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Tim Schantz


Tim Schantz is a senior financial executive with broad domestic and international experience in both developed and emerging markets and in a wide range of financial arenas, including asset and wealth management, corporate and structured finance, investment/merchant banking and alternative investing. He has also cultivated a lifelong interest in history, politics and strategy. Mr. Schantz currently serves as Senior Advisor to History Factory (where he previously worked as Chief Administrative Officer and as a member of the leadership team for over 7 years), as Vice Chairman of Clear Harbor Asset Management, on the Board of Advisors for S Cube Capital, and as a strategy consultant to Digital Transitions/Pixel Acuity.

After a decade of living and working in Europe (the UK, Italy and Germany) in corporate finance and banking with Bankers Trust, Continental Illinois and Chase Manhattan and then serving as a strategy consultant for Greenwich Associates, he has spent the better part of the past 30 years in executive leadership roles; first, as president of ING Capital, the firm’s US merchant bank, and, then, as president of ING Furman Selz Asset Management, its third party money management platform specializing in alternatives and managed accounts. This was followed by roles as head of ING’s corporate and structured finance business in the Americas (North and South) and Deutsche Bank’s structured finance activities within private wealth management in the US before joining Genworth as head of alternative investing.

Then, after leading the Mountbatten Institute in North America, providing first class professional development and experiential education to post-graduate students from around the world, Mr. Schantz was called to serve the Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation in Washington, DC, comprised of the Cathedral and its three schools. as its Executive Vice President and COO, prior to joining History Factory. He has also served as a member of the Compensation and Governance Committees for the Board of Questex Media and has been a Director and Chairman of the Nominating and Governance Committee for MortgageIT, a NYSE listed company prior to its acquisition by Deutsche Bank. Mr. Schantz has previously served as a Trustee and Chairman of the Governance Committee and led a capital campaign for the Museum of American Finance, as a Director for University Settlement, one of New York’s oldest charitable organizations, as a Trustee for the Investment Funds of the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut, as Treasurer and Vestry member of St. Andrew’s Church in Stamford, as President of the Tomac Historic Burying Ground in Old Greenwich, Ct. and on the Chairman’s Advisory Committee of the Greenwich Historical Society.

Currently, he serves as Chairman of the Investment Committee, member of the Governance Committee, and Co-Chairman of the Milestones Committee for the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and as Chairman of the Strategic Initiatives Committee and member of the Executive Committee for the advisory board of the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives.

Mr. Schantz holds a BA in history from Brown University, studied at the American Universities Field Staff Institute in Rome and is a recipient of an award in historic preservation from the Daughters of the American Revolution. He and his wife, Patricia, currently live in the twin capitals of Washington, DC and Annapolis, Maryland after living many years in Old Greenwich, Connecticut. Their three adult children, Adam, Susannah and Bobby, are residents of Philadelphia, Washington and New York respectively.

Tim Schantz
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