Alan Snyder : Managing Partner, Shinnecock Partners

Alan C. Snyder is the Managing Partner of Shinnecock Partners (a 30-year-old family office boutique). Shinnecock (www.shinnecock.com) manages a number of niche investment funds, including the soon-to-launch Art Lending Fund, which invests in short-term loans secured by fine art. Alan was Former Chairman and Board Member of the Western Los Angeles Boy Scout Council. He was the Founder and non-Executive Board Chairman of Snap Insurance LLC; the Founder, CEO, President, and Chairman of the Board of Answer Financial Inc. and the Insurance Answer Center; CEO of Aurora National Life Insurance; Executive-in-Charge of Executive Life Insurance Company on behalf of the California Department of Insurance; President and COO of First Executive Corporation, a $20 billion life holding company; and Executive Vice President and member of the Board of Directors at Dean Witter Financial Services Group (a predecessor firm to Morgan Stanley). He managed most of the product areas and as part of a three-person team undertook the development of the Discover card. Mr. Snyder is a graduate of Georgetown University (Wall Street Journal Scholar) and Harvard Business School (Baker Scholar).