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Harry Silver Biography

Harry Silver, recently retired as a Managing Director with Goldman Sachs, served during 2012-13 as a senior advisor/loaned executive with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. At the DHS he suggested potential areas of improvement in public-private collaboration related to critical infrastructure and provided independent and critical assessments of policies, procedures and tools impacting the private sector. During a career spanning four decades at Goldman he led a number of global operational and risk management initiatives in the areas of investment banking, general (corporate) services, human capital management, compliance operations, crisis management, global security, and vendor risk management. Silver has also held positions as senior vice president and chief administrative officer of the (internet start-up) Wit Soundview Group, executive director for Cravath Swaine & Moore, vice president/chief of staff to the president of Personal and Banking Services at Chemical Bank, principal with the consulting firm of Booz Allen Hamilton and auditor at Arthur Andersen & Co.

Silver earned a B.S. with honors in accounting from Pennsylvania State University in 1976 and an M.B.A. from Columbia University in 1980. He is a certified public accountant and formerly a FINRA registered supervisor.