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Danny Guttman, Managing Partner

Danny Guttman is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of G&H Ventures.

Prior to founding G&H Ventures, Mr. Guttman was CEO, Director, and co-founder of Delek Capital Ltd, the financial services arm of the Delek Group, one of Israel’s largest and most profitable conglomerates with global interests in financial services, energy, and infrastructure. Mr. Guttman led the acquisition of the Texas-based Republic insurance group in 2006 and served as its Chairman post-acquisition. Following the acquisition, the Republic group expanded both in Texas and into several additional states. Republic’s insurance premiums grew from less than $500 million (pre-acquisition) to over $900 million in 2009. In addition to serving as Chairman of the Board of the Republic Insurance Group, Mr. Guttman also served as Chairman of the Audit Committee, Investment Committee, Compensation Committee, and Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee and is familiar with US GAAP accounting, statutory accounting, as well as IFRS accounting standards.

Mr. Guttman also served on the Board of Directors and on the Audit Committee of the Phoenix Insurance Group, one of Israel’s largest and publicly traded insurance groups. The Phoenix Insurance Group, a leading insurer in property & casualty, life, and health insurance, has assets in excess of $25 billion. Mr. Guttman served on the Board of the Phoenix Insurance Group between 2007 and 2010.

Prior to joining Delek, Mr. Guttman was CEO and co-founder of Clal Finance Ltd, one of Israel’s largest non-bank financial institutions with subsidiaries operating in the areas of portfolio management, provident funds, mutual funds, pension funds, equity research, securities underwriting, mortgages, and financial advisory services. Mr. Guttman led the mergers and acquisitions which was a crucial part of building the company from scratch into a financial leader with total assets under management of $15 billion and over 300 employees.

Prior to co-founding Clal Finance, Mr. Guttman managed the Project & Corporate Finance Division at Clal Insurance, Israel’s largest property & casualty insurer. Mr. Guttman also headed the division at Clal Insurance dealing exclusively with financial insurance products.

While at the Stockholm School of Economics, Mr. Guttman led a major on-site business development program for the market penetration of Ericsson’s cellular systems in China and Hong Kong. Mr. Guttman built a marketing and financial strategy for Ericsson on the Chinese market which later became Ericsson’s largest market.

Non-profit work: Mr. Guttman is Chairman of the investment committees of the Foundations of Akiba Academy of Dallas and Yavneh Academy of Dallas. He also serves as Chairman of the Congregation Shaare Tefilla Foundation in Dallas. He has served as a Member of the Finance Committee and the Planning & Allocation Committee of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas. Mr. Guttman has also served as Vice Chairman of the Texas-Israel Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Guttman has a Masters of Science Degree in Economics and Business Administration from the Stockholm School of Economics.

Mr. Guttman resides with his wife and four children in Dallas, Texas, USA.

 

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