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Scott A. Shay
Chairman, Jewish Community Study of New York
Scott A. Shay has served as a founder and is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Signature Bank since its inception. Signature Bank has grown to over $15 billion in assets since its founding 11 years ago and is the top performing bank in the U. S. in shareholder return since its IPO. Since 1980, Shay has been involved in the investment banking and venture capital industries. From 1997 until 2005, Shay served as a director of Bank Hapoalim, Signature Bank’s former parent company. From December 1988 until February 2001, Shay served as a director of Bank United of Texas. He was part of the group the organized the purchase of Bank United of Texas and grew the bank to almost $20 billion in assets prior to its merger in 2001. He has served as Managing Director/Partner of Ranieri Partners and its predecessors since 1988.
Mr. Shay is also actively involved in a Jewish formal and informal education serving on a number of boards and having been a founder of two Jewish not-for-profit organizations. He is the author of “Getting Our Groove Back: How to Energize American Jewry” (Devora, 2nd Edition 2008).
Mr. Shay received a B.A. degree in economics from Northwestern University in 1979 and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. In l980, he received a Master of Management degree from Northwestern’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.