Daniel B. Silvers
Mr. Silvers is the Founder and Managing Member of Matthews Lane Capital Partners LLC, an investment firm since June 2015. He has also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of Inspired Entertainment, Inc., a company involved in the gaming equipment supplier industry, where he is also a member of the Office of the Executive Chairman, since December 2016. He also served as Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Leisure Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company, from September 2017 through June 2021, and is the former President of SpringOwl Asset Management LLC, an investment management firm, a position he held from March 2009 to June 2015 (including predecessor entities). From April 2009 to October 2010, Mr. Silvers also served as President of Western Liberty Bancorp, an acquisition-oriented holding company that acquired and recapitalized a community bank in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mr. Silvers joined a predecessor of SpringOwl from Fortress Investment Group, a leading global alternative asset manager, where he worked from 2005 to 2009. At Fortress, Mr. Silvers’ primary focus was to originate and oversee due diligence on and asset management for real estate and gaming investments in Fortress’ Drawbridge Special Opportunities Fund. Prior to joining Fortress, Mr. Silvers was a senior member of the real estate, gaming and lodging investment banking group at Bear, Stearns & Co., Inc. Mr. Silvers previously served on the board of directors of International Game Technology, bwin.party digital entertainment plc, Universal Health Services, Inc., Forestar Group, Inc., PICO Holdings, Inc., Ashford Hospitality Prime, Inc. and India Hospitality Corp. Mr. Silvers holds a B.S. in Economics, as well as an M.B.A with a concentration in Finance, from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Silvers has served as a member of our board of directors since March 2018.