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Personal Biography

Marc Spilker is a Founding Member of GPS Investment Partners, LLC and an Executive Chairman of Merchant Investment Management, LLC. From 2010 to 2014, Mr. Spilker was President of Apollo Global Management and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. In 2010, prior to joining Apollo, Mr. Spilker retired from Goldman Sachs following a 20-year career with the firm. At Goldman he served as co-head of the Investment Management Division (IMD) and was also a member of the firmwide Management and Risk Committees.

Mr. Spilker previously was the Chairman of Chiron Investment Management, LLC, he served on the Investment Advisory Committee at Google and was a member of the American Stock Exchange, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Council of Economic and Fiscal Advisors for Governor Andrew Cuomo. He also served on the boards of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, the Stone and Bridge Street Funds, BrokerTec and Bondbook, LLC.

Mr. Spilker is a board member of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Undergraduate Executive Board, Maxim Capital Group, LLC, The New 42nd Street, Inc., The Samuel Bronfman Department of Medicine Advisory Board at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the Advisory Board for Mount Sinai’s Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology. Additionally, he serves on the Third Way Board of Trustees, where he is the Founder of Third Way’s Capital Markets Initiative, is a member of the Social Finance, Inc. Advisory Council, is a member of the AdvisorAssist, LLC Advisory Board and chairs the RFK Leadership Council at the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights.

Mr. Spilker received the Robert F. Kennedy Ripple of Hope Award in 2010 and the Marian Heiskell Award from The New 42nd Street in 2020. He is also a recipient of the 2016 Wharton Alumni Award for Distinguished Service. He is a committed supporter of independent public affairs documentaries and has provided funding for three prime time PBS specials, all of which received critical acclaim and numerous awards. These films include Anti-Semitism in the 21st Century: The Resurgence (PBS 2007), Jerusalem: Center of the World (PBS, 2009), The Jewish Journey: America (PBS, 2015) and Viral: Antisemitism in Four Mutations (PBS, 2020). Mr. Spilker also supported an independently produced documentary short about the life of pianist Byron Janis and a five-part media series for The New 42nd Street, Inc.

Mr. Spilker graduated with a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Recent News

Wharton Global Forum’s “The Future of Finance”20180819104412

Wharton Global Forum’s “The Future of Finance”

Marc Spilker moderated a panel on the future of finance at the 52nd Wharton Global Fund on June 14, 2018. The panel featured ...
Ex-Manager at Waddell & Reed, Others Form Investment Firm20150709104323

Ex-Manager at Waddell & Reed, Others Form Investment Firm

A well-known portfolio manager who recently left mutual-fund company Waddell & Reed Financial WDR -0.67% is starting an i...
Former Ivy Funds Portfolio Manager Ryan Caldwell Forms Chiron Investment Management20150709104209

Former Ivy Funds Portfolio Manager Ryan Caldwell Forms Chiron Investment Management

Ryan Caldwell, former Ivy Funds Portfolio Manager, today announced the formation of Chiron Investment Management LLC (“Chiron...