Mitra and Michael Margolis are committed to a diverse array of causes. They are inscribed on the Wall of Life at The Hebrew University for their philanthropic leadership directed towards the world-class research conducted at the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences. They are members of the Aspen Art Museum National Council and Norton Museum of Art Contemporary and Modern Art Council.
Michael Margolis is President of the D. Sterling Margolis Family Foundation; a member of the Board of Directors of MorseLife Health System, Inc. and MorseLife Foundation, Inc. in West Palm Beach; a member of Chief Executives Organization, Inc. (“CEO”); a member and former Officer of the Manhattan Chapter and a secondary member of the Aspen Chapter and West Palm Beach Chapter of Young Presidents’ Organization (“YPO”); an Advisory Board member and formerly Chairman of the Investment Committee, Chairman of The Budget and Finance Committee, Treasurer and a Board member of New York City Mission Society (“NYCMS”); and a member of the Economic Club of New York. He was formerly a member of the Phillips Academy Andover Alumni Council and New York Regional Leadership Team; and Co-Chairman of the Screening Committee and a member of the Steering Committee of HBS Alumni Angels of New York.
Mitra Margolis serves as a board member of the Bayou Bend Docent Organization at Museum of Fine Arts of Houston. She also serves as a board member of the Sustaining Club of the Junior League of Houston. She was formerly Vice-Chair of the Fundraising Committee of the Junior League of New York. She is a Rotarian where she implemented EarlyAct First Knight in elementary schools. She is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. She is a former board member of the Woman’s Auxiliary for Congregation Emanu-El in New York City.
Michael Margolis is founder and Sole Member of Maric Fund Management, LLC (“Maric”) and affiliated entities, founded in 2005, which serve as the investment manager for various public and private equity investments. Maric is focused on investing in inefficient, out-of-favor, complex or overlooked value-oriented opportunities. Portfolio holdings include controlling interests in companies in the behavioral health care and integrative care industries. Non-operating company holdings include investments in pharmaceutical royalties, appellate litigation funding, European domination profit and loss transfer transactions, purchase order financings and other non-traditional asset classes. Michael is a former Board member of SWK Holdings Corp. (OTCQB: “SWKH”) where he was Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Governance Committee.
Prior to forming Maric and affiliates, from 2002 to 2005, Michael was a Director of Sage Capital Growth, Inc. (“Sage”). Sage and related funds have invested globally in over 300 transactions with an aggregate value in excess of US $3.0 billion globally. Prior to joining Sage, from 1998 to 2002, he was a co-founder and Partner of Arcadia Partners, L.P. (“Arcadia”), one of the first private equity funds focused on the education and training sectors. Prior to co-founding Arcadia, from 1993 to 1998, Michael was employed by Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. as an Associate and subsequently Vice President in the Media and Entertainment Investment Banking Group in New York. From 1989 to 1991, he was a financial analyst in the Mergers and Acquisitions group of Kidder, Peabody & Co. Incorporated in New York. Michael received a Master in Business Administration Degree from Harvard Business School in 1993, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy from University of Michigan in 1989, and graduated from Phillips Academy (Andover) in 1985.
Mitra Margolis is currently a Member of Janjoon, LLC, a real estate investment company and she is a contributing reporter for Kayhan London. Her articles have focused on Iranian-American individuals, cross-cultural and political issues. Mitra formerly practiced pricing, structuring and hedging of commodity contracts at Sempra Energy and Constellation Energy Group. Prior to this, Mitra worked at Enron as a financial engineer constructing prices for newly traded commodities. Earlier in her career, she worked for General Electric Lighting and Pratt & Whitney designing and manufacturing lighting products, as well as commercial and military aircraft engines. Mitra received a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Boston University in 1999.