Jeffrey F. Combs
Mr. Combs has over 40 years of investment management, advisory and operating experience, including 25 years of experience in the EMEA (Europe/Middle East/Africa) markets. After graduating from the Columbia University School of Business with an MBA in Finance, Mr. Combs spent two years working for Lehman Brothers as a member of the Corporate Finance group where he assisted corporate clients with debt and equity financing, mergers, divestitures and IPOs on both the NYSE and NASDAQ. After that, he spent several years engaged in Private Equity and Wealth Management at Morgan, Stanley before leaving to form Combs & Company, a real estate investment partnership where he was responsible for raising over $400 million in equity earmarked for the purchase of distressed residential and hotel properties. Since 1990, he has been engaged primarily in private equity. During this period, Mr. Combs has successfully invested and/or raised money for businesses in which he has taken either an active management role, or that of an advisor/director. These businesses, collectively, were/are engaged in telecom, high-tech, retail and entertainment. In early 2022, Mr. Combs developed a relationship with CapZone, a leader in the field of Qualified Opportunity Zone (QOF) investments and analytics.
Mr. Combs joined Silver Leaf Partners in January 2023, and holds both the Series 7 and Series 63 licenses.