Ira M. Lubert
Independence Capital Partners and Lubert Alder Partners, L.P.
Ira M. Lubert is Chairman and co-founder of Lubert-Adler Real Estate which, together with LLR Equity Partners, Quaker BioVentures, LEM Mezzanine Fund, Versa Capital Management, LBC Corporate Debt Fund, Rubenstein Partners and Patriot Capital Partners, constitute Independence Capital Partners, a family of private investment management firms.
Mr. Lubert has 30 years of experience in the real estate and private equity sectors. Prior to forming Lubert-Adler, Mr. Lubert was the principal and founder of TL Ventures, within the family of Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. (NYSE: SFE), an early-stage venture fund. Mr. Lubert was also founder of Radnor Venture Partners, L.P., the first venture fund managed by Safeguard Scientifics.
Mr. Lubert also serves on community boards. He is past chairman of the United Way Campaign of Philadelphia and an active recruiter for the Alexis de Tocqueville Society of the United Way.
Mr. Lubert graduated from Penn State in 1973 with a bachelor of science degree in Health and Human Development, majoring in Food Service and Housing Administration. He received the Penn State Alumni Fellow Award in 1995 and the Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2006.
Mr. Lubert served on the Board of Trustees from 1997 to 2000 and was appointed to the Board of Trustees by the governor and received Senate confirmation on September 24, 2007 to serve a three-year term.