Chairman of the Board and Director
David Simon has served as Chairman of SPG since 2007, CEO of the Company or its predecessor since 1995 and President of SPG since February 2019. Mr. Simon serves as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Klepierre, a publicly traded Paris-based European leader in shopping malls. Mr. Simon has been a director of SPG or its predecessor since its incorporation in 1993. Mr. Simon was President of SPG’s predecessor from 1993 to 1996. Mr. Simon spent five years as an investment banker at Wasserstein Perella & Company, a Wall Street firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions and leveraged buyouts, and at First Boston Corp. Recently, Mr. Simon previously served as a director of Washington Prime Group.
Chief Executive Officer and Director
Eli Simon is Senior Vice President-Corporate Investments at Simon Property Group, Inc. Prior to joining SPG, he was Principal, Head of North American Lodging for Och-Ziff Real Estate. Mr. Simon received an undergraduate degree and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Scarlett O’Sullivan has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Rent the Runway, Inc., an e-commerce business offering rental and resale of designer apparel. From 2007 to 2015, Ms. O’Sullivan was a Partner at Softbank Capital and Softbank China & India Holdings, leading venture capital investments. Prior to that, Ms. O’Sullivan spent time as an investment banker at Robertson Stephens and Morgan Stanley. Ms. O’Sullivan was previously a board member of Gilt Groupe and other private E-commerce and D2C companies. Ms. O’Sullivan has received a BS in Economics from Yale University and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Bippy Siegal is currently Chairman of Modern Financial Inc. and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Raycliff Capital, LLC since 2000. As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Raycliff Capital, LLC since 2000, Mr. Siegal organized private equity investments in commercial and residential real estate in the United States, the United Kingdom and Israel. Mr. Siegal was an early investor in Athleta, J Brand Jeans, Stub Hub, and Royalty Pharma, and Soalge. Mr. Siegal has also been Chairman of Modern Services Corp. since 2006, is Director of Soho House Holdings Limited and is Principal of Crystal Energy Group. In addition, Mr. Siegal is a Member of The Council on Foreign Relations and a trustee of Boston University. Mr. Siegal was also Chairman of Modern Bank, N.A., from its founding in 2006 to 2017, where he had a lender’s perceptive on commercial real estate.
Ben Weprin founded AJ Capital Partners, a private real estate company based in Chicago, Illinois, and has served as the Chief Executive Officer since. AJ Capital Partners acquires, develops and operates hospitality assets and businesses with a focus on luxury lodging investments. Mr. Weprin also founded Adventurous Journeys LP in 2008 and has served as its Chief Executive Officer since. He is also the founder of Graduate Hotels and has served as its Chief Executive Officer since its creation in 2014. Mr. Weprin has been a director of Jaws Acquisition Corp. since 2020. Mr. Weprin received an M.B.A. from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management and a B.A. in Business Administration from University of Tennessee-Knoxville.