Senior Advisors

J. Ira Harris

Chairman of J. I. Harris & Associates

A native of New York City, Mr. Harris graduated from the University of Michigan in January 1959 where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (B.B.A.). 

He began his career in New York City in 1959, and then moved to Chicago in 1964 to become partner in charge of the Midwest operation of Blair & Company. In 1969 he joined Salomon Brothers as a General Partner and served as a member of its Executive Committee from 1978 to 1983, and also served as a Director of Phibro-Salomon. In January 1988 he joined Lazard Freres & Company as a Senior Partner and member of its Management Committee, where he remained until January 1998. He then formed J. I. Harris & Associates, a financial consulting firm, and at the same time became Vice Chairman of The Pritzker Organization.

Mr. Harris has been, and continues to be, active in a wide variety of charitable organizations.  Mr. Harris is a Life Trustee of Northwestern University, Northwestern Memorial Hospital Corporation and the Museum of Science and Industry. He is a Life Director of the Chicago Public Library Foundation, the National Center for Learning Disabilities in New York City, the Big Shoulders Fund for the Chicago Parochial School System and the Board of Directors of the Kravis Center of Palm Beach. He is a Director of the Polk Brothers Charitable Foundation and the Palm Beach Civic Association. He is a member of the University of Michigan Investment Advisory Committee and President’s Advisory Group, a member of the Kellogg Graduate School Advisory Board and serves on the Executive Committee of the Palm Beach Community Chest/United Way. Mr. Harris is the Founding Chairman of Project HOPE (Harris Obesity Prevention Effort) at the Langone Medical School of New York University.

In the past, Mr. Harris was director of the Chicago Community Foundation, and served on the boards of Manpower Corporation, Caremark Corporation & Watsco Corporation.

In 1967, Mr. Harris was selected as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Year by the Junior Chamber of Commerce in Chicago. He has also received the Community Leadership Award from Marillac House in Chicago, the Honor Award from the Weizmann Institute of Science, the Scopus Award from the American Friends of Hebrew University, the Silver Plaque Brotherhood Award from the National Conference of Christians and Jews, the Human Rights Medallion from the American Jewish Committee, the Horatio Alger Award and was an honoree of the Celebration of Philanthropy held by the Palm Beach County Community Foundation. In 2009, he received the Distinguished Community Service Award from United Hospital Fund of New York City. He was given the Outstanding Alumni Award from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan in 2010, and most recently in April 2012 the University conferred an honorary Doctor of Laws degree upon him.

David L. Moore

Chairman & CEO of Moore Holdings,
Member of AIM13's Board of Managers

David Moore is an experienced business executive, corporate leader and entrepreneur, whose current business activities are centered in three key categories: Operating Businesses, Private Equity/Venture Capital Investing, and Senior Advisory Work. The operating businesses include controlling interests in six businesses with over 1200 employees which are affiliates of Andersen Windows, the world's largest window manufacturer. The private equity and venture capital activities involve investments in over a dozen small and mid-sized businesses, including sourcing and evaluating deals as a partner of Sonostar Ventures and Moore Holdings. He is also a minority investor in the Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club (Atlanta’s NBA team). Advisory work includes: Board member of Spanx, Inc., Board member and shareholder representative of Relationship Science, LLC, and Board member of CommunityCo. Since 2000, David has served on the Boards of twelve different companies, seven of them public (two NYSE and five NASDAQ), including being a board member of Network Solutions owned by General Atlantic Partners, as well as Bolle Sunglasses and CBS Marketwatch. He has also been CEO of a public company ( and Vice-Chairman of Marquis Jet, now owned by NetJets and Berkshire Hathaway. Over the past two decades David has also served in a wide range of educational, social service, religious and health-related organizations, including: Chairman of the Board, City Parks Foundation; Amherst College (Annual Fund Chair, President of the Society of the Alumni, and Co-Chair of a $500 million Capital Campaign); UJA (General Chair of the $250 million Annual Campaign in NYC, Chair of Private Equity Division, Trustee and Executive Committee); Young Presidents Organization (Chairman, New York City); Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services (Trustee and Vice-President); Central Synagogue (Trustee and Fundraising Chair); Aish Hatorah (Trustee) and Eldridge Street Project (Trustee); among others. David is the youngest recipient ever of Amherst College's "Medal for Eminent Service" presented at Commencement in May 2000. In 1997 he was named an "Entrepreneur of the Year" finalist by Ernst & Young. In October, 2011 he received "The People and Parks Award" at Gracie Mansion for his work to help improve programs in parks throughout NYC. He is also a performing stand-up comedian and published author. He had headlined in the New York and Nantucket Comedy Festivals, The Friars Club and Caroline's on Broadway, and has appeared on CNBC, Fox News and ABC-TV. Additionally, he has published pieces in the Wall Street Journal Op Ed page, "Shouts & Murmurs" in The New Yorker, Huffington Post,, and USA Today. A 1978 Magna Cum Laude graduate of Amherst College and 1980 graduate of Harvard Business School, David lives in Manhattan with his wife, Lori, and children Jami and Nicholas.