BOB RATLIFFE is the President of Silver Creek where in addition to his day to day management responsibilities he serves as co-portfolio manager of the firm’s real asset strategies. Prior to joining Silver Creek, Mr. Ratliffe spent nine years as a senior partner at Bentall Kennedy, one of North America’s largest institutional real estate advisors. He was responsible for the portfolio management of a dozen institutional Separate Accounts. He served on the firm’s Board of Directors, as well as its Management and Investment Committees. During the seven years preceding Bentall Kennedy, Mr. Ratliffe was a principal at Eagle River Investments, a private equity firm formed by Craig McCaw, after the sale of McCaw Cellular Communications, Inc. to AT&T in 1994. Prior to joining Eagle River, Mr. Ratliffe spent ten years with McCaw Cellular in several senior management roles. Mr. Ratliffe began his career after graduation from the University of Washington in 1982 by founding, with a partner, a boutique securities broker dealer that raised private equity for real estate partnerships and business startups that included Costco. Mr. Ratliffe is the immediate past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Seattle University and currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of the Behind the Badge Foundation, which provides support to the families of police officers killed in the line of duty. He holds a BA from the University of Washington.