Paul B. Silverman
Author, Executive, Advisor, Speaker
With over four decades of senior international corporate management, global management consulting, entrepreneurial management experience, and a successful track record managing both private and public companies, Paul Silverman has demonstrated strong proven leadership and management capabilities in a wide range of areas including new venture development, capital formulation strategies, financing, global business development, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic alliances.
Mr. Silverman serves as Managing Partner of the Gemini Business Group, LLC, a global new venture development firm.
Mr. Silverman has contributed to the education sector since 2002, currently serving as Adjunct Professor in the R.H. Smith School of Business, and formerly in the School of Management at George Mason University and the Kogod School of Business at American University. He typically teaches undergraduate and MBA courses in strategy, international business and entrepreneurship. In early 2012, he was appointed to also serve as Adjunct Professor in the School of Business at George Washington University.
Mr. Silverman is the author of the Worm on a Chopstick series which draws upon the author’s global experience to help entrepreneurs understand how to develop, launch, manage, and successfully grow new ventures.
The author’s first book, “Worm on a Chopstick: Understanding Today’s Entrepreneurial Age: Directions, Strategies, Management Perspectives,” published in May 2011, shared perspectives on today’s “disruptive” entrepreneurial age changes, offering strategies helping both traditional and emerging companies address today’s challenges and opportunities. The book received positive reviews (http://paulbsilverman.com/books/reviews/).
The second book in the series, “8 Building Blocks to Launch, Manage, and Grow a Successful Business”, released July 2, 2015, addresses what the author defines as Entrepreneurial Management 2.0, a portfolio of management tools and perspectives structured within eight Building Blocks. The new book meets the requests from readers and colleagues to develop a more prescriptive “how-to” book for entrepreneurs, based on the author’s experience.
The author is committed to support entrepreneurship, helping entrepreneurs launch, manage, and grow their business; developing new financing structures to fuel new ventures; and promoting new government policies needed to support and leverage entrepreneurship to create economic growth. You can access Paul Silverman’s blog at www.paulbsilverman.com/blog.
Mr. Silverman has a highly diversified and successful track record spanning four decades serving as a senior corporate management executive, global management consultant, public and private company CEO, adjunct professor, and entrepreneur. He typically serves as an Executive Advisor providing senior management support in area management consulting, executive management, strategy planning, capital formulation strategies, new financing, global business development, mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances, and new venture development. In May 2009, the Obama administration invited Mr. Silverman to consider a possible appointment in the administration to assist in areas of homeland security or health care- information for the appointment process was submitted.
In December 2012, Mr. Silverman was appointed ‘turnaround” President and CEO of InferX Corporation (OTC/PK: NFRX), a predictive analytics company, and led the development of several new predictive analytics business portfolios including Financial Analytics Management Solutions (“FAMS”), and new Clinical Data Exchange Services (“CDAX”), a family of transaction-based healthcare analytics services. Mr. Silverman shared the Company’s value creation strategy with the investment community (Radio Interview Oct, 2, 2013), expanded the executive management team, attracted new capital, and agreed to serve as Executive Chairman in November 2013. In May 2014, Mr. Silverman resigned his position as Executive Chairman to pursue other activities.
Prior to joining InferX Corporation, Mr. Silverman served as CEO of Sante Corporation, a privately held company using proprietary medication tracking and systems technology to develop new personalized health management systems and services to improve today’s health care system.
Mr. Silverman’s experience includes senior executive management and advisory positions in a wide range of technology areas including health care systems, telecom, security, next generation analytics, wireless services, information systems, satellite services, e-commerce, M2M networks, imaging technology among others. Mr. Silverman served as a management advisor to several companies pursuing new health care and homeland security applications including a company pursuing the use of next generation interactive gaming technology for physical therapy, rehabilitation and treatment of PTSD, and other psychological disorders. In 2009, Mr. Silverman was invited to assist in the launch and financing of a new venture developing personalized medicine technologies using predictive modeling based on genetic biomarkers and genetic mapping. Mr. Silverman was also invited to assist in the development of a planned new national emergency medical response and triage network to improve the nation’s response to pandemics, natural disasters and terrorism.
Mr. Silverman’s has successfully developed and executed new strategies to assist problem companies employing a wide range of technologies in diverse markets. From 2006 to 2007, Mr. Silverman served as Chairman and former CEO of Strategic Defense Alliance Corp, a firm acquiring homeland security firms. In 2003, Mr. Silverman assisted in restructuring of MobilePro Corporation (OTC/BB: MOBL), a publicly traded telecom company, and served as founding Chairman of the MobilePro Management Advisory Board from 2003 to 2006. In 1998, Mr. Silverman was appointed “turnaround” CEO and Chairman of RFP Express, Inc. (OTC/BB: RFPX), a San-Diego-based, publicly traded, B2B e-commerce company in the travel and hospitality sector (1998-2000). He successfully sold an unprofitable wireless pre-paid card business, closed three funding rounds, increased staff from 8 to 55 employees, secured major strategic alliance partners such as Rosenbluth International, American Express and Sabre, established the company as a leading player in the hospitality sector providing Internet based RFP services linking global hotel operators, travel agencies, and major corporations seeking to negotiate preferred lodging rates.
From 2001 to 2003, Mr. Silverman co-founded and launched several health care and telecom ventures including AttoTek Medical Imaging Systems, Inc. (“AMIS”). Working with the Mayo Clinic and partners such as TRW, AMIS used new proprietary computer-aided diagnostic imaging technology and automated disease detection algorithms to assist Radiologists in detecting brain aneurysms, with plans to expand this to include automatic detection of pulmonary aneurysms and colon cancer.
Mr. Silverman was appointed founding Director of the Entrepreneurial Step Up Program at George Mason University in 2007( GMU Press Release: Entrepreneurial Step Up Program 2007, PBS GMU Press Interview Nov 2007) , offering an Entrepreneurial Education Program targeting CEOs of early stage high growth companies.
Mr. Silverman has served in senior management positions with major information industry firms including RCA, GTE, Xerox and IBM (SBS). He also has more than ten years experience serving in senior global management consulting positions with Coopers & Lybrand, Booz Allen and Hamilton, and James Martin Strategy, where he served as CEO for North America.
Mr. Silverman is well known in the global information industry and venture community. He has conducted hundreds of presentations worldwide and published numerous articles and blog posts addressing strategy, policy and new business development issues.
The author holds a BS in Physics from CCNY and an MS in Management from Polytechnic University of New York and resides in the Washington, D.C. area.
For additional background information and upcoming speaking engagements, see Paul Silverman CV
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