Tom Silva is founder of Silva Brand, a brand consultancy and marketing agency in downtown Chicago. A business strategist and creative director to small-to-medium-sized businesses for two decades, his work has been recognized by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, the International Academy of the Visual Arts and the Web Marketing Association. Tom’s writing about business and branding has been featured in numerous publications, including in Thomson Reuters’ Inside the Minds series of books. He was previously Senior Vice President of Marketing and Strategy for The Alter Group, one of the nation's leading commercial real estate development firms, and Communications Director for PM Realty Group, an international property manager. He is also a filmmaker and musician whose work has been reviewed by Rolling Stone, the Chicago Sun-Times, Public Television, iTunes, and in arts publications in Europe. He holds a Bachelors in Marketing from Long Island University and an MAPH in the Humanities from the University of Chicago. For more information about Tom or Silva Brand, please check out www.silvabrand.com.