Paul Silverman, Integra's founder and managing director, has personally helped increase the productivity of executives from organizations including Pfizer, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup, Honeywell, Avon, Siemens, AXA, Bayer and Nestle. His legal industry clients include Skadden Arps, Nixon Peabody, Debevoise Plimpton and Baker Botts.

For more than 12 years, Silverman worked in Japan as a business consultant for clients such as Texas Instruments, NTT and the American Consulate. He also hosted a radio program and was a popular public speaker.

Silverman's training and experience with the Zen Buddhist community in Japan earned him the position as the first non-Japanese person to be named the head Abbot of a Zen Temple in Japan (Tetsugyuji Zen Temple).

Here in the United States, Silverman sits on four interfaith committees and volunteers as a Chaplain for the Disaster Chaplaincy Services (partner of The American Red Cross), the Veterans Administration, and several Westchester County hospitals.

Silverman holds BFA and MFA degrees from Carnegie-Mellon University, and an MBA from Oita University in Japan. Silverman can be reached at