Cary Silverstein is the President and CEO of SMA, LLC & The Negotiating Edge. Cary heads a group of four consultants who provide facilitation in the areas of strategic planning, consultative selling, market research, negotiations, and conflict resolution. As a senior professor at DeVry University / Keller Graduate School in Milwaukee and Pewaukee, Cary facilitates classes in a entrepreneurial planning, legal & ethical issues, negotiation skills, and strategic planning.
Cary has had a number of articles in the areas of entrepreneurship, family succession planning, and negotiation published in national periodicals and on the Internet. Cary’s regularly writes on business consulting topics for The BizTimes Milwaukee. Cary has been a consulting partner with HRDQ in King of Prussia, PA, a firm that develops evaluation and training materials in the Human Resource areas. Cary is a member of MMAC’s COSBE Board of Directors and has led COSBE Group 10 for a number of years. Cary is also a Vice President for Management with the Labor Employee Research Association’s Milwaukee chapter. Cary has been a judge in the annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest for the last five years.
Cary holds MBAs from Long Island University’s Arthur T. Roth School of Business in Marketing & Organizational Behavior. Cary also has a BA from the City University of New York, Queens College in Political Science and Industrial Psychology. In addition Cary has been awarded certificates in Advanced Negotiation from Harvard’s Program on Negotiation and in Labor and Employment Law rom Marquette University.