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"We are still in the early stages of the internet changing the world."

Michael Silverman


Michael Silverman, founder and CEO of Duo Consulting, has nearly 30 years experience as an entrepreneur, executive, and innovator. In 1982 he founded PinDot Products, a manufacturer of products for people with disabilities. Michael pioneered computer-aided design and manufacturing, and secured multiple patents before he sold to Invacare Corporation in 1995.

Michael founded Duo Consulting in 1999, helping entrepreneurs from Northwestern Kellogg turn business plans into customers.  But when the market turned, Duo pivoted to focus on digital marketing and collaboration platforms using the Drupal open source CMS.  Along the way Michael wrote the book Capturing Community: How To Build, Manage, and Market Your Online Community published by CMI Press in 2012.

Michael holds a Bachelor’s in Physiology from SIU and a Masters in Management from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Business.  He lives in Evanston, Illinois with his wife Arlene, sons Noah and Benjamin, and their designer dog Alex.