Daniel founded Silverman Strategies in 2021 with the belief that his experience can help progressive organizations operate more effectively and taste victory more often. He previously served as Chief Operating Officer at The James Irvine Foundation from 2019-2020. He was also the Foundation’s Vice President for Strategic Services for three years and Director of Communications for nine years. He was the Foundation’s Corporate Secretary from 2007-2020. As Chief Operating Officer, Daniel oversaw much of the day-to-day operations of the Foundation, including the work of five departments: communications, finance & administration, impact assessment & learning, talent, and technology.
Prior to joining the Irvine Foundation, Daniel served as Senior Vice President at Fenton, the largest public interest communications firm in the country. He provided communications counsel to a wide range of foundations and nonprofit organizations, including the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Goldman Environmental Prize, and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Wangari Maathai. Prior to joining Fenton in 2000, Daniel served as National Media Director for the Sierra Club and as National Field Director for the U.S. Public Interest Research Group.
Daniel holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, Berkeley. He has lived in San Francisco since 1992. His hobbies include doing crossword puzzles, performing improv, and having his hopes dashed every year as he stubbornly follows Cal sports and Everton Football Club.