Josh Silverman is an entrepreneurial executive who has built and run some of the world's most loved consumer Internet companies. He is currently President of the US Consumer Services business at American Express and formerly was an Executive in Residence at Greylock Partners.
Prior to joining Greylock Josh was the CEO of Skype. During his 2.5 year tenure, Skype added more than 300 million users, launched critically acclaimed new product platforms, became ubiquitous across mobile and consumer electronic devices, and grew to account for 25% of the world's international calling minutes; all while doubling revenues and tripling profits. In recognition of his contributions, Josh was voted first runner-up for "CEO of the Year" by TechCrunch in 2010.
Previously Josh served as CEO of Shopping.com, held senior executive roles at eBay and was Co-Founder and CEO of Evite, which he led from inception through its sale to Barry Diller's IAC. Earlier in his career Josh served as a management consultant with Booz-Allen & Hamilton and on the staff of Senator Bill Bradley.
Josh holds a BA from Brown University and an MBA from Stanford, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar.