Annual Convention Speakers

Eric Silverman

Eric Silverman

Founder and Owner of Voluntary Disruption

Eric Silverman, Founder and Owner of Baltimore Maryland based Voluntary Disruption (VD), a division of Silverman Benefits Group (SBG), is considered one of the most recognized authorities and disruptive forces in enhanced employee funded benefits (the industry formerly known as “voluntary”).

Eric is widely known as a subject matter expert with more than 20 years of employee benefit sales, marketing, management and recruiting experience. He is often sought after and interviewed by various journalists from multiple industry publications such as BenefitsPRO, ThinkAdvisor (formerly LifeHealthPRO), and Employee Benefit Adviser (EBA) online and print magazines. He has also been asked to deliver key note speeches and speak on various expert panels at multiple national industrywide and carrier conferences.

Eric has received the 2017 “Voluntary Adviser of the Year” award by Employee Benefit Adviser magazine – one of the highest industrywide honors given to only one “voluntary” adviser annually. He is also a contributing author to the Amazon Best Selling employee benefits book, “Breaking Through The Status Quo.”

Eric serves on the Workplace Benefits Association Advisory Board and has been honored as a “Rising Star in Advising” by Employee Benefit Adviser magazine, voted as 1 of the top 30 “Benefit Pros to Follow” on Twitter, and can often be found within the online and print pages of BenefitsPRO and EBA magazines as a regularly featured commentator.


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