NCB Veteran Barry Silver Retiring after 35 Years
- Nov 05, 2015
National Cooperative Bank, a leading financial institution dedicated to providing banking solutions to cooperatives and socially responsible organizations nationwide, recently announced the retirement of one of its first employees.
Barry Silver is leaving NCB 35 years after joining the financial institution. Praised as a walking educational resource, he is renowned for finding new and innovative ideas that benefit the cooperative community and an unstoppable force within the Bank and industry in the development of cooperative programs. During his career at NCB, Silver has helped thousands of cooperatives obtain financing to succeed in business.
“Barry’s career-long commitment to cooperatives and National Cooperative Bank has been extraordinary”, stated Charles Snyder, CEO of National Cooperative Bank, in prepared remarks. “His passion and dedication for his customers and working so many years on co-op education and development will be missed at NCB.”
Back in 1993, Silver founded the NCB Co-op 100, an annual listing of the top 100 revenue-earning cooperative businesses in the U.S. and their financial impact on the economy. The Co-op 100 still remains the only annual report of its kind, and was the inspiration for the creation of the Global 300 report by the International Cooperative Alliance, where Silver serves as a board member for the ACI Americas section.
Silver has also been working as a consultant for the World Bank in Chinese co-op development and with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in assisting co-ops in Peru and Ecuador.
Silver will continue leveraging his industry expertise working on international cooperative development through his new company Coop Equity, LLC.