About the Founder
Rick Silva is the Founder and President of B2B Gathering, Inc. one of the fastest-growing networking organizations in the world. He is one of the nation’s foremost experts on business networking and referral generation. He’s given numerous presentations to thousands of people—including speeches at Stanford University, and sharing the stage with Les Brown at the Millionaire Marketing Seminar.
Rick’s primary goal is to help business owners, entrepreneurs, salespeople and consultants bring prosperity into their lives through business networking and building up steady streams of referrals.
Having tracked more than 7,000 cold calls in his career, Rick can teach you how to completely eliminate the need for them in your business within 3-6 months. (See Coaching.)
Rick is one of America’s most experienced networking group leaders. He’s demonstrated his considerable networking skills through building and personally running over 700 B2B group meetings. His sales talents and coaching practice have helped clients and colleagues generate millions of dollars worth of business.
Rick is one of the few that not only teaches networking, but lives it. 12 hours a day, 7 days a week. If he isn’t at a networking event, running a meeting or coaching a business professional on networking, he is probably reading about history, practicing martial arts, or spending time with his friends and family.
Prior to starting B2B Gathering Inc., Rick had the opportunity to hone his skills in leadership, interpersonal relations and team building with companies such as Eastman Kodak and Cisco Systems. He spends much of his day studying success and self-improvement principles from Brian Tracy, Zig Ziglar, Mark Victor Hansen, Dennis Waitley, Jim Rohn, Robert Kiyosaki, Robert Allen and many more.