Ross Silver, Founder, Sylva International

Founder, Sylva International



Mr. Silver founded Sylva International (dba SylvaCap Media), in 2016 and he serves as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. Prior to founding Sylva, Mr. Silver founded Vista Partners, a fund, independent equity research firm and Registered Investment Advisor. Mr. Silver served as the Principal Analyst for Vista Partners from 2005-2016. The portfolio of companies Mr. Silver covered had a CAGR of 17% during his tenure at Vista.


Prior to starting Vista, Mr. Silver was a Research Analyst for TC Advisors, a San Francisco-based hedge fund. Before TC Advisors, Mr. Silver was a research associate for Dresdner RCM (now Allianz) covering Consumer Discretionary and Consumer Staple companies. Prior to working for Dresdner, Mr. Silver was a member of CIBC’s Technology, Media, and Telecom Investment Banking team, where he worked primarily on M&A but also on equity and debt offerings.


Mr. Silver has worked with government agencies, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Mr. Silver actively speaks at conferences & universities globally. Mr. Silver was a Board Member for his local American Red Cross chapter and was a member of a Bend, OR non-profit named 100 Men Who Care.


Mr. Silver holds a Series 65 securities license. Sylva International is a Registered Investment Advisor.