Benjamin Silverman

Practice: Industrial, Energy & Mobility


Motorbiking from Nagoya to Tokyo in a typhoon, silly dances, or my loud discussion with Dewi Fujin on national TV.


When you grow up in the slow bucolica of smalltown Vermont, USA, where winters are as cold as a polar bear’s butt, there comes a time when you just have to get hot. For Ben, it was upon discovering a passion for martial arts at the age of twelve. As those who work with him in executive search know, he’s got a clear eye for the big picture, and after years of honing his skills (and with creative inspiration drawn from Paolo Coelho’s classic The Alchemist), he saw his own: the best way to expand was to learn Chinese and Japanese and continue training in the Far East. And so he did, with such passion that he ultimately rose to become the National Taekwondo Champion of Japan. Using the same drive and focus in his professional life, Ben is a vital resource to his communities – starting with us. Work happiness and laughter are key motivators, both in the service he provides his clients and candidates and for himself, which made Zensho Agency a perfect fit. “This firm represents the evolution of work,” he says. “We’ve changed the paradigm from within.” A confessed coffee achiever, Ben likes to spend non-recruitment time alternately nurturing his physical fitness brand and a pet chinchilla named Coco, or reading fantasy – a genre he’s been into ever since Calvin & Hobbes gave him his first youthful dreams of what’s possible. When you’re ready to turn up the heat in your own career or workout program, give him a call. Our Silverman is solid gold.

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