Ernie Silvers-Bio

Ernie Silvers

Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship

Joined the Entrepreneurship Team in 2015

Ernie is the MBA Programs Director at the Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration at California State University, San Bernardino, CA (CSUSB). Ernie has been teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses in the Entrepreneurship, Management, and Marketing departments since 2014. Professionally, Ernie has more than 30-years of diverse managerial experience in executive management, operations management, manufacturing, sales and marketing, human resources, and logistics. The bulk of his career has been spent in the automotive aftermarket, which is a 63-billion-dollar global industry. During this time, Ernie has been actively involved with the Specialty Equipment Marketing Association (SEMA), and has served in various leadership positions on several committees, industry councils and the SEMA Board of Directors. As an entrepreneur, Ernie is the driving force behind Silvers Connection, a growing consulting practice focused on connecting people and business with opportunities for growth and profitability through lean concepts, process improvement, education, and training. Silvers Connection specializes in leading mid-sized, small, and family-run businesses through development and implementation of operating systems to maximize efficiency and sustain profitability.

Most Admired Entrepreneur:

Having lived in the automotive aftermarket for the last 25-years my faves include Barry Mequiar; Mequiar's Inc.; Corky Coker: The Coker Group; Myles Kovacs: DUB; and Hot Rod Valdez: Industry personality and event planner - These folks may not be household names to the average person, but they've sure changed the hot rod and classic car industry!