Derek Silva is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience in the law firm and management advisory industries. As the Practice Director for the Law and Advisory Services Sector at P&C Global, he leads the industry practice worldwide and is a key member of the Digital Transformation, Corporate Performance, and Strategy & Innovation practice groups.
Before joining P&C Global, Derek held impressive positions at three of the top global firms. He began his career at Goldman Sachs & Co., where he honed his skills in mergers and acquisitions and corporate performance optimization. He then moved on to Deloitte, where he served as a director, overseeing a team of consultants and managing complex advisory projects. Finally, before joining P&C Global, he was a Principal at Rothschild & Co., where he led a team of consultants in developing and executing strategic advisory programs.
Derek holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Harvard University, an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, and postgraduate executive certificates in Digital Transformation and Innovation from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is also a Certified Valuation Analyst by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts and a Certified M&A Advisor (CM&AA) by the Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors.
Derek and his talented team at P&C Global have been the driving force behind several successful client engagements in the law firm industry. Here are some of their most notable projects:
Beyond the confines of his professional life, Derek Silva is a man of many layers. He is a devoted family man, a fitness enthusiast, and a passionate rugby fan, all underpinned by a curious and thoughtful personality that is as expansive as the cosmos he loves to explore.
As a father and husband, Derek’s love for his family is the cornerstone of his life. He cherishes the time spent with his loved ones, whether it’s helping his children with their homework, planning surprise date nights for his wife, or simply enjoying a quiet evening at home. His family is his sanctuary, the place where he can truly be himself, away from the pressures of the corporate world.
Physical fitness is another aspect of Derek’s life that he takes seriously. He believes in the philosophy of a healthy mind in a healthy body, and he maintains a disciplined fitness regimen. Whether it’s early morning runs, weekend hikes, or yoga sessions, Derek ensures that he stays fit and active. His dedication to fitness is not just about staying in shape; it’s about setting an example for his children and instilling in them the importance of a healthy lifestyle.
In the spirit of his characteristic humor and wit, Derek often likens his tenure at P&C Global to a thrilling roller coaster ride. He says, “Working at P&C Global is like being on the world’s longest roller coaster. There are ups, downs, and unexpected turns. But the thrill is in the ride, not just the destination. And the best part? I get to enjoy this ride with a bunch of crazy, brilliant, and dedicated colleagues who are as passionate about this journey as I am.”
Rothschild & Co.
Stanford Graduate School of Business
The Wharton School
University of Pennsylvania
National Association of Certified Valuators
Certified Valuation Analyst
Alliance of Merger and Acquisition Advisors
Certified M&A Advisor (CM&AA)