Advisory Board Team

SilverLine Collective will be hosting weekly podcasts showcasing innovators, entrepreneurs, and idealists about the iconic brands they built and what it took to get there.

Our board will be a part of these podcasts, from time to time, as every member is a thought leader, innovator, and disrupter in their own right. We’re proud to have them on our team.

Our Board

Charles Benaiah

Charles Benaiah’s background is in private equity having served as a senior General Partner in an institutionally backed firm that focused on media print publishing and technology portfolio assets.

Charles is a serial entrepreneur having built several companies that successfully anticipated the media market across a wide variety of sectors. Charles currently is the founder and CEO of Watzan, Inc. and prior to that sold his last venture Sequence, a technology platform that transformed print publications to personal media to the largest print and publishing global company, R.R Donnelley.

Wolf Boehme

Wolf Boehme is another serial entrepreneur on the advisory team and recently sold his leading educational data warehousing software company to Harris Computer, a subsidiary of Constellation Software (TSE:CSU). Prior to that, Wolf was a senior executive at Bloomberg Financial Markets from the beginnings of the company until Bloomberg reached over 2,000 employees. At Bloomberg, Wolf was responsible for building and managing several of the company’s critical internal operating systems.

Joe Caserta

Joe Caserta is an enterprise data guru having built a leading enterprise data analytics firm in New York City. His company transformed many brand names to become data analytics driven across financial services, healthcare, media and entertainment, gaming, agriculture, and other sectors. A passionate technologist, Joe speaks and writes frequently on the subject. Joe co-authored the industry bestselling book, The Data warehouse ETL Toolkit (Wiley, 2004). Joe recently sold his company to McKinsey & Co. where he is currently serving as a partner.

Erik Just

Erik is a leading international designer with a concentration in high end hotel and restaurant venues. His work is showcased around the world primarily in Asia. There, Erik worked with an internationally acclaimed design firm AVROKO as a senior hospitality designer. Erik’s talents will greatly benefit our restaurant services platform where we have bought and sold many high end restaurants on behalf of our clients in New York City and New Jersey. Erik currently resides in Denmark.

Patrick p. Grace

Patrick Grace is a business executive, philanthropist, and experienced board member. Patrick is President and CEO of the Grace Institute Foundation, which has provided tuition-free workforce development programs to unemployed women in New York City since 1887. He oversees the charitable activities of his extended family, which has actively engaged in philanthropy for five generations. Patrick has served on more than 15 nonprofit boards with missions in the US, Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America.

Patrick spent most of his business career at W.R. Grace & Co., an international company founded by his family in Peru in 1884. He was the CEO of Grace Logistics, which was responsible for the company’s $5.0 billion global supply chain. Patrick has been a director of Chemed Corporation (NYSE:CHE) since 1996, and Tonic Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: TNXP) from  2007-2019. He attended University of Notre Dame and earned an M.B.A. in finance from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business.

The SilverLine Collective Principals

Paul R. McMenamin | Esq., Founder & Chief Counsel

Mr. McMenamin advises the companies, directors and management on business strategies, corporate acquisitions, consolidations and dispositions, licensing and management agreements. Paul has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, securities regulations, private equity, venture capital and buy out deals.

Paul has a long history having been senior partner in large New York-based national law firms and heading up as General Counsel to institutionally backed private equity fund investing in buy-out consolidation and venture financing in the media communications and technology sectors.

Throughout Paul’s career he has led over 350MM in venture capital equity raises and over 1Bn in M&A transactions.

Paul has also served as a consultant on select litigation matters in the areas of copyright and patent infringement in Federal Courts.

Paul is a graduate of University of Notre Dame and Notre Dame Law School. Paul is admitted to the Bar in New York.

Suzana Jeremic McMenamin | Director of Operations

Suzana is the Director of Operations for the past 10 years at SilverLine Collective. She has created and continues to implement the Company’s policies, procedures, and protocols. Suzana handles all the areas of operations, legal research, due diligence and client’s data rooms, document productions and is part of business strategy discussions to increase overall productivity, efficiency, revenue, while building strong work ethics, accountability, responsibility, and overall employee culture.

Suzana has strong people skills and extensive experience in the high-end service industry directing the operations of Manhattan’s top celebrity chef’s restaurants for 12 years prior to joining our team, overlooking, and managing a high volume of employees and managers. She creatively structured many roadmaps and continually increased profitability (including in the years of 2008 and 2009 financial meltdown). Her business acumen, knowledge, and incorporation of both her careers have given her a unique perspective and one of the key roles in SilverLine Collective.

Suzana is multilingual, she speaks English and Serbian language fluently, French, Italian and Spanish conversational. Her European background and schooling, majoring in Philology from Belgrade University, gives her a versatile, broad understanding of human condition, ethnicities, needs in today’s market and global demand.

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