Alan Silberstein

Alan M. Silberstein


Alan Silberstein is a consultant in financial services, specializing in retail banking and turnaround management.

Alan served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Western Union and Executive Vice President of First Data Corporation, its parent, in 2000-2001. Prior to this position, he provided management advice to the parent company. Earlier, he served Travelers Property Casualty as Chairman and CEO of Claim Services, Midlantic Bank (now PNC Financial) as head of Retail Banking & Operations, and Chemical Bank (now JPMorgan Chase) as Director of Consumer Banking. Early in his career, before becoming a banker, Mr. Silberstein worked for the New York City Bureau of the Budget under Mayor John Lindsay; and, as a design engineer for Ford Motor Company.

In addition to serving on the Global Payments Board, he is a director of Green Bancorp, Inc., a bank holding company based in Houston, Texas.

He also serves on the Board of Visitors of Columbia University’s engineering school and on the boards of Tel Aviv University, the Sister Rose Thering Fund at Seton Hall University, and the Forward Association.  He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and also of Business Executives for National Security, where he heads their project to fight terrorism by “following the money.”

In addition, he served in numerous banking industry groups including as chair of the American Bankers Association Retail Executive Committee, a three-year term on the Federal Reserve Board’s Consumer Advisory Council, and on the boards of both the New York Cash Exchange (NYCE) and CIRRUS ATM networks.

Mr. Silberstein received his Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Columbia University and his MBA from Harvard.