On September 16, 2016, Mark’s Northeastern Furniture Foundation announced the addition of a marketing firm executive and a non-profit attorney to its Board of Directors. Joining the board is Peter Drakulich, CEO of DrivingUpSales, and Justin Silverman, a Westborough-based attorney who is also executive director of a regional non-profit organization.
“We’re very excited to have Peter and Justin join our board and help us further our mission,” said Mark Silverman, founder and president of Mark’s Northeastern Furniture Foundation. “They both bring unique skills and expertise that will be used to grow our foundation.”
Drakulich is a leader in content driven selling. Right after graduating college, Drakulich found the car business and quickly rose to the top ranks. In a career that spanned over 25 years, he earned key executive positions with the Boch organization and Victory Auto Group. In 2006 he founded DrivingUpSales and began moonlighting as a sales improvement consultant and management trainer. Drakulich left automotive retail in 2008 just prior to the crash and has never looked back.
Silverman is an attorney and executive director of the New England First Amendment Coalition, a regional non-profit organization that advocates for government transparency. During the last two decades, Silverman has worked in a variety of roles, including journalist, publisher and marketing consultant. As a long-time employee of Mark’s Moving & Storage, he is also familiar with the moving and storage industries. While attending Suffolk Law School in Boston, Silverman interned at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School. As a student in Syracuse University’s undergraduate journalism program, Silverman founded an award-winning bi-weekly newspaper in Central New York. His work has been cited in several law reviews and he is frequently quoted in the press, including recent articles in The New York Times and The Boston Globe.
In addition to Drakulich and Silverman, the foundation’s Board of Directors now includes: Mark Silverman, president and CEO of Mark’s Moving and Storage, and foundation president and founder; Ted Clark of Northeastern University; Paul M. Harris, an attorney at Burns & Levinson, LLP; Derek Rawls, a CPA at Gray, Gray & Gray, LLP; Nathaniel Silverman; and Rachel Silverman of Ropes & Gray, LLP.
Note: Mark Silverman, president and CEO of Mark’s Moving & Storage, recently established Mark’s Northeastern Furniture Foundation to help provide re-purposed furniture to those in need. While the foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Mark’s Moving is an integral part of the foundation’s operation and regularly collects furniture on the foundation’s behalf. We’ll occasionally send you updates on the foundation and its growth.