Silver Plate Winners 2013: Jay Silverstein, Credit Suisse

Supporting those around him has propelled veteran B&I operator to the top.

After 31 years in the foodservice industry, Jay Silverstein, vice president of conference and dining services at Credit Suisse in New York, sees his greatest role as a cheerleader. Silverstein’s ability to cheer and lead his staff has led to a variety of accomplishments during his career—everything from a full renovation to bringing in street foods and ultimately growing his annual sales volume to $12.6 million.

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