Tune in to WOL 1450 AM and Tune-in Radio, on November 19, 10:30 am for Everything Co-op, hosted by Vernon Oakes. This week Vernon interviews Barry Silver, President and CEO of Coop Equity, LLC, and Executive VP at National Cooperative Bank (NCB). Vernon and Barry will discuss the release of NCB Co-op 100®, a listing the nation’s top 100 revenue-earning cooperative businesses, and how some of the businesses listed have benefited from being listed.
As President and CEO of Coop Equity, LLC Silver provides international financial and cooperative consulting. A few of his current consultancies includes: Serving as National Cooperative Bank’s Executive Vice President of the Corporate Banking Group, and member of its Executive Council. In this capacity he is involved in lending, credit, product development and portfolio management; at the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank), he provides cooperative and finance consulting for a $2 billion project, to include establishment of farm co-ops bringing farm production to market; lastly at the US Agency for International Development (USAID)/ACDI-VOCA) he consults with agricultural, coffee and cacao co-ops on refinement of capital plans and financial restructuring.
Recently, National Cooperative Bank, known for providing banking solutions tailored to meet the needs of cooperatives and their members nationwide, released its annual NCB Co-op 100®, listing the nation’s top 100 revenue-earning cooperative businesses. In 2019, these businesses posted revenue totaling approximately $228.2 billion. The NCB Co-op 100® remains the only annual report of its kind to track the profits and successes of cooperative businesses in the United States.