"I was visiting my elderly aunt and she told me that she had to drive to the car dealer to drop off her monthly check. This conversation led me to start SilverBills."
Marci founded SilverBills after witnessing the challenges faced by her elderly relative paying bills on time and correctly.
As an accomplished attorney adept at solving complex issues, Marci led the team at SilverBills which successfully developed a technology solution to the problem of paying bills accurately.
Marci has been a practicing attorney for more than 20 years. For approximately 8 years until 2015, she was an in-house attorney for a well-known real estate investment company. Prior to her in-house position, she was an Associate at a major New York firm as well as a boutique land use and zoning firm. Marci received her J.D. from New York University School of Law and her B.A. degree Magna Cum Laude from Columbia College, Columbia University where she was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa.
In 2015, Marci launched SilverBills which allows her to combine the social mission of helping the elderly age with dignity and security with her years of professional expertise. SilverBills harnesses the power of technology to benefit clients. Instead of being inundated by paper bills, having to remember deadlines and write checks, clients are enjoying life without these stressors. SilverBills receives, scrutinizes, stores and ensures that Clients’ bills are paid correctly. Clients don’t have to open envelopes, write checks or remember due dates. Paper is not innocuous, it can be a portal to fraud and identity theft. SilverBills gets rid of much of clients’ paper, thereby reducing the risk of elder financial fraud.
Director of Customer Care
Ronni has been a Certified Public Account for almost 30 years. She has been employed by several public accounting firms and has experience with a wide range of clients from small business clients to multi million dollar organizations. For the past 20 years, Ronni’s focus has been on individual and corporate taxes. In addition to her professional expertise, Ronni is very involved in her community, and she has held numerous treasurer and financial secretary positions for local organizations. Ronni received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Franklin & Marshall College. Ronni’s professional expertise in the financial area as well as her compassion for the elderly makes Ronni a great addition to the SilverBills’ team.
Chief Technology Offcer
Danny Boruta has extensive experience developing and implementing technology solutions for financial services companies as well as small businesses. Prior to joining Silverbills, Danny worked as a senior Web Developer at a respected Marketing Agency where he created over 70 websites and developed web-based solutions for various companies such as Rockefeller Capital Management and Align Cybersecurity. He has an excellent eye for detail and strives to make technology solutions that are both highly functional and easy to use. He enjoys volunteering in his community and desires to make a difference where he lives. He graduated from Stony Brook University with a B.S. in Information Systems.
Kari Cotter, CPA
Customer Care Specialist
Kari Cotter is a Certified Public Accountant with over 20 years of experience working with small, privately held corporations and non-profit organizations. Prior to joining SilverBills, Kari was the Director of Finance and Benefits for a legal aid organization. Kari is a graduate of the State University of New York in Oswego where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. Outside of work, Kari enjoys spending time with her husband and children.
Jake Brill recently left Facebook where he had worked since 2007 in various roles, most recently as a Product Manager. He was one of the first 150 employees at Facebook, where he led product teams in several areas, including security, online advertising, cyber bullying, and photos/videos. He has partnered with academics from institutions such as UC Berkeley, Yale, Pomona and Northeastern in publishing industry-leading research on online conflict resolution.
Jake is a graduate from Bowdoin College (2004, magna cum laude) with a dual degree in Psychology and Latin American Studies. He was also elected to Phi Beta Kappa and as a Sarah and James Bowdoin Scholar during his time at Bowdoin. Jake is the owner of 3 patents in social networking, with a number of others currently under review. In addition to his work with SilverBills, Jake is currently advising several other additional early-stage startups. Jake has published 4 albums with his band The Last Ambassadors, which you can listen to on Spotify and iTunes.
Marina Rabinovich is a highly-experienced and respected attorney. She is a valued advisor to her business clients. Her long-time clients know she is passionate about fighting for what is important and gets deals done. Marina brings her no-nonsense approach to her practice. Her pragmatic approach towards the completion of sophisticated transactions gives clients simple, yet creative, solutions to any issues that may arise. She is a strong advocate for her clients, and brings years of successful representation to each deal. She uses her market knowledge to get her clients results. Marina received her J.D. from Boston University School of Law, J.D., where she was the Articles Editor of the Boston University International Law Journal. She graduated from Barnard College with a B.A. in Economics. Marina is fluent in Russian and is a Trustee of the Jewish Child Care Association.
Michelle Lewis Salzman
Michelle Lewis Salzman is an attorney at Garfunkel Wild, P.C. focusing on estate planning, administration, charitable giving, tax-exempt organizations as well as general matters of taxation. Her practice includes tax-efficient structuring and wealth transfer, corporate transactions, regulatory analysis, employment and service agreements for hospitals, physicians, joint ventures and other health industry clients. She also works with families of Special Needs individuals, establishing Supplemental Needs Trusts and advising families on Medicaid matters and other governmental benefits.
Ms. Salzman is a graduate of Amherst College (summa cum laude, 1989), where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and received her J.D. from the New York University School of Law in 1994, where she served on the Executive Board of the Annual Survey of American Law. She received her L.L.M. in taxation from NYU in 1996. She is the Founder and on the Board of the Phoebe Lynn Lewis Foundation, www.screenforlungcancernow.com, a charity devoted to raising awareness about lung cancer screening and smoking prevention, and helped establish the Phoebe Lynn Lewis Fund at Winthrop University Hospital. She has served on the Board of the Long Island Alzheimer’s Association and Discover the Smile, a charity benefiting Northwell Hospital (no longer active as mission accomplished).
Roger Smith is Chief Technology Officer at RealtyClub Investment Advisors where he is responsible for the creation and maintenance of RealtyClub’s internal, advisor-facing and investor-facing technology systems. Previously, Mr. Smith was Chief Technology Officer at Groundbreaker, Inc., where he built that firm’s white-label real estate crowd funding product, which powers a number of current platforms. Prior to Groundbreaker, Mr. Smith was Lead Engineer for PlotWatt, Inc., a start-up energy disaggregation technology company, growing the client base from zero to several thousand. Mr. Smith holds a Bachelor of Science in Math and Computer Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was a Researcher in Duke University’s Computational Neuroscience Laboratory, and holds a Master of Science in Machine Learning from Columbia University.
Joel H. Steckel is Professor of Marketing at the Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University, where he also serves as the Vice Dean for Doctoral Education and the Acting Chairperson of the Accounting Department. He previously served as the Chairperson of the Marketing Department for six years. He has also taught at Columbia University, U.C.L.A., Yale University, and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Steckel holds a bachelors degree awarded summa cum laude (Mathematics) from Columbia University, where he was also elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and two masters degrees (an M.B.A. and an M.A. in Statistics) as well as a Ph.D. (Marketing and Statistics) from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
He is an author of three books and over 40 peer-reviewed publications in Marketing, Statistics, Psychology, and Law. He is currently an Editor-in-Chief of the journal Marketing Letters.
Dr. Steckel has consulted on marketing research, marketing strategy, and branding issues for the many of the world’s leading companies and government agencies including: AT&T, Brother International, Chase Bank, Citibank, Coca Cola, the Department of Justice of the U.S., the Federal Trade Commission of the U.S., Hewlett-Packard, IBM, MeDonalds, MetroPCS, Microsoft, Proctor & Gamble, Sprint, TiVo, and Wal-Mart.