Longtime faculty leader J.B. Silvers and alumnus and investment executive Andrew Medvedev began their three-year tenure as co-deans of the Weatherhead School of Management on Sept. 1, 2022.
Silvers, a nationally recognized expert in health care finance, previously served as the associate dean for finance at the Weatherhead School. Since joining Case Western Reserve University in 1979, Silvers has held leadership roles at Weatherhead in academic affairs, resource management and planning, and the Department of Banking and Finance. He also served as interim dean in 2012.
An Indiana native, Silvers earned his undergraduate and master’s degrees from Purdue University, and his doctorate from Stanford University. Prior to joining Case Western Reserve, Silvers served on the faculties of Harvard and Indiana universities. From 1997 to 2000, he took a leave from the university to become president and CEO of the QualChoice Health Plan of University Hospitals Health System. He has published extensively on health care policy, finance and value, testified before Congress and state legislatures, and spent 12 years as a member of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (today known as the Joint Commission).
Previously a managing director and portfolio manager for Morgan Stanley Investment Management, Medvedev’s career has spanned over two decades in investment management, corporate finance and investment banking, with a significant portion of it focused on the traditional and renewable energy sectors. He immigrated with his family to Cleveland as a teenager, earned his undergraduate degree in economics from Case Western Reserve in 1997 and his MBA from Harvard Business School in 2004.
Medvedev joined trustee and Weatherhead MBA alumnus Joe Sabatini in 2016 to launch the school’s Wall Street Trek, an alumni-funded career preparatory course and trip that connects undergraduates with professional opportunities within New York City’s financial community. In 2018, Medvedev joined Weatherhead’s visiting committee, where he helped launch the school’s alumni-led career boot camp program, designed to further bolster the students’ marketplace readiness. He also served on the university’s Board of Trustees prior to his start as co-dean.
Medvedev lives in Shaker Heights with his wife Christine, who runs a sustainability-focused architectural design studio, and their three children. He’s an avid advocate for Northeast Ohio and is always on the lookout for the next great culinary or artistic find.