Marianne Silver has developed world-class recruiting and human resources programs for some of the fastest-growing companies in the transportation industry. After curating and cultivating the culture and growing workforce in the 1990s that led American Backhaulers to be the second largest North American freight brokerage, she teamed up with her husband, Jeff Silver, to start Coyote in 2006, where, as the mastermind behind such rapid growth and sensational culture, she nailed a repeat performance. At Coyote, the one thing she wanted to do differently was foster leadership development and provide a more structured education, which she’s mastered with Coyote’s unique and rigorous training programs. In 2015, under the Silvers’ leadership, Coyote became a subsidiary of UPS.
Thanks in part to Marianne, Coyote has been recognized as Chicago’s Top Workplace by the Chicago Tribune since 2011. In 2015 Coyote was named to the Selling Power 2015 ‘50 Best Companies to Sell For’ list for the second year in a row. In 2014 Coyote was named to the ‘Top 100 Digital Companies in Chicago’ list. In 2013 Coyote was named one of America’s Top Workplaces, and Silver was named one of "11 Women Who Started Amazing Companies" by Forbes. She serves on the board of Lake Forest Country Day School, Lake Forest Academy, and the University of Michigan School of Information Dean’s External Advisory Board. Marianne is a member of the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Professional Advisory Council.