Abel Silva, Jr., is president of Validus Technology Group, an IT consulting firm specializing in evaluation, assessment and solutions strategy for IT environments, technology applications and business operations.
His passion and career focus has been in enabling companies to best utilize their technology environments to support business functionality in highly complex environments. He has served as a senior advisor to executive leadership in oil and gas, healthcare, retail, real estate, energy, manufacturing, telecommunications and marketing services.
Before establishing Validus Technology Group in 2009, Abel spent over 20 years in corporate information technology management and operations for international companies such as TEX/CON Oil & Gas/British Petroleum, Pennzoil, Enserch Exploration Inc. and Dalen Resources. He then joined his first IT consultancy, The Harbour Group, where he continued oil and gas IT integration and diversified his portfolio of industries.
Abel received his Master of Science in Management, Computing and Systems from Houston Baptist University and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Corpus Christi State University (now Texas A&M at Corpus Christi). He is based in Texas but finds that technology has taken him literally – and virtually – everywhere.