Dennis has over 20 years of experience advising private and public-sector organizations in the United States, Canada, and Mexico in the areas of corporate site selection, feasibility analysis, economic incentives, public finance, economic impact modeling, and economic development strategy. Dennis provides strategic guidance to businesses, developers, economic development organizations, and governmental entities involved in large-scale economic development projects.
Prior to founding Silverlode Consulting in 2002, Dennis was the Lake Erie Area Director of Site Selection & Incentives Services for EY. He also served as a Senior Manager in the Location and Incentives Advisory Services Group of PwC. Dennis began his career in the financial assurance practice of PwC.
A certified public accountant, Dennis is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Industrial Asset Management Council (IAMC). Dennis earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from John Carroll University.
Kelly Moody has been a consultant with Silverlode since 2012. She provides real estate, economic development, and economic impact consulting and transactional services for a wide variety of public sector and corporate clients.
Before joining Silverlode, Kelly was a Manager of Consulting at Allegro Realty Advisors, Ltd., a corporate real estate services firm. Kelly spent five years providing real estate advisory services to corporations, municipalities, and not-for-profit clients. Prior to joining Allegro, Kelly served as a Manager at Team Northeast Ohio (Team NEO), a regional economic development organization in Northeast Ohio.
Kelly holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Marketing from the University of Richmond. She is a member of Cleveland Bridge Builders Flagship Class of 2008.
Michelle Moll has been an integral part of Silverlode for over a decade. Michelle primarily works with corporate clients to negotiate, procure, and manage compliance for economic incentives. She also spearheads the modeling for economic impact and other analyses for corporate and public sector clients.
Prior to joining Silverlode, Michelle was a financial analyst with Netrex, which spun off of the Progressive Diversified Business Group, a subsidiary of The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies. Michelle was responsible for product pricing and conducting cost analysis for the leasing agents of large automobile makers. Earlier in her career, Michelle worked as a Senior Auditor for PwC and conducted audits for large real estate and manufacturing companies.
Michelle earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Miami University and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).
Sarah Risher has nearly twenty years of experience advising corporate and public sector clients at Silverlode. She works with corporate clients to identify incentives and credit opportunities, structure and negotiate tax and business incentive packages, and identify alternative methods to obtain federal, state, and local fiscal benefits.
Prior to joining Silverlode, Sarah was a Manager at EY’s Business Incentives Group. She also worked in the Credits and Incentives Group at PwC. Her experience includes work with companies from a number of industries including food processing, auto manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, insurance, and financial services.
Sarah holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and Logistics from John Carroll University.
Dan brings significant experience in the areas of real estate and tax credit finance to the team and works directly with GBX Group’s investors and developer partners to structure and execute a variety of real estate and tax credit investments. Dan works extensively with the Silverlode team on tax incentives and credits for our corporate clients. During his tenure at GBX Group, Dan has been involved in financing dozens of transactions resulting in the deployment of hundreds of millions of dollars in tax-advantaged investments. He is a regular speaker on the topics of historic tax credit finance, economic development and opportunity zone investments.
Prior to joining GBX Group, Dan practiced as a tax attorney at a boutique transactional law firm specializing in the structuring and execution of private equity real estate transactions, including New Markets and Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit transactions. He also assisted clients in tax planning, compliance, and controversy with Federal and State tax authorities.
Dan is a member of the American Bar Association’s Section of Taxation, the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, and the Tax Club of Cleveland.
Dan received his Master of Laws in Taxation from Northwestern University and his Juris Doctorate at Chicago-Kent College of Law. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Dan is admitted to practice law in Ohio and Illinois.
Julie Burklund has been a Business Systems Analyst with GBX Group since 2018. She provides data analysis and GIS mapping for economic impact consulting projects for Silverlode.
Before joining GBX Group, Julie was a Real Estate Analyst and Assistant Development Manager at First Interstate Properties, a real estate development company, providing data analysis for new construction projects and assisting with the ongoing asset management of several retail properties. Prior to joining First Interstate Properties, Julie was a Research Assistant at the Great Lakes Environment Finance Center at Cleveland State University.
Julie has a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Truman State University and a Master of Science in Urban Studies from Cleveland State University. She completed a full stack web development certification at Case Western University in 2017.