Daniel has lived in the Texas Panhandle most of his life. During his high school years, he developed a strong interest in computers. He graduated from Pampa High School before attending Texas Tech University. Daniel was awarded a scholarship from Celanese Chemical Corp to assist in pursuing a degree in Electrical Engineering. While at Texas Tech University, Daniel took advanced Computer Science and Math courses. He earned a minor in both as well as a bachelors in Electrical Engineering. Daniel worked for Celanese Chemical Corp after graduating from Texas Tech University. He worked in the Project Engineering department as an Instrumentation Engineer in charge of projects ranging into the millions of dollars. Daniel took Dale Carnegie training which helped improve both written and verbal communication skills. Together with other co-workers at Celanese, Daniel started a local chapter of Toastmasters and was the president of the club.
Because of his knowledge of computers, businesses and residential clients sought after his knowledge and assistance. In 2006, Daniel formed Vision Computer Services and began taking on clients on a full-time basis. He was a pioneer in offering managed services and was featured in CRN magazine as a resource on the emerging service model. In simple terms, his goal was to provide proactive and continuous monitoring and maintenance of computer and IT equipment. In effect, his company was becoming the Information Technology (IT) department that small to medium businesses did not have or could not afford. This model started to catch on in the computer industry and now other computer companies include it in their offerings. Daniel is considered an industry expert in Managed Services and is asked to participate in conferences and events that involve this type of service model.
Something you may not know about Daniel include the following. Daniel is actually his middle name and Joshua is his first name. In fact, his business card has his name as J Daniel Silva. Even though Daniel is always on the go and working on something, he enjoys exercising and sports. He participated in the MS 150 bike ride for several years. The MS 150 is a fundraiser for the Multiple Sclerosis Society and consists of riding 150 miles on a bike. Daniel took classical guitar in college and although he seldom gets to pick one up and is a little rusty, he enjoys playing a guitar from time to time. He enjoys travelling and visiting new places and meeting new people.