Personal Statement by Stuart Silverman

Founder and Director of Next Stage Roadmaps, LLC

I am the Founder and Director of Next Stage Roadmaps, LLC, which is a new organization I am building that provides courses and workshops for adults to help them transition successfully into their next stage of life after their mid-career and midlife. Many times, this transition is not easy. I am embarking on my own Encore Career by founding and building Next Stage Roadmaps. I am passionate about helping some of the 78 million Boomers transition successfully into their next stage of life. I am doing this to give back to society and to help make the world a better place. Next Stage Roadmaps should help not only adults, but also their children.


Prior to founding Next Stage Roadmaps, I spent 30 years as Founder, Principal and CEO of New Way Marketing, Inc and of SalesRamp, LLC. Both companies were sales and marketing consulting companies helping early-stage, venture-backed, high-tech startups build their Lead Generation Teams, Sales Development Teams and Inside Sales Teams. Earlier in my career, I held various senior sales and marketing roles at companies such as Prime Computer and Digital Equipment Corporation.


I have a BSEE from the University of Michigan, an MSEE and an MS in Political Science from MIT, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. I also am a Certified Retirement Coach certified by Retirement Options, Inc. I live with my wonderful wife in Palo Alto along with our two, brilliant and totally well-trained little dogs, and close to our two, awesome adult children and their spouses, and our three adorable grandchildren.



Agnes Le 

Advisor to Next Stage Roadmaps

Executive Coach, Stanford Instructor and Facilitator

Stanford MBA


Agnes Le is an international executive coach who empowers people to live lives of more meaning and impact. She believes that we will revolutionize ourselves, our workplace, and the world if we prioritized what matters to us.


Agnes has worked with hundreds of leaders across numerous industries to explore, pivot, and fulfill their career and life vision. She currently provides leadership and career coaching for experienced leaders in the MSx and Exec Ed programs at Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB). She also teaches the course “Building a Career of Meaning and Impact” at Stanford Continuing Studies. She is the former director of Career Development and Advising in Career Management Center at the GSB. There she led the advising team that coached more than 800 students and alumni every year. Earlier, she led talent management at various European companies and worked in career management for the business schools at Cambridge and IESE.


Agnes received an MBA from Stanford and an MSc in career management from University of London. She lives with her husband, Antonio, and her young son Alex, who is the light of her life and who reminds her to be present and carefree.