Castallo & Silky LLC was formed in 2000 when Education Management
Associates and Educational Services Associates dissolved and the primary partner of each consulting firm joined forces. Although
Dr. Castallo and Dr. Silky had previously collaborated on several projects for school districts across the nation prior to
this, they had done so with their respective consulting businesses. By joining forces, Silky and Castallo crafted a strategic
alliance to better serve current and future clients of both firms. In 2003 Dr. Castallo relocated to California and left the
partnership and in July 2020, while still maintaining the Directorship, Dr. Silky stepped back from an active role in the
firm and has primarily assumed back office responsibilities.