Silvio Ferrari’s substantive and technical expertise and deep political relationships have been honed over more than a decade representing some of the most influential companies and trade associations active in California.
His political and public policy experience provides his diverse clients with unique expertise and extensive success, whether advocating offensively or defensively before the California legislature, the Governor’s Office, or regulatory agencies. An engineer by training, Silvio applies his technical expertise to develop winning solutions to some of the state’s most technically complex issues.
Prior to joining Axiom Advisors, Silvio lobbied for one of Sacramento’s longest standing lobbying firms representing manufacturing, healthcare, building and safety clients, to name a few.
He began his career in Sacramento serving as the Vice President for the California Building Industry Association (CBIA), representing thousands of member companies including homebuilders, land developers, trade contractors, architects, manufacturers, engineers, designers, suppliers and industry professionals in the homebuilding, multi-family and mixed- use development markets. In this capacity, Silvio was responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Association’s legislative and regulatory priorities and strategy at local governments across California, at the State Capitol and in Washington, D.C. Mr. Ferrari covered issue areas including local government, transportation, water, land use, affordable housing to school facilities, ADA, building standards, energy efficiency, and natural resources, among others.
In his early years, Mr. Ferrari worked for both public/ and private land developers and builders overseeing dozens of projects including industrial, retail and multi-family developments; including working for a world-renowned structural engineering firm specializing in earthquake design and safety. His unique technical background, private sector experience, and time running one of the most successful and well-respected Government Affairs programs in the state make him a critical asset to Axiom Advisor’s clients.
Silvio holds an M.S. in Green Building and a B.S. in Civil and Structural Engineering from UC Davis, is a LEED accredited professional, and holds a certificate in Green Building and Sustainable Design.