What kind of people join Goldsmith & Co? Graduates of top schools and accomplished professionals who seek an elite environment and have the courage to do something different. We’re unabashedly selective in our screening for exceptional curiosity, independent thinking, and innate talent. In turn, our associates receive substantial responsibility and access to high-level individuals at some of the most interesting and influential organizations in the world.
Outside of the office, Goldsmith & Co personnel pursue interests ranging from stand-up comedy to Land Rover restoration to competitive national sailing. Everything we do, we do intensely.
Considered to be the best in the business, Joe Goldsmith brings more than 25 years of expertise in clients’ industries, a keen understanding of organizational strategy and human behavior, and a vast network of contacts. He has founded two executive search firms in the past 18 years, one of which became one of the 10 largest search firms in the U.S. Joe attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied Russian, before joining Fisher, Francis, Trees, and Watts (FFTW) as an Investment Professional in Emerging Market Debt and Local Currency.
Joe is known for his irreverent humor and sense of style, which characterize both his career and his vast collection of art and athletic shoes. A native of “Hard Hittin” New Britain, CT, Joe now lives in the West Village with his family, who continue to indulge his interest in real estate as a frustrated architect.