Joe Goldsmith

A native of “Hard Hittin” New Britain, CT, Joe grew up in an entrepreneurial family as the youngest of four boys.  As a result, he developed a fierce independent streak and an irreverent sense of humor, both of which have characterized much of his career.  Joe attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a degree in Russian, before joining Fischer, Francis, Trees & Watts (FFTW) as an Investment Professional in Emerging Market Debt and Local Currency.

Joe has continued his non-traditional career path, having founded two executive search firms over the past 18 years, one of which became one of the 10 largest search firms in the U.S.  Joe lives in the West Village with his family, who continue to indulge his interest in real estate as a frustrated architect.

    Cliff Dank

    Cliff has spent most of his professional life in and around financial markets, initially as an equity trader and then largely focused on human capital. Before joining Goldsmith & Co., he served most recently as the Chief Operating Officer of Recruiting for Bridgewater Associates and the President of a boutique search firm.

    Cliff grew up in Briarcliff, NY, earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from The Johns Hopkins University, and his MBA degree from the University of California at Berkeley.  He lives in CT with his wife Elizabeth and their three children. Cliff played college baseball (briefly), dabbled in stand-up comedy, and continues to perfect his flop shot as an amateur golfer.

      Marc Wiener

      Marc leads our Elevation practice, which focuses on early to mid-career hires. Prior to joining Goldsmith & Co in 2016, Marc spent 15 years as a Partner at a boutique recruiting firm.

      Marc lives in Pennsylvania with his wife Jess and their three children. He enjoys Land Rover restoration, YouTube-inspired home improvement projects and perfecting the art of homemade pasta.

        Maxine de Havenon

        Maxine is a Recruiting Associate and helps lead our Research and Data Management team.  Maxine graduated from Brown University with a degree in Political Science, where she was a college sailing national champion and All-American.

        She spends her winters skiing “hardpack” in the northeast, dominating arcane movie and pop culture trivia with friends, all the while counting the days until her next Regatta!


          Erin England

          Erin joined G&Co as a Recruiting Associate after graduating from Stanford University, where she earned a B.S. in Energy Resources Engineering and B.A. in Chinese Language. She spent a gap year post-university as part of National Taiwan University’s International Chinese Language Program.

          While growing up as an Air Force brat, Erin developed an unquenchable curiosity that has taken her on adventures to over 45 countries. Erin’s endless energy for all things outdoors is underpinned by her love of caffeine.  A Floridian-by-blood and Californian-at-heart, she is girding herself for New York winters!

            William Naylor

            William joined G&Co as a Recruiting Associate after wrapping up his M.A. in European Politics at Columbia University. Before graduate school, he spent a couple of years in New York working for a Latin America focused think tank as a Program Officer. He graduated from Amherst College, where he studied Political Science and Spanish.

            When he’s not at work, William spends his free time reading, cooking, running, traveling, and obsessively tracking political polls. A proud Minnesotan, he loves to rant about the chronic trauma inflected by his beloved Vikings, Twins, Timberwolves, Wild and Gophers.

              Danyel Aversenti Couture

              Danyel serves as a Recruiting Coordinator and is the textbook definition of an outgoing and gregarious personality.

              Over the past 11 years, Danyel has brought her ebullience to a number of industries, including All Things Hospitality, Entrepreneur Mentoring, and most importantly her very own One Mom Stand-Up comedy show performed mostly(only) to her kids and husband. When not working, Danyel enjoys reading, doing mom-things and gardening. The latter being a total lie.