At a time when companies around the world are withdrawing into their shells like turtles preparing for hibernation, Joe Goldsmith is hitting the streets of New York - and other major capitals around the globe promoting his new boutique investment recruiting firm, Goldsmith and Co., New York.
The ebullient Mr. Goldsmith is well known among money managers, counting among his loyal clients and friends George H. Walker, chief executive officer and managing director at Neuberger Investment Management, New York. Mr. Goldsmith started his career as a fixed-income manager but switched to executive recruiting, spending the last nine years as a partner at PrinceGoldsmith LLC, also of New York. Five PrinceGoldsmith staffers came with Mr. Goldsmith to his new venture. Mr. Goldsmith stressed in an interview that his split from his longtime partner, Marylin L. Prince, was amicable. Ms. Prince said in an interview that she is focusing on her clients. It's business as usual, Ms. Prince said.
Mr. Goldsmith said in an interview that he will continue to focus on senior executive recruitment for financial services companies in his new venture. I'm just really psyched up about starting my own firm. I could not be happier and more excited by the challenge, Mr. Goldsmith said.
Messrs. Walker and Goldsmith were schoolmates, and Mr. Walker has watched Mr. Goldsmith's career over 20 years, noting in a previous interview (Pensions & Investments, March 31) that Mr. Goldsmith is absolutely relentless when it comes to pursuing great candidates that meet his clients' recruitment needs. Christine Williamson