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.

Alex Dean

Alex joined Goldsmith and Co in 2011, where she began her career in executive search. She joined the firm after graduating with a degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

Moving up and down the eastern seaboard, she’s managed to live in three different states during her tenure at G & Co, though she remains a New Yorker at heart. Having recently relocated from Boston to CT, she’s relieved to no longer have to pretend to be a Red Sox fan.

A native of New Jersey, Alex currently resides in CT with her husband, Jason, and their three children. An avid outdoor runner, she hasn’t let the Boston or CT winters deter her, and she still dreams of running a marathon one day.

Steve Cassata

Steve joins Goldsmith & Co. from Goldman Sachs, where he spent the past 4 years recruiting in the firm’s quantitative Strats group, as well as the Investment Research and Technology divisions.

Born and raised in Western New York, Steve received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University at Albany and now resides in Northern New Jersey with his wife, Arpi and their son, Mason.  He looks forward to having Mason join him on long runs and ski trips – but regrets that he will be raised a Buffalo Bills fan.

Maggie Boushell

Maggie earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Tufts University, before moving to New York City to earn her Master’s and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering.  She also served as a Senior Fellow at Columbia Technology Ventures, helping to commercialize emerging innovations and ideas.

Maggie lives on the Upper East Side with her husband and their son, Matthew. She enjoys cooking, yoga, and gardening (which currently consists of watering a couple of potted houseplants).

Kali Koehler

Kali joined Goldsmith & Co in 2011, having previously worked at Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. from 2009 to 2011. She graduated from New York University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in Feminist Philosophy and Russian Studies. Kali enjoys heated political debates, weekend gambling trips and is an admittedly permissive parent to her now 2-year-old puggle, Maury Pawvich.