Robert Goldsmith

President & CEO

Bob Goldsmith led BCMS’s formal entry into the North American mergers & acquisitions market in 2006 and is a founding partner of the North American business. 

Bob spent 9 years at Continental Grain Company, one of the world’s largest privately held businesses, based out of Geneva and Bucharest, in corporate development, business management, and commodity marketing positions. In 1998, he relocated to the New York corporate headquarters as a member of the corporate strategy group focusing on corporate divestitures, corporate development, and strategic investments and acquisitions. 

After Continental Grain Company, Bob joined Elie Tahari, a $350 million apparel company, as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer with overall management responsibility for the firm’s P&L.

Bob later led an investor group comprised of senior industry executives in the organization and expansion of the North American license of a prestigious European personal care products company.

Bob began his career at the Council on Foreign Relations where he spent four years focusing on international intelligence, trade, and security issues for the currently-serving Chairman of the National Intelligence Council in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

  • B.A., Hamilton College; MBA in Finance and International Business from the Stern School of Business at New York University.  
  • Registered with FINRA as a General Securities Principal (Series 7, 24, 99, and 63) and a Limited Representative – Investment Banking (Series 79).

Bob was profiled by the Business Owners Council in March 2016. 

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