Company Info: PrinceGoldsmith LLC
Web site: N/A
Address: 420 Lexington Ave., Suite 2048, New York, N.Y. 10170
Advice: You need to know your area of expertise but people count in the end. You have to be a global thinker to succeed. Have confidence, believe in yourself: Trust your instincts.
Qualities sought in emerging leaders: Ability to instill passion in others; integrity; intellect; emotional intelligence; sense of humor; confidence and determination.
Sector specialization: Financial services, asset management, hedge funds, private equity
Job function specialization: C-suite, heads of distribution, portfolio managers, investment professionals
Geographical Focus: U.S., Britain
Companies I often recruit for: Citigroup; Goldman Sachs ; Janus Capital; Lehman Brothers; Wachovia
Favorite historical figure: Eva Peron. A woman who combined compassion with political conviction and who had the ability to inspire and change a nation.
Education: Hunter College, MA, Counseling, 1977; Elmira College, BA, Psychology, 1975
Employment history: PrinceGoldsmith, Co-Founder and Partner, 2000 to present; Higdon Prince, Co-Founder and Partner, 1992-2000; Higdon Joys & Mingle, Vice-President, 1986-92; Russell Reynolds Associates, Associate, 1983-86; Bank of America and Citibank, 1979-83
Other interests: Travel, golf, skiing, music
Professional/Membership Affiliations: Trustee, The New School, New York; Board, Women in Need, New York
Experience in executive search consulting: 25 years
High Profile Placement: Citigroup CEO, 2007; Citigroup CFO, 2007; Harvard Management Chief Investment Officer, 2006
Other paths I might have pursued: Psychologist
The global business trend that will most influence corporate performance in the future: Sustainable business practices: Industry leaders will need to embrace the moral and economic principles of sustainable business to remain competitive and build successful companies.