Our Leadership

Executive Team

Michael Golden

Chief Executive Officer

Justin Golden

President

Michael has provided irreplaceable leadership for Stephen Gould for nearly half a century. He has taken on numerous roles and responsibilities over the years and his vision and expertise were instrumental in growing the company to nearly three-quarters of a billion in sales today. A proud alumnus of Bowling Green State University, Michael continues to mentor business school students at his alma mater. In 2016, he was inducted into the university’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Hall of Fame. Michael is also a long-time supporter of equestrian sports. His horse, Gem Twist, is considered one of the greatest show jumping horses of all time, winning numerous championships and Olympic medals.

Representing the third generation of Golden family leadership, Justin takes special pride in how the company continues to be a family business in the truest sense of the word. In his role as President, Justin is focused on connecting the company’s past to its present and future, embracing growth and innovation while fostering Stephen Gould’s distinct culture and way of working. Justin is also an active participant and fundraiser for local charities and causes, including the River Fund, where he sits on the Board of Directors. In his free time, Justin enjoys unwinding with family and following Premier League football — he is a die hard Liverpool fan.

John Golden

Executive Vice President

Anthony Lupo

Chief Financial Officer

Kenneth Norcross

Chief Legal Counsel

John began his career at Stephen Gould as a teenager, working summers alongside his brother Michael, in the Bayonne warehouse operation.  Since graduating from University of Colorado he has held numerous roles in the company and influenced nearly every aspect of Stephen Gould’s culture. John moved into executive leadership in the early 1980s, working with his family and first generation leaders to transform Stephen Gould into a diverse and truly global operation. Fueled by dedication to family enterprise and love of adventure, John is grateful to have studied under Stephen Gould’s early leaders and pass that knowledge along to succeeding generations. Always in search of the next horizon, John and his wife Marcy enjoy blue water sailing and the company of Rachel, Matt and their sons.

Anthony arrived at Stephen Gould in 1993, serving first as Controller before taking the role of Chief Financial Officer, which he has held for nearly two decades. Anthony is known for his active leadership and eagerness to roll up his sleeves and work collaboratively. Anthony has been integral in shaping Stephen Gould’s culture, his passion evident in the care he shows for people and the way he goes about his work. Seeing the company grow during his tenure has been a source of joy for Anthony and spurs him to keep seeking out new challenges in and out of the office.

Ken has been practicing law in New York and New Jersey since 1982 and brings a wealth of experience in transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and real estate partnerships. As a partner at nationally recognized firm Drinker Biddle & Reath, he was an integral advisor for Stephen Gould for nearly twenty years, during which time he became a founding member of the company board. In 2017, he came in-house as Chief Legal Counsel, in no small part due to Stephen Gould’s culture and dedication to employee development. A proud husband, father, and grandfather, Ken has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America and is passionate about tackling challenges and anticipating potential risks so that the company can continue to thrive.

Dahna Baisley

Chief Human Resources Officer

Dahna comes to Stephen Gould with fourteen years of executive leadership experience in HR, including Compensation and Benefits, Inclusion and Diversity, and Talent Acquisition at Honeywell. A graduate of Rutgers University, she is passionate about developing organizational cultures that genuinely value people and providing resources that support managers and employees in becoming the best versions of themselves. Dahna has been recognized by Business Insurance in their annual Women To Watch list and was a Division 1 scholarship athlete. A proud mother of two, she is inspired by Stephen Gould’s culture that values family life as an essential ingredient in the creativity and success of its team members.

Executive Team

Michael Golden

Chief Executive Officer

Michael has provided irreplaceable leadership for Stephen Gould for nearly half a century. He has taken on numerous roles and responsibilities over the years and his vision and expertise were instrumental in growing the company to nearly three-quarters of a billion in sales today. A proud alumnus of Bowling Green State University, Michael continues to mentor business school students at his alma mater. In 2016, he was inducted into the university’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Hall of Fame. Michael is also a long-time supporter of equestrian sports. His horse, Gem Twist, is considered one of the greatest show jumping horses of all time, winning numerous championships and Olympic medals.

Justin Golden

President

John Golden

Executive Vice President

Representing the third generation of Golden family leadership, Justin takes special pride in how the company continues to be a family business in the truest sense of the word. In his role as President, Justin is focused on connecting the company’s past to its present and future, embracing growth and innovation while fostering Stephen Gould’s distinct culture and way of working. Justin is also an active participant and fundraiser for local charities and causes, including the River Fund, where he sits on the Board of Directors. In his free time, Justin enjoys unwinding with family and following Premier League football — he is a die hard Liverpool fan.

John began his career at Stephen Gould as a teenager, working summers alongside his brother Michael, in the Bayonne warehouse operation.  Since graduating from University of Colorado he has held numerous roles in the company and influenced nearly every aspect of Stephen Gould’s culture. John moved into executive leadership in the early 1980s, working with his family and first generation leaders to transform Stephen Gould into a diverse and truly global operation. Fueled by dedication to family enterprise and love of adventure, John is grateful to have studied under Stephen Gould’s early leaders and pass that knowledge along to succeeding generations. Always in search of the next horizon, John and his wife Marcy enjoy blue water sailing and the company of Rachel, Matt and their sons.

Anthony Lupo

Chief Financial Officer

Kenneth Norcross

Chief Legal Counsel

Anthony arrived at Stephen Gould in 1993, serving first as Controller before taking the role of Chief Financial Officer, which he has held for nearly two decades. Anthony is known for his active leadership and eagerness to roll up his sleeves and work collaboratively. Anthony has been integral in shaping Stephen Gould’s culture, his passion evident in the care he shows for people and the way he goes about his work. Seeing the company grow during his tenure has been a source of joy for Anthony and spurs him to keep seeking out new challenges in and out of the office.

Ken has been practicing law in New York and New Jersey since 1982 and brings a wealth of experience in transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and real estate partnerships. As a partner at nationally recognized firm Drinker Biddle & Reath, he was an integral advisor for Stephen Gould for nearly twenty years, during which time he became a founding member of the company board. In 2017, he came in-house as Chief Legal Counsel, in no small part due to Stephen Gould’s culture and dedication to employee development. A proud husband, father, and grandfather, Ken has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America and is passionate about tackling challenges and anticipating potential risks so that the company can continue to thrive.

Dahna Baisley

Chief Human Resources Officer

Dahna comes to Stephen Gould with fourteen years of executive leadership experience in HR, including Compensation and Benefits, Inclusion and Diversity, and Talent Acquisition at Honeywell. A graduate of Rutgers University, she is passionate about developing organizational cultures that genuinely value people and providing resources that support managers and employees in becoming the best versions of themselves. Dahna has been recognized by Business Insurance in their annual Women To Watch list and was a Division 1 scholarship athlete. A proud mother of two, she is inspired by Stephen Gould’s culture that values family life as an essential ingredient in the creativity and success of its team members.

Executive Team

Michael Golden

Chief Executive Officer

Michael has provided irreplaceable leadership for Stephen Gould for nearly half a century. He has taken on numerous roles and responsibilities over the years and his vision and expertise were instrumental in growing the company to nearly three-quarters of a billion in sales today. A proud alumnus of Bowling Green State University, Michael continues to mentor business school students at his alma mater. In 2016, he was inducted into the university’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Hall of Fame. Michael is also a long-time supporter of equestrian sports. His horse, Gem Twist, is considered one of the greatest show jumping horses of all time, winning numerous championships and Olympic medals.

Justin Golden

President

Representing the third generation of Golden family leadership, Justin takes special pride in how the company continues to be a family business in the truest sense of the word. In his role as President, Justin is focused on connecting the company’s past to its present and future, embracing growth and innovation while fostering Stephen Gould’s distinct culture and way of working. Justin is also an active participant and fundraiser for local charities and causes, including the River Fund, where he sits on the Board of Directors. In his free time, Justin enjoys unwinding with family and following Premier League football — he is a die hard Liverpool fan.

John Golden

Executive Vice President

John began his career at Stephen Gould as a teenager, working summers alongside his brother Michael, in the Bayonne warehouse operation.  Since graduating from University of Colorado he has held numerous roles in the company and influenced nearly every aspect of Stephen Gould’s culture. John moved into executive leadership in the early 1980s, working with his family and first generation leaders to transform Stephen Gould into a diverse and truly global operation. Fueled by dedication to family enterprise and love of adventure, John is grateful to have studied under Stephen Gould’s early leaders and pass that knowledge along to succeeding generations. Always in search of the next horizon, John and his wife Marcy enjoy blue water sailing and the company of Rachel, Matt and their sons.

Anthony Lupo

Chief Financial Officer

Anthony arrived at Stephen Gould in 1993, serving first as Controller before taking the role of Chief Financial Officer, which he has held for nearly two decades. Anthony is known for his active leadership and eagerness to roll up his sleeves and work collaboratively. Anthony has been integral in shaping Stephen Gould’s culture, his passion evident in the care he shows for people and the way he goes about his work. Seeing the company grow during his tenure has been a source of joy for Anthony and spurs him to keep seeking out new challenges in and out of the office.

Kenneth Norcross

Chief Legal Counsel

Ken has been practicing law in New York and New Jersey since 1982 and brings a wealth of experience in transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and real estate partnerships. As a partner at nationally recognized firm Drinker Biddle & Reath, he was an integral advisor for Stephen Gould for nearly twenty years, during which time he became a founding member of the company board. In 2017, he came in-house as Chief Legal Counsel, in no small part due to Stephen Gould’s culture and dedication to employee development. A proud husband, father, and grandfather, Ken has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America and is passionate about tackling challenges and anticipating potential risks so that the company can continue to thrive.

Dahna Baisley

Chief Human Resources Officer

Dahna comes to Stephen Gould with fourteen years of executive leadership experience in HR, including Compensation and Benefits, Inclusion and Diversity, and Talent Acquisition at Honeywell. A graduate of Rutgers University, she is passionate about developing organizational cultures that genuinely value people and providing resources that support managers and employees in becoming the best versions of themselves. Dahna has been recognized by Business Insurance in their annual Women To Watch list and was a Division 1 scholarship athlete. A proud mother of two, she is inspired by Stephen Gould’s culture that values family life as an essential ingredient in the creativity and success of its team members.

Company Directors

Heather DeYoung

HR Director

Alyssa Dossick

Assistant General Counsel

With 20 years of progressive human resources experience, Heather holds an advanced degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and is passionate about Stephen Gould’s People First principle which recognizes that its talent is pivotal to continued success. Whether through organizational design, attracting top talent, or developing individuals and teams, Heather views her role as a strategic HR business partner. She finds fulfillment optimizing organizations and driving business value, and is energized by collaborating with people of diverse backgrounds, industries, and perspectives. Heather makes her home in Rockaway, New Jersey, with her husband and three children, where she enjoys reading, kickboxing, and volunteering with the local football and cheerleading teams.

Alyssa joined Stephen Gould in the extraordinary 2020 way, “remotely”.  Prior to joining Stephen Gould, Alyssa practiced corporate law at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP for over nine years. While at Akin Gump, Alyssa’s specialties included representing private and public companies through mergers and acquisitions, negotiating corporate agreements, and advising on governance matters. A member of the Bar in New York and New Jersey, Alyssa earned her Juris Doctorate, Magna Cum Laude, from Villanova University School of Law in Pennsylvania, where she was a member of the Law Review and named to Order of the Coif. Alyssa received her Bachelor of Science degree from Syracuse University and is a big Syracuse Orange fan.  Alyssa is especially drawn to the great group of people and history of Stephen Gould, its multifaceted expansion, transformation, and innovation.

Kim Ings

Controller

Mitchell Lazar

Director of Taxation

Jason Rosario

Director of Operations

A certified CPA, Kim started her career in public accounting at PricewaterCoopers, where she served multiple Fortune 50 companies and honed her expertise in audit services for multinational companies. Kim later moved on to Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, where she rose to become the Director of International Finance and Accounting, overseeing a team on three continents and leading expansion into new markets. Since arriving at Stephen Gould, Kim has built out a new finance team structure and works closely with the executive team on strategies for change management and streamlining financial policies. A passionate philanthropist, Kim frequently volunteers and coordinates charitable giving on behalf of a local non-profit that supports under-resourced mothers in her community.

With over forty years of experience as a financial professional, Mitch oversees income and indirect tax strategies for Stephen Gould’s domestic and international business activities. A CPA with a Master’s degree in Taxation, Mitch worked in public accounting prior to joining Stephen Gould in 2005. He has been an indispensable resource for sales agents on how to do business overseas while keeping the tax impact of global production and logistics in mind. Mitch loves the challenge of staying on top of the ever-changing and expanding web of tax and tariff rules and regulations and to help mitigate indirect tax costs to the company and its customers. A father of three and grandfather to two, Mitch loves to spend time with family and enjoys getting out on the links to work on his golf game.

With over 15 years of management consulting experience, including starting and running his own boutique firm, Jason’s skill set runs the gamut from helping companies create efficiencies through process and technology innovations to assisting enterprises with merger and acquisition integrations. As a consultant at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Jason counted Stephen Gould as a client, and in 2015 joined the team to build out the Operations department and manage strategic initiatives. Travel and curiosity of other cultures has long been a source of inspiration: Jason spent several years living and working in Japan with his family and is always plotting his next global adventure. As an alumnus of Duke University’s MBA program, Jason is a Blue Devils basketball fanatic.

Nanette Rosenbaum

Director of Information Systems

Nanette joined Stephen Gould nearly three decades ago when she developed the company’s first computing system. She has since built out Stephen Gould’s IT department, adapting time and again to the company’s expansion and the accelerating pace of technological change. Nanette is instrumental in sustaining and strengthening Stephen Gould’s capacity to collaborate in real time across the globe, making sure the company has the tools and technologies to maximize its effectiveness and creativity. When out of the office, Nanette recharges her creative spirit through landscape photography and singing two-part harmonies with her husband.

Company Directors

Heather DeYoung

HR Director

With 20 years of progressive human resources experience, Heather holds an advanced degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and is passionate about Stephen Gould’s People First principle which recognizes that its talent is pivotal to continued success. Whether through organizational design, attracting top talent, or developing individuals and teams, Heather views her role as a strategic HR business partner. She finds fulfillment optimizing organizations and driving business value, and is energized by collaborating with people of diverse backgrounds, industries, and perspectives. Heather makes her home in Rockaway, New Jersey, with her husband and three children, where she enjoys reading, kickboxing, and volunteering with the local football and cheerleading teams.

Alyssa Dossick

Assistant General Counsel

Kim Ings

Controller

Alyssa joined Stephen Gould in the extraordinary 2020 way, “remotely”.  Prior to joining Stephen Gould, Alyssa practiced corporate law at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP for over nine years. While at Akin Gump, Alyssa’s specialties included representing private and public companies through mergers and acquisitions, negotiating corporate agreements, and advising on governance matters. A member of the Bar in New York and New Jersey, Alyssa earned her Juris Doctorate, Magna Cum Laude, from Villanova University School of Law in Pennsylvania, where she was a member of the Law Review and named to Order of the Coif. Alyssa received her Bachelor of Science degree from Syracuse University and is a big Syracuse Orange fan.  Alyssa is especially drawn to the great group of people and history of Stephen Gould, its multifaceted expansion, transformation, and innovation.

A certified CPA, Kim started her career in public accounting at PricewaterCoopers, where she served multiple Fortune 50 companies and honed her expertise in audit services for multinational companies. Kim later moved on to Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, where she rose to become the Director of International Finance and Accounting, overseeing a team on three continents and leading expansion into new markets. Since arriving at Stephen Gould, Kim has built out a new finance team structure and works closely with the executive team on strategies for change management and streamlining financial policies. A passionate philanthropist, Kim frequently volunteers and coordinates charitable giving on behalf of a local non-profit that supports under-resourced mothers in her community.

Mitchell Lazar

Director of Taxation

Jason Rosario

Director of Operations

With over forty years of experience as a financial professional, Mitch oversees income and indirect tax strategies for Stephen Gould’s domestic and international business activities. A CPA with a Master’s degree in Taxation, Mitch worked in public accounting prior to joining Stephen Gould in 2005. He has been an indispensable resource for sales agents on how to do business overseas while keeping the tax impact of global production and logistics in mind. Mitch loves the challenge of staying on top of the ever-changing and expanding web of tax and tariff rules and regulations and to help mitigate indirect tax costs to the company and its customers. A father of three and grandfather to two, Mitch loves to spend time with family and enjoys getting out on the links to work on his golf game.

With over 15 years of management consulting experience, including starting and running his own boutique firm, Jason’s skill set runs the gamut from helping companies create efficiencies through process and technology innovations to assisting enterprises with merger and acquisition integrations. As a consultant at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Jason counted Stephen Gould as a client, and in 2015 joined the team to build out the Operations department and manage strategic initiatives. Travel and curiosity of other cultures has long been a source of inspiration: Jason spent several years living and working in Japan with his family and is always plotting his next global adventure. As an alumnus of Duke University’s MBA program, Jason is a Blue Devils basketball fanatic.

Nanette Rosenbaum

Director of Information Systems

Nanette joined Stephen Gould nearly three decades ago when she developed the company’s first computing system. She has since built out Stephen Gould’s IT department, adapting time and again to the company’s expansion and the accelerating pace of technological change. Nanette is instrumental in sustaining and strengthening Stephen Gould’s capacity to collaborate in real time across the globe, making sure the company has the tools and technologies to maximize its effectiveness and creativity. When out of the office, Nanette recharges her creative spirit through landscape photography and singing two-part harmonies with her husband.

Company Directors

Heather DeYoung

HR Director

With 20 years of progressive human resources experience, Heather holds an advanced degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and is passionate about Stephen Gould’s People First principle which recognizes that its talent is pivotal to continued success. Whether through organizational design, attracting top talent, or developing individuals and teams, Heather views her role as a strategic HR business partner. She finds fulfillment optimizing organizations and driving business value, and is energized by collaborating with people of diverse backgrounds, industries, and perspectives. Heather makes her home in Rockaway, New Jersey, with her husband and three children, where she enjoys reading, kickboxing, and volunteering with the local football and cheerleading teams.

Alyssa Dossick

Assistant General Counsel

Alyssa joined Stephen Gould in the extraordinary 2020 way, “remotely”.  Prior to joining Stephen Gould, Alyssa practiced corporate law at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP for over nine years. While at Akin Gump, Alyssa’s specialties included representing private and public companies through mergers and acquisitions, negotiating corporate agreements, and advising on governance matters. A member of the Bar in New York and New Jersey, Alyssa earned her Juris Doctorate, Magna Cum Laude, from Villanova University School of Law in Pennsylvania, where she was a member of the Law Review and named to Order of the Coif. Alyssa received her Bachelor of Science degree from Syracuse University and is a big Syracuse Orange fan.  Alyssa is especially drawn to the great group of people and history of Stephen Gould, its multifaceted expansion, transformation, and innovation.

Kim Ings

Controller

A certified CPA, Kim started her career in public accounting at PricewaterCoopers, where she served multiple Fortune 50 companies and honed her expertise in audit services for multinational companies. Kim later moved on to Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, where she rose to become the Director of International Finance and Accounting, overseeing a team on three continents and leading expansion into new markets. Since arriving at Stephen Gould, Kim has built out a new finance team structure and works closely with the executive team on strategies for change management and streamlining financial policies. A passionate philanthropist, Kim frequently volunteers and coordinates charitable giving on behalf of a local non-profit that supports under-resourced mothers in her community.

Mitchell Lazar

Director of Taxation

With over forty years of experience as a financial professional, Mitch oversees income and indirect tax strategies for Stephen Gould’s domestic and international business activities. A CPA with a Master’s degree in Taxation, Mitch worked in public accounting prior to joining Stephen Gould in 2005. He has been an indispensable resource for sales agents on how to do business overseas while keeping the tax impact of global production and logistics in mind. Mitch loves the challenge of staying on top of the ever-changing and expanding web of tax and tariff rules and regulations and to help mitigate indirect tax costs to the company and its customers. A father of three and grandfather to two, Mitch loves to spend time with family and enjoys getting out on the links to work on his golf game.

Jason Rosario

Director of Operations

With over 15 years of management consulting experience, including starting and running his own boutique firm, Jason’s skill set runs the gamut from helping companies create efficiencies through process and technology innovations to assisting enterprises with merger and acquisition integrations. As a consultant at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Jason counted Stephen Gould as a client, and in 2015 joined the team to build out the Operations department and manage strategic initiatives. Travel and curiosity of other cultures has long been a source of inspiration: Jason spent several years living and working in Japan with his family and is always plotting his next global adventure. As an alumnus of Duke University’s MBA program, Jason is a Blue Devils basketball fanatic.

Nanette Rosenbaum

Director of Information Systems

Nanette joined Stephen Gould nearly three decades ago when she developed the company’s first computing system. She has since built out Stephen Gould’s IT department, adapting time and again to the company’s expansion and the accelerating pace of technological change. Nanette is instrumental in sustaining and strengthening Stephen Gould’s capacity to collaborate in real time across the globe, making sure the company has the tools and technologies to maximize its effectiveness and creativity. When out of the office, Nanette recharges her creative spirit through landscape photography and singing two-part harmonies with her husband.

External Board of Directors

Michael Tiedemann

Peter Lynch

Michael brings financial expertise as well as a deep understanding of family businesses and generational transitions to the board. He is the co-founder and current CEO of Tiedemann Advisors which was founded in 2000. The business currently advises over 400 wealthy multigenerational families, many of whom are transitioning family enterprises. Prior, Michael spent years living and working in Brazil for a leading investment bank Banco Garantia and eventually Credit Suisse after its acquisition. He is a sought-after speaker for financial and regulatory associations around the country and has been honored for his contributions to numerous charitable causes. Most recently, he received an award from the River Fund New York for his support in the organization’s work fighting poverty and homelessness. Born and raised in Manhattan, Michael resides there with his wife and children.

Bringing a wealth of experience in finance, operations, and leadership, Peter advises Stephen Gould in building infrastructure to meet strategic plans and goals. He was a founding member of the investment team at Hilltop Opportunity Partners, a merchant banking business launched by Dallas-based Hilltop Holdings. He also worked in private equity as a VP at Argenta Partners, following stints at Rabobank and JPMorgan, where he was based in Argentina and Chile. A board member and consultant for companies in various industries, Peter is the founder of ASimpleModel.com, a web-based resource that makes financial modeling accessible and affordable. A lifelong competitor and athlete, Peter rowed crew while at UPenn and was a member of the U.S. Junior Rowing Team.

Erica Peitler

Howard Koff

Erica is an accomplished leadership performance coach and dynamic speaker who guides Stephen Gould’s leadership development initiatives. In her twenty years of experience as a corporate healthcare executive, Erica led large operational divisions, board level strategic growth initiatives, and global R&D organizations. Erica founded her own consulting firm in 2007 and has coached CEOs and business leaders around the world. She is the author of several books including the bestselling Leadership Rigor!, which offers structured frameworks and tools for developing change-ready leaders. She has been recognized by New Jersey Biz magazine as one of the 50 Best Women in Business and has served on the boards of numerous organizations and associations.

Howard is a founding member of the board and has been a key advisor to Stephen Gould since 1975. A recognized leader in the life insurance and estate planning industry, Howard has been providing creative financial products and services to high net worth individuals and the corporate market since 1970. Howard built a large financial services organization that was acquired by American Express in 1989 and many of his early career accomplishments are highlighted in Ken Meyers’ book, The Shooters. Howard was a member of The Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) and continues to stay active as a participant in a variety of community and civic organizations.

External Board of Directors

Michael Tiedemann

Michael brings financial expertise as well as a deep understanding of family businesses and generational transitions to the board. He is the co-founder and current CEO of Tiedemann Advisors which was founded in 2000. The business currently advises over 400 wealthy multigenerational families, many of whom are transitioning family enterprises. Prior, Michael spent years living and working in Brazil for a leading investment bank Banco Garantia and eventually Credit Suisse after its acquisition. He is a sought-after speaker for financial and regulatory associations around the country and has been honored for his contributions to numerous charitable causes. Most recently, he received an award from the River Fund New York for his support in the organization’s work fighting poverty and homelessness. Born and raised in Manhattan, Michael resides there with his wife and children.

Peter Lynch

Erica Peitler

Bringing a wealth of experience in finance, operations, and leadership, Peter advises Stephen Gould in building infrastructure to meet strategic plans and goals. He was a founding member of the investment team at Hilltop Opportunity Partners, a merchant banking business launched by Dallas-based Hilltop Holdings. He also worked in private equity as a VP at Argenta Partners, following stints at Rabobank and JPMorgan, where he was based in Argentina and Chile. A board member and consultant for companies in various industries, Peter is the founder of ASimpleModel.com, a web-based resource that makes financial modeling accessible and affordable. A lifelong competitor and athlete, Peter rowed crew while at UPenn and was a member of the U.S. Junior Rowing Team.

Erica is an accomplished leadership performance coach and dynamic speaker who guides Stephen Gould’s leadership development initiatives. In her twenty years of experience as a corporate healthcare executive, Erica led large operational divisions, board level strategic growth initiatives, and global R&D organizations. Erica founded her own consulting firm in 2007 and has coached CEOs and business leaders around the world. She is the author of several books including the bestselling Leadership Rigor!, which offers structured frameworks and tools for developing change-ready leaders. She has been recognized by New Jersey Biz magazine as one of the 50 Best Women in Business and has served on the boards of numerous organizations and associations.

Howard Koff

Howard is a founding member of the board and has been a key advisor to Stephen Gould since 1975. A recognized leader in the life insurance and estate planning industry, Howard has been providing creative financial products and services to high net worth individuals and the corporate market since 1970. Howard built a large financial services organization that was acquired by American Express in 1989 and many of his early career accomplishments are highlighted in Ken Meyers’ book, The Shooters. Howard was a member of The Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) and continues to stay active as a participant in a variety of community and civic organizations.

External Board of Directors

Michael Tiedemann

Michael brings financial expertise as well as a deep understanding of family businesses and generational transitions to the board. He is the co-founder and current CEO of Tiedemann Advisors which was founded in 2000. The business currently advises over 400 wealthy multigenerational families, many of whom are transitioning family enterprises. Prior, Michael spent years living and working in Brazil for a leading investment bank Banco Garantia and eventually Credit Suisse after its acquisition. He is a sought-after speaker for financial and regulatory associations around the country and has been honored for his contributions to numerous charitable causes. Most recently, he received an award from the River Fund New York for his support in the organization’s work fighting poverty and homelessness. Born and raised in Manhattan, Michael resides there with his wife and children.

Peter Lynch

Bringing a wealth of experience in finance, operations, and leadership, Peter advises Stephen Gould in building infrastructure to meet strategic plans and goals. He was a founding member of the investment team at Hilltop Opportunity Partners, a merchant banking business launched by Dallas-based Hilltop Holdings. He also worked in private equity as a VP at Argenta Partners, following stints at Rabobank and JPMorgan, where he was based in Argentina and Chile. A board member and consultant for companies in various industries, Peter is the founder of ASimpleModel.com, a web-based resource that makes financial modeling accessible and affordable. A lifelong competitor and athlete, Peter rowed crew while at UPenn and was a member of the U.S. Junior Rowing Team.

Erica Peitler

Erica is an accomplished leadership performance coach and dynamic speaker who guides Stephen Gould’s leadership development initiatives. In her twenty years of experience as a corporate healthcare executive, Erica led large operational divisions, board level strategic growth initiatives, and global R&D organizations. Erica founded her own consulting firm in 2007 and has coached CEOs and business leaders around the world. She is the author of several books including the bestselling Leadership Rigor!, which offers structured frameworks and tools for developing change-ready leaders. She has been recognized by New Jersey Biz magazine as one of the 50 Best Women in Business and has served on the boards of numerous organizations and associations.

Howard Koff

Howard is a founding member of the board and has been a key advisor to Stephen Gould since 1975. A recognized leader in the life insurance and estate planning industry, Howard has been providing creative financial products and services to high net worth individuals and the corporate market since 1970. Howard built a large financial services organization that was acquired by American Express in 1989 and many of his early career accomplishments are highlighted in Ken Meyers’ book, The Shooters. Howard was a member of The Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) and continues to stay active as a participant in a variety of community and civic organizations.

Family Board of Directors

  • Michael Golden
  • Justin Golden
  • John Golden
  • Bonnie Van Slyke