Michael L. Goldman


Since 1980, in his native New York and in Austin, TX, Michael Goldman has cultivated a respected reputation for achievement in nationwide supply chain, procurement, manufacturing and quality/regulatory executive recruitment on a retained and contingency basis. In 1988, he founded Strategic Associates with the purpose of creating a highly specialized firm based upon building long-term consultative rather than transactional relationships.

Michael earned his CPC (Certified Personnel Consultant) through the National Association of Personnel Services and is an original Founding Member of The Pinnacle Society (the prestigious national recruiting honors society) in 1989 and served as its second president.  He was awarded the Honorary Lifetime Membership in recognition of his accomplishments in recruiting and service to Pinnacle. ( In addition, he has earned his CPC (Certified Personnel Consultant) through the National Association of Personnel Services.  

While currently and continuously maintaining his consistent success leading client search assignments for 40+ years, Michael speaks and teaches, domestically and internationally, on advanced and basic recruiting tactics and strategies, has been requested to provide grass-roots recruitment seminars and speaking engagements to American city, state, and national organizations as well as international audiences, including educating recruitment professionals in the US, Ireland, England, and South Africa.  He has also conducted webinars for state recruiting organizations with presentations at Pinnacle Society meetings and Pinnacle Panel events within the industry and has presented at regional and national APICS and other professional organizations on long term career strategies.