Jonathan Goldman serves as Managing Partner and CEO of Genesis Capital. Mr. Goldman has successfully completed a wide variety of transactions including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, recapitalizations, leveraged buyouts, going private transactions, restructurings, initial and secondary public offerings of equity, debt financings and underwritings, and derivative hedging transactions.
Since founding Genesis Capital in 2002, the firm has established a track record of working with public corporations, family owned businesses and private companies to achieve their strategic and financial objectives. Mr. Goldman has lead Genesis Capital’s focus on client need rather than size and, as a result, has served clients over $30 billion to under $50 million in transactions exceeding $1 billion to under $25 million. Clients include public corporations such as Northrop Grumman (NYSE: “NOC”), Spectrum Brands (NYSE: “SPB”), Choicepoint (NYSE: “CPS”), Starwood Hotels and Resorts (NYSE: “HOT”), Cousins Properties (NYSE: "CUZ") and Lodgian (AMEX: “LGN”), as well as leading family owned businesses, including The Paradies Shops, Herschend Family Entertainment, and Jackson Healthcare. Jonathan also has strong relationships with many private equity firms, hedge funds and family offices.
Prior to Genesis Capital, Mr. Goldman was a Managing Director of Robertson Stephens and a member of that firm's Management Committee. At Robertson Stephens, Jonathan's responsibilities included managing the firm's global investment banking activities for the Software Group, Electronic Manufacturing Products and Services Group, and Energy Technologies Group; managing the Atlanta office and activities in the Sunbelt Region of the United States; assisting in managing the firm's Healthcare Group; and serving on the firm’s Fairness Opinion Review Committee. Prior to joining Robertson Stephens, Jonathan was a Managing Director with The Robinson-Humphrey Company where he served as Head of the Healthcare Group and also focused on leading technology companies. From 1987 to 1995, Jonathan was in the investment banking group of Credit Suisse First Boston, Inc.
Jonathan serves on several community, philanthropic and company Boards. He serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Inc.; is a member of the University of Texas McCombs Business School Advisory Council and the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Board; Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Atlanta Charity Clays, LLC; Chairman of the Atlanta Regional Committee for Camp Sea Gull; and is a member of the Rotary Club of Atlanta. He also currently serves as an Advisory Board Director of MAX Exchange, HiCast Sports, The Last Straw, Inc., and is a former Director for The Paradies Shops, Inc., Everybody Wins for Literacy, Georgia Special Olympics and The Temple.
Jonathan received a B.B.A. in Finance and Marketing from the University of Texas in Austin.