- TheGoldGroup, LLC
In 2007, Peter A. Gold, Esq., a resident of Philadelphia, PA and Phoenix, AZ (former resident of Cherry Hill, NJ) formed TheGoldGroup, LLC, a consultancy to universities, colleges, business, not for profits and others. The Firm visions and advances initiatives centered on identifying and leveraging resources and assets accelerating innovation to marketplace through creation of value driven public-private partnerships and other means.
Gold’s work in New Jersey, Arizona, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Washington, DC has included assessing a new aerospace institute for Arizona State University and Science Foundation Arizona; Launching the North American Supply Chain Management institute based at the University of Toledo, College of Business Administration; and assessing a new Health Science Campus and Community at the Richard Stockton College in collaboration with the largest regional health care system and others.
Gold was a founder and first CEO of Rutgers Camden Technology Campus, Inc., a mixed-use business incubator for new businesses and entrepreneurs located in Camden, NJ (America’s poorest city). In two short years Gold’s team created an environment which supported 35 newly created businesses, 120 jobs with a payroll in excess of $6 million and also private sector and venture investments in excess of $6 million.
Gold’s prior experience as a senior partner, member of the board, and business lawyer in one of America’s largest law and government relations firms coupled with his experience as Associate Provost of Economic Initiatives and Senior Associate Dean of the School of Business at Rutgers University, and former member of the Board of New Jersey Economic Development Authority has contributed to his network of relationships (global) and knowledge base in the following areas:
- Collapsing the time between innovation and marketplace
- Identifying and creating effective public-private partnerships
- Structuring relationships between and among universities
- University and business engagement and leveraging
- Federal, national, regional, state and foundation funding programs and mechanisms (US EDA, SBIR)
- Venture capital, angel funding, their requirements and how they work
- International, national and regional equity providers and lenders
- National defense, aerospace, transportation, automotive, energy businesses and stakeholders
- National and international professional resource associations
Gold serves as an independent outside member of boards of directors of Jet Pulverizer Company, located in Moorestown, NJ and the Evergreen’s, a not-for-profit continuing care community.
In addition to his board experience, Gold has served in several non-compensatory government positions. Those positions include member of the board of directors of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, member of the New Jersey Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect and Member of the Camden Innovation Zone Advisory Board.
Gold was a member of the adjunct faculty of the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania where he originated and taught a business course in the Management Department entitled “The Legal Aspects of Management”. He instructed graduate students on how to use the law to obtain business objectives.
For sixteen months starting in January 2006 Gold was Associate Provost for Economic Initiatives and Senior Associate Dean of the School of Business at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Camden. As a member of the University’s leadership team he integrated the University’s activity with those of the region’s business, not-for-profit and government communities. He was instrumental in bringing millions of dollars of state, federal and private sector funds to the University.