President of Maestral International
Philip Goldman is President of Maestral International, a global consulting firm that promotes the development of sustainable family or family-like environments for orphans and children without parental care. From 1992 to 2005, Mr. Goldman was a member of the World Bank's human development operations team in Europe and Central Asia, supervising a significant portfolio of social protection, education and health operations supporting poverty reduction and providing related project financing. From 2005 to 2008, Mr. Goldman was Senior Vice President of Encore One, L.L.C., a private equity firm in Minneapolis, MN,, and from 2007 he chaired the Advisory Board of the Children in Families Initiative of the GHR Foundation, a grant program supporting transformational programs assisting children without parental care in Guatemala, Nepal, Vietnam, Azerbaijan and Ukraine.
Mr. Goldman is currently a Director of the Opus College of Business at the University of St. Thomas, a Director of Catholic Charities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, and a Director of Progress Valley, Inc. Mr. Goldman received Masters Degrees from Harvard University (Regional Studies: Soviet Union Program) and the University of California at Berkeley (Political Science) and a B.A. from the University of Washington in Seattle. He is the very proud parent of three children, two of whom were adopted from overseas.