Rob Goldrich

Rob Goldrich is CMW’s Senior Vice President for Strategic Initiatives. Rob has a three-decade-long career in finance, economic development, government and philanthropy. He was a Senior Policy Advisor to Deputy Mayors Robert Steel and Bob Lieber during the Bloomberg Administration where his portfolio included affordable housing and economic development. Rob was the DM’s point person to three of the City’s housing agencies/boards: HPD, HDC and the Rent Guidelines Board. He was the lead advisor to the Department of Finance, the Board of Standards and Appeals, the Business Integrity Commission and the Taxi and Limousine Commission.    

During the Bloomberg Administration, Rob oversaw major rezonings and development projects in Queens including Willets Point, Hallett’s Point, Hunters Point South and Flushing Commons.  He served as the COO and Chief of Staff for New York City’s Hurricane Sandy Housing Recovery Operation. In addition, Rob was the lead advisor to the Mayor’s Office on Investment-Related Issues for the five New York City pension boards and the Deferred Compensation Plan and he helped create the Mayor’s Office of Pension Investments.

Rob recently served as the President of the Leon Levy Foundation, where he oversaw an investment portfolio of $700 million and led philanthropic activities for a wide variety of arts organizations, higher education, environmental, parks, human rights and Jewish causes. Notably, the Foundation is among the largest philanthropies serving Brooklyn cultural and educational institutions including the Brooklyn Museum, BAM, Brooklyn Public Library, Prospect Park and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

Previously Rob had a long career in financial services, as a principal in international equity sales-trading at Morgan Stanley in New York and Hong Kong and then as Managing Director of Institutional Equities at Credit Suisse in New York.

Rob Goldrich sits on various corporate and nonprofit boards throughout the country including First Pacific Advisors, Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City where he is President of the Board, and the S.Jay Levy Fellowship at CUNY’s City College. He previously served on numerous boards during his tenure with the Bloomberg Administration including the New York City Industrial Development Agency, and the Bronx Museum of the Arts.

In 2022, Rob received the Carol Lamberg Visionary Award from the Settlement Housing Fund for his contributions to affordable housing in New York City during the Bloomberg Administration and during his board tenure at the Settlement Housing Fund.  Rob received his BA from Northwestern University and holds a Master’s Degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Rob lives in Brooklyn Heights with his husband Brian. 

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