Name: Josh Goldman
Company: Bargold Storage Systems
Title: Managing Member
Education: Tufts University BS in Engineering Psychology
Which project, deal, or transaction was the “game-changer” in the advancement of your career?
The real “game changer” for the company was when we started offering and managing on-site storage solutions on a smaller scale directly in residential buildings. At the time, this was something that had never before been attempted. As much as you would think that the “big job” with many storage units is important, I prefer the smaller jobs of under 12 units. The smaller jobs are generally converting a dilapidated, forgotten about basement room into a professional-looking, well-lit facility for the residents of that building.
How do you contribute to your community or your profession?
As a part of the real estate industry, you get invited to many golf, tennis, and other creative outings to raise money for charities. This is a great opportunity to increase awareness and exposure for important charitable organizations. Some of the charities we support include: Ronald McDonald House, AIPAC, CMA, SCOPE, JNF, Jewish Children’s Museum, Life’s Angels, etc. I am being honored with my wife, Amy, at this year’s annual JNF Golf & Tennis Classic in August at Tam O’Shanter Country Club.
What led you to your current profession?
I worked at Andersen Consulting, which placed me at Pepsi and GE Capital. Then I worked at Moviefone. Each of these companies gave me the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technology. Having this experience, my grandfather recruited me to bring my technological and organizational skills into the family business to start renting Bargold Storage units.
What do you like most about your job?
Every day is unpredictable and different.
Who or what inspires you?
I was disabled from age nine. Seeing children (and adults) persevere through physical and mental challenges inspires me.
If your life were made into a movie, what actor would you want to portray you?
Jason Bateman who is from the town of Rye, N.Y., where I grew up.
What social media platform do you use the most professionally?
We have a very active website but don’t use any social media platforms as our storage units are only for the residents of the buildings in which we operate. We are not a “public facing”company. We have a very specific audience of building owners and board members.