Here at Paradigm Governance Partners, we are delighted to announce the appointment of senior industry executive David Gold as a governance specialist focusing on directorships and independent boards.

For over 20 years, Gold, through his experience and thought leadership, has helped asset managers and allocators alike by shaping and advising on a range of industry best practices. He has achieved these alpha driven goals with strong governance models, commercial and technical know-how across both investments and operations, aligning these experiences between allocators and managers.

Prior to Paradigm, Gold was the chief operating officer at Optima Partners, a leading regulatory compliance advisory firm, where he held significant responsibilities in helping shape firm-wide culture and infrastructure, and overseeing all global business operations including talent management, information technology and finance.

He has specialized in the financial services sector from the outset of his career and has experience in advising institutional investment advisors on best practices, governance, conducting operational and investment due diligence, asset manager mergers & acquisitions and product management.

Prior to Optima Partners, he was an executive director for the prime brokerage business consulting team at Morgan Stanley, providing in-depth advisory consulting services to start-up and existing hedge fund managers. He has also worked in allocator seats at Willis Towers Watson, BlackRock, Mitsui & Co and CIBC Oppenheimer. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in General Business and Master of Science in Finance degrees from Pace University.

Geoff Ruddick, partner, said: “We are delighted to welcome David to the Paradigm team. We believe his strong hedge fund and alternatives background with prime brokerage business consulting, operational due diligence and recent C-Level seniority significantly adds to our diverse skillsets and strong experience here at Paradigm. Our unique offering, based on a collaborative client approach with quality service, continues to set the industry standard in the offshore governance space. Paradigm continues to recruit and attract professional independent directors of this calibre, supporting our client centric mission.”