Greg Goldner | Founder and CEO
Greg Goldner is a strategic force who can breakthrough politics, policy and the status quo to help clients achieve their business goals.
As Resolute’s founder and CEO, Greg has earned the trust of Fortune 100 CEOs, industry association executives and policy makers with his forward-looking 360° business insights, his acutely perceptive strategic thinking and his renowned public affairs expertise on the local, state and national levels.
Greg is exceptionally skilled at taking on complex issues, reframing them into compelling narratives and determining key stakeholders to address a client’s issue or opportunity. He is recognized for his ability to provide leadership in contentious situations, promote collaboration and build consensus among opposing parties.
Twice named by Chicago Magazine as one of the most powerful people in Chicago, Greg is sought after for his unsparing, often prescient, assessment of the financial and business consequences of systems, structures and decision making.
Greg seamlessly applies his experience to a wide variety of sectors – finance, transportation and infrastructure, technology and civic – achieving results for clients and positioning them for future growth. Recent strategic advisory work includes:
United States Hospitality Group, LLC. Working directly with Walmart, Greg transformed a business challenge into USHG, co-founding a new business solution solely focused on reimagining and elevating the food and beverage experience inside the $500 billion global retail giant.
Resolute CyberSecurity Strategies. Greg recently established a new advisory service comprised of uniquely qualified public affairs experts teamed with world-renowned cyber security authorities. This team of trusted advisors guide an organization’s leadership through the complex decision making required to plan through and manage a cybersecurity event.
Maiaco, LLC. Greg established this unique public-private partnership that functions as the nation’s first investor in a distressed U.S. municipality.
Heard Capital. Greg has provided strategic counsel to this global asset management firm as it has grown from startup to trusted investor for family offices and institutional investors.
Prior to founding Resolute in 2002, Greg served in Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley’s office and as managing deputy commissioner for the City of Chicago’s Department of General Services. He has managed dozens of political campaigns at the municipal, county, state and federal levels, including Rahm Emanuel’s first race for Congress and Mayor Daley’s 2003 re-election campaign. In 2008, Greg worked on Barack Obama’s Presidential Campaign in Ohio.
Greg serves on the boards of the Chicago History Museum, the Los Angeles-based United States Hospitality Group LLC and Heard Capital. He is active with the Economic Club of Chicago and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.