Founder at Goldin Solutions
A one-time journalist who knows how to manage media, Davidson Goldin’s a formidable ally—or adversary. He often operates behind the scenes for clients you probably know on issues you’re likely reading about. Diversification has made this a very good year for his 16-person firm, and so has the atmosphere of perpetual crisis that seems to define 2020. Much of his work involves people and companies who’d rather not get attention, but among the Goldin faithful we’re allowed to mention are cybersecurity leader Crowdstrike; Ridgeback Biotherapeutics, a Merck partner on a potential COVID-19 treatment; and Alden Capital-owned local-news devourer MediaNews Group. “If you want to know what’s in the news, look at our clients,” he said. When you learn who those clients are, it’s not a boast.