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.
In 2002, Greg founded Resolute Public Affairs, an independent firm and part of the Resolute family of companies. Prior to establishing his own firm, 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 and 2012, Greg worked on Barack Obama’s Presidential Campaign in Ohio.
Greg serves on the boards of the Chicago History Museum and the Los Angeles-based United States Hospitality Group LLC. He is active with the Economic Club of Chicago and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.