Our Team

Michael Gold


Michael Gold is the founder and Principal of Gold Standard Consulting, which specializes in strategic planning, organization design, organization and team effectiveness, and large group facilitation.

Michael has several professional passions. One is collaborative strategic planning, implementation, and measurement. A second is leading organization design initiatives that help businesses achieve their goals. He also enjoys guiding large interactive group meetings and leadership retreats. Finally, Michael helps organizations and teams to work together more effectively.

Michael has more than 30 years of Fortune 500 experience in financial services, hospitality and health care, as an internal consultant, operations leader and client executive.

During his corporate career, Michael was active in the nonprofit sector as well. While in Louisville, Michael has shared his consulting skills with the Field Elementary School, Jewish Community of Louisville, 55,000 Degrees and Jewish Family and Career Services.

Michael is on the National Board of the Organization Design Forum and, in July 2018, will join the Board of Jewish Family and Career Services, where he is currently on the Strategic Planning Committee. He is also a member of the Governance Committee of the Jewish Community of Louisville.

Michael earned his Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, with a concentration in strategy. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University. However, his most valuable educational and long-term planning experience has been raising his two children, who are currently teenagers.