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SPEAKER - Paul Goldsmith

Oct. 07 - Mr. Paul Goldsmith President and Founder of Panache Corporation

Personal Profile
Born in London, England in June 1957, he was educated at grammar school and then technical college where he studied structural engineering. While studying he worked for one of the world's most prestigious engineering companies, Ove Arup & Partners.

In 1985 he had his first opportunity to work in Japan for Adia SA. He worked for six months in Tokyo, assisting in opening four offices. He left Japan and worked in Australia and the UK before returning to Japan in 1987 for another six months as representative of the world's leading home health care company, Lifetime Corporation. He then moved to Boston, USA with Lifetime Corporation where he spent two years negotiating acquisitions of staffing services companies in the USA.

In 1990 he returned to Japan again as representative of Lifetime Corporation. When Lifetime withdrew from Japan in the spring of 1993, he used this turn of events as the impetus to start PANACHE Corporation. The company started in December 1993, initially focusing on providing temporary and contract computer specialists. Today PANACHE has three main business areas, IT temporary and permanent staffing, Outsourcing & Network Systems Support and Interactive website creation and strategy. The company employs approximately 200 people.

In addition to running PANACHE he is also President of a non-profit group for communications professionals, Forum for Corporate Communications.