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