Consultant Rick Goldstein



Rick Goldstein is the founder and President of Kensington Consulting Group, Inc.  His clients have included Marriott, IBM, GE, Diageo, Pulte, T Rowe Price along with associations such as the American Gas Association, National Restaurant Association, ASAE.  


Consulting teams are formed to bring in precisely the expertise needed to meet client needs.  Rick serves as lead on all projects, and relies only on experienced consultants, most having staffed prior Kensington engagements.


Rick has focused his consulting work on strategy implementation, organization design and process improvement  He has helped develop and implement an acquisition integration model that became the benchmark at GE, and created a process for streamlining accountability and decision making at complex large organizations that is in use at a number of leading companies.  He is an expert in mobilizing entire organizations to quickly embrace new directions that range from reorganizations to major strategic initiatives.


As a key element of many of his consulting engagements, Rick has been facilitating efforts to increase senior executive team effectiveness and coaching CEO’s and business unit leaders.  In his work, Rick draws on his 30+ years of experience as an executive, a consultant, an entrepreneur and a business school professor.


Prior to his consulting career, Rick was an executive with Marriott, where he was a leader in directing company wide initiatives to improve customer satisfaction and financial performance, served as facilitator on the Lodging Executive Committee, and was responsible for worldwide management and executive development. 


Rick spent the first five years of his career in the Federal Government as one of the first internal organization development specialists, supporting the efforts of agency leaders throughout the U. S. Department of Education and other federal departments to improve the effectiveness of their organizations.


As an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business for many years, has taught organization design, strategy, leadership and balanced scorecard in the MBA and executive programs.


He has served on various non profit boards, most recently on the Board of Directors of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce.  Rick is also a jazz trumpeter, and leads his band Playtime Jazz in performances in the Baltimore-Washington area.