Billy Goldberg is a strategist, business coach, and partnership alchemist, working with middle market companies to uncover “White Space”—the hidden opportunities that yield multimillion dollar impact.
Billy spent the first half of his nearly 30-year career in the trenches of large companies, managing key relationships at The William Morris Agency and Bank of America, and later designing collaborative programs and cementing deals with some of the most powerful legacy brands on behalf of Tennis Channel and Gannett. Big picture thinking, relationship building, and strategic business development have been the throughlines of Billy’s career in the corporate world, where he helped large organizations add hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue to their top lines.
In 2009, following Gannett’s acquisition of HighSchoolSports.Net, where Billy led business development for the West Coast, Billy experienced firsthand what a mistake it is when an organization overlooks its most important asset—its people—during an M&A event.
Inspired by his early career experience as a talent agent, Billy left the organization to start The Buckeye Group, a strategic advisory and special project firm that helps middle-market executives catalyze growth and gracefully navigate the road bumps that come with evolving a growing enterprise, where he’s served as the Principal for the last 15 years.
As a certified Business and Executive Leadership Coach, Billy is known as the “CEO whisperer.” That’s because of all the CEOs, presidents, and founders he’s helped to create meaningful partnerships between their organizations, as well as company cultures, strategy and heart-centered leadership he’s helped develop— all with the objective of accelerating growth and increasing revenue for his clients.