Peter Goodkind


Years before founding his search firm, Peter Goodkind cut his teeth in the staffing industry as a manager at MA Management Associates Inc., a highly regarded middle management search agency.

Honing skills and developing his network, Peter launched The Goodkind Group, LLC in 1991. In its first decade, the firm expanded to include temporary and permanent search services in multiple industries, including accounting, administrative support, digital media, financial services, human resources, legal services, information technology, marketing, operations, and sales. Growing dramatically, The Goodkind Group became an industry leader.

In June 2001, Strategic Legal Resources, a well-respected legal service staffing firm, acquired The Goodkind Group. Under his leadership, Peter conceived and developed an innovative, onsite recruitment program to render a more cost-effective and efficient process.

In 2008 Peter’s division of Strategic joined forces with Bond Street Group, a similar staffing agency, where he became President. Peter navigated the company through the recession occurring at that time. He focused on offering outsourced recruiting partnerships, which assisted clients with their recruiting needs when they could not afford customary search fees. These programs included a creative sourcing model, still used today, in which recruiters referred volume resumes directly to hiring managers at a daily fixed rate. This strategy helped enhance personal relationships between Bond Street’s recruiters and clients and, most importantly, at a reasonable cost.

As the economy settled, Peter began to look ahead. He was motivated to re-establish an elite contingency search and temporary staffing agency. He separated from Bond Street in November 2013, bringing with him 16 employees to re-establish The Goodkind Group. Eight years later, The Goodkind Group is thriving with 50 plus employees, branches in New Jersey and Long Island, and a national reputation as a leader in the contingency staffing industry. The firm distinguishes itself from the competition by incorporating sophisticated outsourcing programs, running large-scale temporary employment projects, and employing a premier professional staff with vast industry knowledge and experience. Thirty years after the initial Goodkind Group was formed, Peter’s and his firm’s reputation remain untarnished. Integrity, efficiency, and expertise remain at the forefront of his modus operandi.

Peter received his BA from Columbia University in 1984. He is a board member of an elite CEO networking organization, The Strategic Forum, and served on the board of the Camphill Foundation, which provides a healthy, vibrant community for the mentally disabled. On behalf of his firm, Peter has initiated the Goodkind Gives Back program, where he has aligned with Re-Start, which empowers homeless families by providing them with the necessities to begin again.

Peter lives in Katonah, New York, with his wife of 33 years and a menagerie of dogs, cats, fish, and other wildlife. Peter and Stephanie have three grown children and are extremely proud of their successes.