Peter Goldsmith worked for CBS Records as Director of A&R Operations under the mentorship of Clive Davis. He then joined Grumman Data Systems from 1975 – 1995 and was Director of Operations. In this capacity he traveled around the country supporting the many Grumman won IT programs at NASA and other government sites. In 1995 he was put in charge of Project Long Island, and in the fall of 1997, an organization was formed called the Long Island Software and Technology Network or LISTnet.
Peter was elected Chairman and President of LISTnet, which in 24 years has grown to nearly 800 member companies with 50 Corporate Sponsors. The purpose of LISTnet is to promote our region as a Technology Center of Excellence, and help Tech Companies grow their business. In March 2016, LISTnet formed the Digital Ballpark a co-working and event space in Plainview with 24 Tech Companies. Peter is also currently an Adjunct Professor at NYIT teaching an entrepreneurship class called Technology Business Startup Practices.
He has a BBA from CCNY and received a MBA with honors from St. John’s University in 1978. He is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, 2020 Who’s Who in America, and was also an Adjunct Professor at Hofstra University. He is on the Board of United Way and he was awarded an honorary Doctorate degree from Briarcliffe College, received the “Have a Heart” Award from the American Heart Association, the Touro Law School’s “Friend of Justice”, the Rough Rider Award from the Boy Scouts of America, the Kings of Long Island Award and the 2018 and 2019 Power List, from Long Island Press. Married to Joyce, they have one son, Matthew, an attorney, and three granddaughters.