Christopher Goldsmith

Christopher Goldsmith

Christopher Goldsmith

Vice President, Cleveland

Mr. Goldsmith is a Vice President, Client Relationship Manager and subject matter expert in total compensation, health and welfare benefits, absence management, population health and applied behavioral economics. He is a member of Segal’s Higher Education Leadership Team, Corporate Market Advisory Group and Wellness Leadership Group. He has more than 30 years of employee benefit and compensation experience. He consults nationally with higher education institutions, private industry, public sector organizations and collectively bargained benefit plans. Mr. Goldsmith lives in Arizona but consults throughout the country.

Mr. Goldsmith’s client work includes consulting with many public and private institutions on:

  • Total compensation competitiveness, salary benchmarking and benefits benchmarking
  • Assessing workforce attitudes and preferences regarding pay and all benefits
  • Evaluating alternative paid leave and absence management arrangements
  • Developing long term strategic plans
  • Developing population health and human wellbeing initiatives
  • Selecting employee benefit plan service organizations
  • Developing consensus among various stakeholder groups having different points of view
  • Total rewards communications and applied behavioral economics

Prior to joining Segal in 2006, Mr. Goldsmith worked at a global human resources consulting firm advising clients on human resources strategy, total compensation, flexible benefits and health benefits issues. He began his career in the consulting field specializing in healthcare cost containment and managed care arrangements.

Mr. Goldsmith graduated from the University of Southern California with a BA in Psychology. He has earned several professional designations, including Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) and Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS). He is past President of the Northeast Ohio Chapter of the International Society of Certified Employee Benefits Specialists.

Mr. Goldsmith frequently serves as an expert speaker and author on a variety of topics. Recent speeches and publications include:

  • “Targeting Talent: How Benefits Can Help Attract and Retain High Value Faculty and Staff,” CUPA-HR South Carolina and Kentucky Chapters, September 2019
  • “Targeting Talent: How Benefits Can Help Attract and Retain High-Value Faculty and Staff,” CUPA-HR Southern Region, April 2019
  • “HR’s Role in Complex Change: Engage and Involve with Liberating Structures,” Arkansas CUPA-HR Conference, April 2019
  • “Developing Strategic Plans for Employee Benefits,” Council on Employee Benefits, New York Area Regional Meeting, August 2018
  • “Developing an Overarching Benefits Strategy,” Council on Employee Benefits, May 2018
  • “Healthcare Issues in Collective Bargaining,” NPELRA, April 2018
  • “Behavioral Economics,” Southern California CUPA-HR Conference, October 2017
  • “Your Well-being Matters,” Missouri Public Employer Labor Relations Association and Illinois Public Employer Labor Relations Association, October 2017
  • “Healthcare Issues in Bargaining and Fact Finding; Preparation and Alternatives,” Ohio State Employee Relations Board Conference, August 11, 2017
  • “Your Well-being Matters!” NPELRA Annual Training Conference, April 2017
  • ”Improving Healthy Campus Competencies Within and Beyond HR,” CUPA-HR Annual Conference and Expo, September 2016
  • “Effectively Implementing Defined Contribution Health Care at Point of Need,” Council on Employee Benefits, April 2015
  • “Improve Your Workforce Retirement Readiness with Behavioral Economic Techniques,” Human Resource Leadership Forum, April 2015
  • "Using Nudges to Foster a Healthier Campus: Insights from Behavioral Economics,” Partnership for a Healthier America, February 2015
  • “Behavioral Economics and Employee Health,” The 12th Annual Made in America Taft-Hartley Benefits Summit, January 19, 2015
  • “Behavioral Economics and Benefits: Engineering the Retirement Choices for Employers and Employees,” Employee Benefits Research Institute (EBRI) Policy Forum, Washington, DC, December 2014
  • “Behavioral Economics,” Blue Sky Pension Forum, Toronto, ON, October 2014
  • “Beyond the 401(k) Automatic Enrollment in Welfare Benefit Plans,” Academy of Behavioral Finance & Economics, September 2014
  • “Creating a Faculty & Staff Value Proposition,” Arkansas CUPA-HR Conference,
    June 2014
  • “Enhancing Engagement with Behavioral Economics,” Society of Higher Education Human Resource Executives, Tucson, AZ, April 2014
  • “Health Vision 2020,” Council on Employee Benefits, April 2014
  • “Behavioral Finance and Investing,” SRC Research & Educational Summit, October 2013
  • “Applied Behavioral Economics Works on Wellness,” ASHHRA Annual Conference, September 2013
  • “Applied Behavioral Economics Works on Wellness,” WorldatWork Annual Conference, May 2013
  • “Applied Behavioral Economics,” Council on Employee Benefits, April 2013
  • “Improving Population Health through a Healthy Campus Approach,” Employers Health Coalition, October 2012
  • “Enhancing Healthy Campus Efforts with Applied Behavioral Economics and Better Choice Architecture,” EACUBO Annual Meeting, October 2012
  • “Applying Behavioral Economics to Improve Healthy Campus Initiatives,” Indiana, Oklahoma and Rocky Mountain CUPA Chapters, April, May and June 2012, respectively
  • “What Does the Future Hold? The Outlook for Academic Medical Centers, Their Parent Universities and General Industry,” Christopher Goldsmith, Sibson Perspectives, April 2016
  • "A Place for Paid Time Off in Higher Education," Christopher Goldsmith, HR Horizons, November 2014
  • "Applying Behavioral Economics to Pay for Performance,” Christopher Goldsmith, Compensation Focus, October 2014
  • "How 'Choice Architecture' Can Strengthen Defined Contribution Plans," Christopher Goldsmith and Randy Carter, Sibson Spotlight, November 2013
  • "Emphasizing Behavioral Economics Rather Than Financial Incentives Improves Wellness Engagement," Chris Goldsmith and Michael Vittoria (MaineHealth), Workspan, October 2013
  • "Reducing Suboptimal Employee Decisions Can Build the Business Case for Employee Benefits," Christopher Goldsmith and Steven F. Cyboran, Benefits Quarterly, First Quarter 2013
  • "Using Behavioral Economics to Encourage Employees to Make Better Decisions about their 401(k) Plans," Christopher Goldsmith and Stewart Lawrence, Sibson Perspectives, December 2012
  • “Choice Architecture Can Help Build a Healthy Enterprise,” Christopher Goldsmith and Steven F. Cyboran, Sibson Perspectives, April 2012

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Christopher Goldsmith

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Christopher Goldsmith

Christopher Goldsmith

Vice President, Cleveland

Mr. Goldsmith is a Vice President, Client Relationship Manager and subject matter expert in total compensation, health and welfare benefits, absence management, population health and applied behavioral economics. He is a member of Segal’s Higher Education Leadership Team, Corporate Market Advisory Group and Wellness Leadership Group. He has more than 30 years of employee benefit and compensation experience. He consults nationally with higher education institutions, private industry, public sector organizations and collectively bargained benefit plans. Mr. Goldsmith lives in Arizona but consults throughout the country.

Mr. Goldsmith’s client work includes consulting with many public and private institutions on:

  • Total compensation competitiveness, salary benchmarking and benefits benchmarking
  • Assessing workforce attitudes and preferences regarding pay and all benefits
  • Evaluating alternative paid leave and absence management arrangements
  • Developing long term strategic plans
  • Developing population health and human wellbeing initiatives
  • Selecting employee benefit plan service organizations
  • Developing consensus among various stakeholder groups having different points of view
  • Total rewards communications and applied behavioral economics

Prior to joining Segal in 2006, Mr. Goldsmith worked at a global human resources consulting firm advising clients on human resources strategy, total compensation, flexible benefits and health benefits issues. He began his career in the consulting field specializing in healthcare cost containment and managed care arrangements.

Mr. Goldsmith graduated from the University of Southern California with a BA in Psychology. He has earned several professional designations, including Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) and Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS). He is past President of the Northeast Ohio Chapter of the International Society of Certified Employee Benefits Specialists.

Mr. Goldsmith frequently serves as an expert speaker and author on a variety of topics. Recent speeches and publications include:

  • “Targeting Talent: How Benefits Can Help Attract and Retain High Value Faculty and Staff,” CUPA-HR South Carolina and Kentucky Chapters, September 2019
  • “Targeting Talent: How Benefits Can Help Attract and Retain High-Value Faculty and Staff,” CUPA-HR Southern Region, April 2019
  • “HR’s Role in Complex Change: Engage and Involve with Liberating Structures,” Arkansas CUPA-HR Conference, April 2019
  • “Developing Strategic Plans for Employee Benefits,” Council on Employee Benefits, New York Area Regional Meeting, August 2018
  • “Developing an Overarching Benefits Strategy,” Council on Employee Benefits, May 2018
  • “Healthcare Issues in Collective Bargaining,” NPELRA, April 2018
  • “Behavioral Economics,” Southern California CUPA-HR Conference, October 2017
  • “Your Well-being Matters,” Missouri Public Employer Labor Relations Association and Illinois Public Employer Labor Relations Association, October 2017
  • “Healthcare Issues in Bargaining and Fact Finding; Preparation and Alternatives,” Ohio State Employee Relations Board Conference, August 11, 2017
  • “Your Well-being Matters!” NPELRA Annual Training Conference, April 2017
  • ”Improving Healthy Campus Competencies Within and Beyond HR,” CUPA-HR Annual Conference and Expo, September 2016
  • “Effectively Implementing Defined Contribution Health Care at Point of Need,” Council on Employee Benefits, April 2015
  • “Improve Your Workforce Retirement Readiness with Behavioral Economic Techniques,” Human Resource Leadership Forum, April 2015
  • "Using Nudges to Foster a Healthier Campus: Insights from Behavioral Economics,” Partnership for a Healthier America, February 2015
  • “Behavioral Economics and Employee Health,” The 12th Annual Made in America Taft-Hartley Benefits Summit, January 19, 2015
  • “Behavioral Economics and Benefits: Engineering the Retirement Choices for Employers and Employees,” Employee Benefits Research Institute (EBRI) Policy Forum, Washington, DC, December 2014
  • “Behavioral Economics,” Blue Sky Pension Forum, Toronto, ON, October 2014
  • “Beyond the 401(k) Automatic Enrollment in Welfare Benefit Plans,” Academy of Behavioral Finance & Economics, September 2014
  • “Creating a Faculty & Staff Value Proposition,” Arkansas CUPA-HR Conference,
    June 2014
  • “Enhancing Engagement with Behavioral Economics,” Society of Higher Education Human Resource Executives, Tucson, AZ, April 2014
  • “Health Vision 2020,” Council on Employee Benefits, April 2014
  • “Behavioral Finance and Investing,” SRC Research & Educational Summit, October 2013
  • “Applied Behavioral Economics Works on Wellness,” ASHHRA Annual Conference, September 2013
  • “Applied Behavioral Economics Works on Wellness,” WorldatWork Annual Conference, May 2013
  • “Applied Behavioral Economics,” Council on Employee Benefits, April 2013
  • “Improving Population Health through a Healthy Campus Approach,” Employers Health Coalition, October 2012
  • “Enhancing Healthy Campus Efforts with Applied Behavioral Economics and Better Choice Architecture,” EACUBO Annual Meeting, October 2012
  • “Applying Behavioral Economics to Improve Healthy Campus Initiatives,” Indiana, Oklahoma and Rocky Mountain CUPA Chapters, April, May and June 2012, respectively
  • “What Does the Future Hold? The Outlook for Academic Medical Centers, Their Parent Universities and General Industry,” Christopher Goldsmith, Sibson Perspectives, April 2016
  • "A Place for Paid Time Off in Higher Education," Christopher Goldsmith, HR Horizons, November 2014
  • "Applying Behavioral Economics to Pay for Performance,” Christopher Goldsmith, Compensation Focus, October 2014
  • "How 'Choice Architecture' Can Strengthen Defined Contribution Plans," Christopher Goldsmith and Randy Carter, Sibson Spotlight, November 2013
  • "Emphasizing Behavioral Economics Rather Than Financial Incentives Improves Wellness Engagement," Chris Goldsmith and Michael Vittoria (MaineHealth), Workspan, October 2013
  • "Reducing Suboptimal Employee Decisions Can Build the Business Case for Employee Benefits," Christopher Goldsmith and Steven F. Cyboran, Benefits Quarterly, First Quarter 2013
  • "Using Behavioral Economics to Encourage Employees to Make Better Decisions about their 401(k) Plans," Christopher Goldsmith and Stewart Lawrence, Sibson Perspectives, December 2012
  • “Choice Architecture Can Help Build a Healthy Enterprise,” Christopher Goldsmith and Steven F. Cyboran, Sibson Perspectives, April 2012

Contact Christopher

The information you provide will not be shared with anyone outside Segal.

Leadership

Christopher Goldsmith

Vice President, Cleveland

Christopher Goldsmith

Contact Christopher

The information you provide will not be shared with anyone outside Segal.

Mr. Goldsmith is a Vice President, Client Relationship Manager and subject matter expert in total compensation, health and welfare benefits, absence management, population health and applied behavioral economics. He is a member of Segal’s Higher Education Leadership Team, Corporate Market Advisory Group and Wellness Leadership Group. He has more than 30 years of employee benefit and compensation experience. He consults nationally with higher education institutions, private industry, public sector organizations and collectively bargained benefit plans. Mr. Goldsmith lives in Arizona but consults throughout the country.

Mr. Goldsmith’s client work includes consulting with many public and private institutions on:

  • Total compensation competitiveness, salary benchmarking and benefits benchmarking
  • Assessing workforce attitudes and preferences regarding pay and all benefits
  • Evaluating alternative paid leave and absence management arrangements
  • Developing long term strategic plans
  • Developing population health and human wellbeing initiatives
  • Selecting employee benefit plan service organizations
  • Developing consensus among various stakeholder groups having different points of view
  • Total rewards communications and applied behavioral economics

Prior to joining Segal in 2006, Mr. Goldsmith worked at a global human resources consulting firm advising clients on human resources strategy, total compensation, flexible benefits and health benefits issues. He began his career in the consulting field specializing in healthcare cost containment and managed care arrangements.

Mr. Goldsmith graduated from the University of Southern California with a BA in Psychology. He has earned several professional designations, including Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) and Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS). He is past President of the Northeast Ohio Chapter of the International Society of Certified Employee Benefits Specialists.

Mr. Goldsmith frequently serves as an expert speaker and author on a variety of topics. Recent speeches and publications include:

  • “Targeting Talent: How Benefits Can Help Attract and Retain High Value Faculty and Staff,” CUPA-HR South Carolina and Kentucky Chapters, September 2019
  • “Targeting Talent: How Benefits Can Help Attract and Retain High-Value Faculty and Staff,” CUPA-HR Southern Region, April 2019
  • “HR’s Role in Complex Change: Engage and Involve with Liberating Structures,” Arkansas CUPA-HR Conference, April 2019
  • “Developing Strategic Plans for Employee Benefits,” Council on Employee Benefits, New York Area Regional Meeting, August 2018
  • “Developing an Overarching Benefits Strategy,” Council on Employee Benefits, May 2018
  • “Healthcare Issues in Collective Bargaining,” NPELRA, April 2018
  • “Behavioral Economics,” Southern California CUPA-HR Conference, October 2017
  • “Your Well-being Matters,” Missouri Public Employer Labor Relations Association and Illinois Public Employer Labor Relations Association, October 2017
  • “Healthcare Issues in Bargaining and Fact Finding; Preparation and Alternatives,” Ohio State Employee Relations Board Conference, August 11, 2017
  • “Your Well-being Matters!” NPELRA Annual Training Conference, April 2017
  • ”Improving Healthy Campus Competencies Within and Beyond HR,” CUPA-HR Annual Conference and Expo, September 2016
  • “Effectively Implementing Defined Contribution Health Care at Point of Need,” Council on Employee Benefits, April 2015
  • “Improve Your Workforce Retirement Readiness with Behavioral Economic Techniques,” Human Resource Leadership Forum, April 2015
  • "Using Nudges to Foster a Healthier Campus: Insights from Behavioral Economics,” Partnership for a Healthier America, February 2015
  • “Behavioral Economics and Employee Health,” The 12th Annual Made in America Taft-Hartley Benefits Summit, January 19, 2015
  • “Behavioral Economics and Benefits: Engineering the Retirement Choices for Employers and Employees,” Employee Benefits Research Institute (EBRI) Policy Forum, Washington, DC, December 2014
  • “Behavioral Economics,” Blue Sky Pension Forum, Toronto, ON, October 2014
  • “Beyond the 401(k) Automatic Enrollment in Welfare Benefit Plans,” Academy of Behavioral Finance & Economics, September 2014
  • “Creating a Faculty & Staff Value Proposition,” Arkansas CUPA-HR Conference,
    June 2014
  • “Enhancing Engagement with Behavioral Economics,” Society of Higher Education Human Resource Executives, Tucson, AZ, April 2014
  • “Health Vision 2020,” Council on Employee Benefits, April 2014
  • “Behavioral Finance and Investing,” SRC Research & Educational Summit, October 2013
  • “Applied Behavioral Economics Works on Wellness,” ASHHRA Annual Conference, September 2013
  • “Applied Behavioral Economics Works on Wellness,” WorldatWork Annual Conference, May 2013
  • “Applied Behavioral Economics,” Council on Employee Benefits, April 2013
  • “Improving Population Health through a Healthy Campus Approach,” Employers Health Coalition, October 2012
  • “Enhancing Healthy Campus Efforts with Applied Behavioral Economics and Better Choice Architecture,” EACUBO Annual Meeting, October 2012
  • “Applying Behavioral Economics to Improve Healthy Campus Initiatives,” Indiana, Oklahoma and Rocky Mountain CUPA Chapters, April, May and June 2012, respectively
  • “What Does the Future Hold? The Outlook for Academic Medical Centers, Their Parent Universities and General Industry,” Christopher Goldsmith, Sibson Perspectives, April 2016
  • "A Place for Paid Time Off in Higher Education," Christopher Goldsmith, HR Horizons, November 2014
  • "Applying Behavioral Economics to Pay for Performance,” Christopher Goldsmith, Compensation Focus, October 2014
  • "How 'Choice Architecture' Can Strengthen Defined Contribution Plans," Christopher Goldsmith and Randy Carter, Sibson Spotlight, November 2013
  • "Emphasizing Behavioral Economics Rather Than Financial Incentives Improves Wellness Engagement," Chris Goldsmith and Michael Vittoria (MaineHealth), Workspan, October 2013
  • "Reducing Suboptimal Employee Decisions Can Build the Business Case for Employee Benefits," Christopher Goldsmith and Steven F. Cyboran, Benefits Quarterly, First Quarter 2013
  • "Using Behavioral Economics to Encourage Employees to Make Better Decisions about their 401(k) Plans," Christopher Goldsmith and Stewart Lawrence, Sibson Perspectives, December 2012
  • “Choice Architecture Can Help Build a Healthy Enterprise,” Christopher Goldsmith and Steven F. Cyboran, Sibson Perspectives, April 2012

Leadership

Christopher Goldsmith

Vice President, Cleveland

Christopher Goldsmith

Contact Christopher

The information you provide will not be shared with anyone outside Segal.

Mr. Goldsmith is a Vice President, Client Relationship Manager and subject matter expert in total compensation, health and welfare benefits, absence management, population health and applied behavioral economics. He is a member of Segal’s Higher Education Leadership Team, Corporate Market Advisory Group and Wellness Leadership Group. He has more than 30 years of employee benefit and compensation experience. He consults nationally with higher education institutions, private industry, public sector organizations and collectively bargained benefit plans. Mr. Goldsmith lives in Arizona but consults throughout the country.

Mr. Goldsmith’s client work includes consulting with many public and private institutions on:

  • Total compensation competitiveness, salary benchmarking and benefits benchmarking
  • Assessing workforce attitudes and preferences regarding pay and all benefits
  • Evaluating alternative paid leave and absence management arrangements
  • Developing long term strategic plans
  • Developing population health and human wellbeing initiatives
  • Selecting employee benefit plan service organizations
  • Developing consensus among various stakeholder groups having different points of view
  • Total rewards communications and applied behavioral economics

Prior to joining Segal in 2006, Mr. Goldsmith worked at a global human resources consulting firm advising clients on human resources strategy, total compensation, flexible benefits and health benefits issues. He began his career in the consulting field specializing in healthcare cost containment and managed care arrangements.

Mr. Goldsmith graduated from the University of Southern California with a BA in Psychology. He has earned several professional designations, including Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) and Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS). He is past President of the Northeast Ohio Chapter of the International Society of Certified Employee Benefits Specialists.

Mr. Goldsmith frequently serves as an expert speaker and author on a variety of topics. Recent speeches and publications include:

  • “Targeting Talent: How Benefits Can Help Attract and Retain High Value Faculty and Staff,” CUPA-HR South Carolina and Kentucky Chapters, September 2019
  • “Targeting Talent: How Benefits Can Help Attract and Retain High-Value Faculty and Staff,” CUPA-HR Southern Region, April 2019
  • “HR’s Role in Complex Change: Engage and Involve with Liberating Structures,” Arkansas CUPA-HR Conference, April 2019
  • “Developing Strategic Plans for Employee Benefits,” Council on Employee Benefits, New York Area Regional Meeting, August 2018
  • “Developing an Overarching Benefits Strategy,” Council on Employee Benefits, May 2018
  • “Healthcare Issues in Collective Bargaining,” NPELRA, April 2018
  • “Behavioral Economics,” Southern California CUPA-HR Conference, October 2017
  • “Your Well-being Matters,” Missouri Public Employer Labor Relations Association and Illinois Public Employer Labor Relations Association, October 2017
  • “Healthcare Issues in Bargaining and Fact Finding; Preparation and Alternatives,” Ohio State Employee Relations Board Conference, August 11, 2017
  • “Your Well-being Matters!” NPELRA Annual Training Conference, April 2017
  • ”Improving Healthy Campus Competencies Within and Beyond HR,” CUPA-HR Annual Conference and Expo, September 2016
  • “Effectively Implementing Defined Contribution Health Care at Point of Need,” Council on Employee Benefits, April 2015
  • “Improve Your Workforce Retirement Readiness with Behavioral Economic Techniques,” Human Resource Leadership Forum, April 2015
  • "Using Nudges to Foster a Healthier Campus: Insights from Behavioral Economics,” Partnership for a Healthier America, February 2015
  • “Behavioral Economics and Employee Health,” The 12th Annual Made in America Taft-Hartley Benefits Summit, January 19, 2015
  • “Behavioral Economics and Benefits: Engineering the Retirement Choices for Employers and Employees,” Employee Benefits Research Institute (EBRI) Policy Forum, Washington, DC, December 2014
  • “Behavioral Economics,” Blue Sky Pension Forum, Toronto, ON, October 2014
  • “Beyond the 401(k) Automatic Enrollment in Welfare Benefit Plans,” Academy of Behavioral Finance & Economics, September 2014
  • “Creating a Faculty & Staff Value Proposition,” Arkansas CUPA-HR Conference,
    June 2014
  • “Enhancing Engagement with Behavioral Economics,” Society of Higher Education Human Resource Executives, Tucson, AZ, April 2014
  • “Health Vision 2020,” Council on Employee Benefits, April 2014
  • “Behavioral Finance and Investing,” SRC Research & Educational Summit, October 2013
  • “Applied Behavioral Economics Works on Wellness,” ASHHRA Annual Conference, September 2013
  • “Applied Behavioral Economics Works on Wellness,” WorldatWork Annual Conference, May 2013
  • “Applied Behavioral Economics,” Council on Employee Benefits, April 2013
  • “Improving Population Health through a Healthy Campus Approach,” Employers Health Coalition, October 2012
  • “Enhancing Healthy Campus Efforts with Applied Behavioral Economics and Better Choice Architecture,” EACUBO Annual Meeting, October 2012
  • “Applying Behavioral Economics to Improve Healthy Campus Initiatives,” Indiana, Oklahoma and Rocky Mountain CUPA Chapters, April, May and June 2012, respectively
  • “What Does the Future Hold? The Outlook for Academic Medical Centers, Their Parent Universities and General Industry,” Christopher Goldsmith, Sibson Perspectives, April 2016
  • "A Place for Paid Time Off in Higher Education," Christopher Goldsmith, HR Horizons, November 2014
  • "Applying Behavioral Economics to Pay for Performance,” Christopher Goldsmith, Compensation Focus, October 2014
  • "How 'Choice Architecture' Can Strengthen Defined Contribution Plans," Christopher Goldsmith and Randy Carter, Sibson Spotlight, November 2013
  • "Emphasizing Behavioral Economics Rather Than Financial Incentives Improves Wellness Engagement," Chris Goldsmith and Michael Vittoria (MaineHealth), Workspan, October 2013
  • "Reducing Suboptimal Employee Decisions Can Build the Business Case for Employee Benefits," Christopher Goldsmith and Steven F. Cyboran, Benefits Quarterly, First Quarter 2013
  • "Using Behavioral Economics to Encourage Employees to Make Better Decisions about their 401(k) Plans," Christopher Goldsmith and Stewart Lawrence, Sibson Perspectives, December 2012
  • “Choice Architecture Can Help Build a Healthy Enterprise,” Christopher Goldsmith and Steven F. Cyboran, Sibson Perspectives, April 2012

Leadership

Christopher Goldsmith

Christopher Goldsmith

Vice President, Cleveland

Contact Christopher

The information you provide will not be shared with anyone outside Segal.

Mr. Goldsmith is a Vice President, Client Relationship Manager and subject matter expert in total compensation, health and welfare benefits, absence management, population health and applied behavioral economics. He is a member of Segal’s Higher Education Leadership Team, Corporate Market Advisory Group and Wellness Leadership Group. He has more than 30 years of employee benefit and compensation experience. He consults nationally with higher education institutions, private industry, public sector organizations and collectively bargained benefit plans. Mr. Goldsmith lives in Arizona but consults throughout the country.

Mr. Goldsmith’s client work includes consulting with many public and private institutions on:

  • Total compensation competitiveness, salary benchmarking and benefits benchmarking
  • Assessing workforce attitudes and preferences regarding pay and all benefits
  • Evaluating alternative paid leave and absence management arrangements
  • Developing long term strategic plans
  • Developing population health and human wellbeing initiatives
  • Selecting employee benefit plan service organizations
  • Developing consensus among various stakeholder groups having different points of view
  • Total rewards communications and applied behavioral economics

Prior to joining Segal in 2006, Mr. Goldsmith worked at a global human resources consulting firm advising clients on human resources strategy, total compensation, flexible benefits and health benefits issues. He began his career in the consulting field specializing in healthcare cost containment and managed care arrangements.

Mr. Goldsmith graduated from the University of Southern California with a BA in Psychology. He has earned several professional designations, including Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) and Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS). He is past President of the Northeast Ohio Chapter of the International Society of Certified Employee Benefits Specialists.

Mr. Goldsmith frequently serves as an expert speaker and author on a variety of topics. Recent speeches and publications include:

  • “Targeting Talent: How Benefits Can Help Attract and Retain High Value Faculty and Staff,” CUPA-HR South Carolina and Kentucky Chapters, September 2019
  • “Targeting Talent: How Benefits Can Help Attract and Retain High-Value Faculty and Staff,” CUPA-HR Southern Region, April 2019
  • “HR’s Role in Complex Change: Engage and Involve with Liberating Structures,” Arkansas CUPA-HR Conference, April 2019
  • “Developing Strategic Plans for Employee Benefits,” Council on Employee Benefits, New York Area Regional Meeting, August 2018
  • “Developing an Overarching Benefits Strategy,” Council on Employee Benefits, May 2018
  • “Healthcare Issues in Collective Bargaining,” NPELRA, April 2018
  • “Behavioral Economics,” Southern California CUPA-HR Conference, October 2017
  • “Your Well-being Matters,” Missouri Public Employer Labor Relations Association and Illinois Public Employer Labor Relations Association, October 2017
  • “Healthcare Issues in Bargaining and Fact Finding; Preparation and Alternatives,” Ohio State Employee Relations Board Conference, August 11, 2017
  • “Your Well-being Matters!” NPELRA Annual Training Conference, April 2017
  • ”Improving Healthy Campus Competencies Within and Beyond HR,” CUPA-HR Annual Conference and Expo, September 2016
  • “Effectively Implementing Defined Contribution Health Care at Point of Need,” Council on Employee Benefits, April 2015
  • “Improve Your Workforce Retirement Readiness with Behavioral Economic Techniques,” Human Resource Leadership Forum, April 2015
  • "Using Nudges to Foster a Healthier Campus: Insights from Behavioral Economics,” Partnership for a Healthier America, February 2015
  • “Behavioral Economics and Employee Health,” The 12th Annual Made in America Taft-Hartley Benefits Summit, January 19, 2015
  • “Behavioral Economics and Benefits: Engineering the Retirement Choices for Employers and Employees,” Employee Benefits Research Institute (EBRI) Policy Forum, Washington, DC, December 2014
  • “Behavioral Economics,” Blue Sky Pension Forum, Toronto, ON, October 2014
  • “Beyond the 401(k) Automatic Enrollment in Welfare Benefit Plans,” Academy of Behavioral Finance & Economics, September 2014
  • “Creating a Faculty & Staff Value Proposition,” Arkansas CUPA-HR Conference,
    June 2014
  • “Enhancing Engagement with Behavioral Economics,” Society of Higher Education Human Resource Executives, Tucson, AZ, April 2014
  • “Health Vision 2020,” Council on Employee Benefits, April 2014
  • “Behavioral Finance and Investing,” SRC Research & Educational Summit, October 2013
  • “Applied Behavioral Economics Works on Wellness,” ASHHRA Annual Conference, September 2013
  • “Applied Behavioral Economics Works on Wellness,” WorldatWork Annual Conference, May 2013
  • “Applied Behavioral Economics,” Council on Employee Benefits, April 2013
  • “Improving Population Health through a Healthy Campus Approach,” Employers Health Coalition, October 2012
  • “Enhancing Healthy Campus Efforts with Applied Behavioral Economics and Better Choice Architecture,” EACUBO Annual Meeting, October 2012
  • “Applying Behavioral Economics to Improve Healthy Campus Initiatives,” Indiana, Oklahoma and Rocky Mountain CUPA Chapters, April, May and June 2012, respectively
  • “What Does the Future Hold? The Outlook for Academic Medical Centers, Their Parent Universities and General Industry,” Christopher Goldsmith, Sibson Perspectives, April 2016
  • "A Place for Paid Time Off in Higher Education," Christopher Goldsmith, HR Horizons, November 2014
  • "Applying Behavioral Economics to Pay for Performance,” Christopher Goldsmith, Compensation Focus, October 2014
  • "How 'Choice Architecture' Can Strengthen Defined Contribution Plans," Christopher Goldsmith and Randy Carter, Sibson Spotlight, November 2013
  • "Emphasizing Behavioral Economics Rather Than Financial Incentives Improves Wellness Engagement," Chris Goldsmith and Michael Vittoria (MaineHealth), Workspan, October 2013
  • "Reducing Suboptimal Employee Decisions Can Build the Business Case for Employee Benefits," Christopher Goldsmith and Steven F. Cyboran, Benefits Quarterly, First Quarter 2013
  • "Using Behavioral Economics to Encourage Employees to Make Better Decisions about their 401(k) Plans," Christopher Goldsmith and Stewart Lawrence, Sibson Perspectives, December 2012
  • “Choice Architecture Can Help Build a Healthy Enterprise,” Christopher Goldsmith and Steven F. Cyboran, Sibson Perspectives, April 2012