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Marc Goldstein

Head of U.S. Research

Marc Goldstein is Head of U.S. Research with responsibility for ensuring high-quality and timely analyses for ISS clients with exposure to the U.S. equity market.

Over a tenure spanning two decades, Marc has held various roles within the research organization, including most recently as Head of the U.S. Energy & Industrial sector. Marc also served as Head of ISS’ Policy Steering Committee where he was responsible for ISS’ benchmark voting policy development process, coordinating activities of the ISS Policy Board and managing the global policy interpretation group. Prior to that, Marc coordinated engagement between ISS research analysts and external constituents, including corporations, shareholder resolution proponents, and business organizations. A fluent Japanese speaker, Marc served as ISS’ Head of Japan Research, based in Tokyo, before joining the U.S. Research team.

Marc is a frequent commentator on governance, shareholder activism, issuer-shareholder engagement, and related matters with appearances before audiences at academic and trade conferences. He is widely quoted in the business media on the rights of shareholders at U.S. companies and other topics affecting the corporate governance landscape.

Marc holds a MA in Economics from the University of Maryland and JD from the University of Michigan Law School.

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