Philip Goldman founded Maestral in 2008 with partners Cassie Landers, David Tobis, and Rosemary McCreery. Maestral’s founding project was to develop a Global Toolkit to Map and Assess Child Protection Systems. President Philip Goldman and Partner Cassie Landers remain with the Maestral team.
Maestral is governed by a Management Group made up of five Senior Associates. The Management Group supports Maestral’s President in setting and overseeing the organization’s policies, organizational development, strategic priorities, and human resources. The Management Group also engages at the project level to support teams and ensure effective quality assurance mechanisms are in place.
Maestral’s advisors possess a wide range of educational and professional backgrounds drawn from every region of the world. They are trusted advisors to governments, development agencies, donors, community leaders and nongovernmental organizations. Each member of Maestral’s team is driven by our organizational mission to secure a better life for children—bringing experience, passion and integrity to the work of our clients with a laser focus on results.
Maestral is supported by a staff headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, who support the organizational operations, program support, business development, and administrative tasks.