With almost 15 years of experience in both the public and private sectors, Goldfeder has joined Cross River to lead the growing government affairs department. Goldfeder began his career in public service as a community liaison for the New York City Council. This soon led to a position as a Borough Director for the Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit under Michael Bloomberg. His ability to unite disparate interest groups caught the attention of New York Senator Charles E. Schumer, who hired him as his Director of Intergovernmental Affairs. In this role, Goldfeder collaborated with other elected officials, financial institutions, and community organizations to advance new initiatives in transportation, immigration, and healthcare.
In September of 2011, Goldfeder was elected to represent the 23rd District in the New York State Assembly, which encompasses southern Queens and Rockaway. After most of his district was devastated during Superstorm Sandy, Goldfeder spearheaded relief efforts and was considered a champion of the recovery. He served on several legislative committees and authored bills to address banking, insurance, and tax issues in the wake of the storm’s devastation.
In conjunction with Boston University and others, in 2016, Goldfeder led a successful effort to host the first annual Marketplace Lending Summit in Washington, D.C. and was a leading voice in forming the Online Lenders Policy Institute. He received his degree in Political Science from Brooklyn College.