As CEO of Patrick Properties Hospitality Group, Randall Goldman has for two decades carried out the vision of lovingly restoring Charleston’s most historic properties, shaping distressed heirlooms into national monuments of preservation and valuable generators of revenue for the surrounding community.
Goldman cofounded PPHG as managing partner. Motivated by a deep passion for conservancy and keen grasp of business investments, his foresight guided the acquisition of the company’s four historic Charleston venues – including three properties in the heart of Upper King Street. The meticulous transformation of the American Theater, Fish Restaurant and William Aiken House has proven instrumental in revitalizing a wave of new business and development currently changing the face of this downtown neighborhood.
This commitment to local service is at the heart of Goldman’s leadership. The company was awarded the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s National Preservation Award in 2002, a significant milestone as first privately held company to receive the honor in the state of South Carolina. The distinction recognizes significant contribution to historic preservation and sustaining the economic, environmental and cultural heritage of the community.
With the addition of Lowndes Grove Plantation, Patrick Properties Hospitality Group today hosts more than 500 events with a total of nearly 60,000 guests annually. The company has also grown from a staff of 11 to more than 120 full-time employees under his direction.
Among a long list of civic involvement and charitable outreach, Goldman is a current member of the James Beard Foundation National Advisory Board, immediate past chair of the Board of Directors for Charleston Wine + Food Festival and member of the Board for both South Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association and Greater Charleston Restaurant Association. Randall is also immediate past chair of the Hospitality & Tourism Management School at the College of Charleston. He sat on the Board of Directors for the South Carolina Aquarium from 2010-2015, and acts as past chair of the Local Development Corporation – a privately funded micro-lending agency that provides gap loans to small local businesses. Goldman also serves as co-chair of the Charleston Police Fund and is an Honorary Commander of the Joint Base Charleston. Most recently, he was named a fellow for the National Security Forum hosted by the USAF Air War College.