Steve Goldberg
Research Vice President, HR Technology and Workforce Strategies

Steve Goldberg is Research Vice President, HR Technology and Workforce Strategies at HfS Research. Steve brings to HfS a unique combination of insights and experiences from his 30 years in very diverse senior roles in the HR Technology domain.


Steve’s previous roles include leading HRIS and Talent Management functions at investment banks in the US and Europe, heading up HCM Product Strategy and serving as primary spokesperson at PeopleSoft, co-founding a boutique HR Software company, operating as VP HR-M&A and HR Shared Services at renowned industry consolidator Wayne Huizenga’s corporate center, and even a stint as a principal industry analyst at Bersin & Associates.


In recent years, Steve’s HR Technology and Change Management advisory practice has been engaged by over 30 solution vendors around the globe, and some prestigious corporate HR clients in the US. He’s also delivered dozens of compelling white papers, webinars and feature talks as part of the thought leadership services he’s provided to his vendor clients.

Steve’s thought-provoking, but in true HfS fashion — “keeping it real and making it actionable” — research agenda is shaped by his experiences, his close collaboration with HfS colleagues, and his tireless commitment to knowing what keeps both buyers/end-customers and solution providers up at night. He is a proven industry influencer who enjoys being influenced just as much.

Specific focus areas of Steve’s HfS research will include the relationship between As-a-Service themes and HR Technology themes, leveraging change management and other value drivers in deploying HR Technology. Steve will also focus on the changing face of HR Outsourcing (multi-tower and specifically RPO), best practices relative to people analytic roadmaps, frameworks for defining what global or vertical solutions really mean, and the true sources of product differentiation in the HR Technology landscape. 

Steve holds a BBA in Industrial Psychology and an MBA in Human Resource Management. Outside of the work that he remains supremely passionate about, Steve plays blues piano (taught himself at age 17) and does volunteer work in correctional institutions, something he’s been doing for more than 10 years.