Steven Golden


An accomplished accounting professional with a deep understanding of ESOP tax optimization, Steven Golden was a longtime consultant on CSG-led transactions. Today, as a member of CSG’s investment banking team, he directly advises middle market companies on a range of employee ownership strategies.

Formerly a Managing Director at CBIZ MHM, Steven held a number of leadership roles while working with high net worth individuals, closely-held businesses, and publicly-traded firms. In over 25 years at CBIZ, he established himself as an authority on insolvency matters, estate planning, and employee stock ownership plans. A member of American Institute of CPAs, Steven has lent his expertise to law firms as both a tax consultant and as an expert witness.

Despite formally joining CSG in 2022, his ties to the firm run deep. A former colleague of CSG’s founder, Lawrence Kaplan, Steven consulted on some of the ESOP advisor’s earliest transactions. 

A native of Buffalo, New York, also Steven has deep ties to southern California’s business and accounting communities. He currently hails from Las Vegas.

Steven is a licensed CPA in New York State.


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BA, Binghamton University
JD, University at Buffalo