This week, Danny chats with Mark Golden, the CEO and Co-founder of Golden Artist Colors.
Mark began the company in 1980 with 4 employees, his father Sam Golden, mother Adele and wife Barbara. Originating in a cow barn on his parents’ retirement home in rural Columbus, NY, the company made and delivered custom paint colors for artists in Manhattan. GOLDEN’s staff of full-time Employee Owners is now 250, with facilities in Columbus as well as Norwich, NY. GOLDEN sells its products in over 60 countries.
In 1997, Mark and his family began The Sam & Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts to honor their parents. Its mission is to be a significant resource for visual artists. Over the next 14 years, the Foundation donated to numerous artists and art organizations. In 2010, the Foundation began constructing the Golden Residence, a 10,000-square-foot living and work space for invited artists which opened in 2012.