Jarrod Goldsmith is a Canadian small business community builder and is a candidate for City Council in Orléans, Ottawa, Ontario.
Jarrod is recognized not only as the region’s premiere champion for fostering a stronger startup and small business community, but has also embraced and become the embodiment of the entrepreneurial spirit. As an active member of all regional Chambers of Commerce in the Ottawa, Ontario, Canada area, he is one of the region’s best known connectors.
Jarrod is an in-demand speaker who offers inspiration (and practical) knowledge to help others achieve their dream of entrepreneurship. He has been featured in hundreds of television, video and audio segments, as well as having articles published in newspapers, magazines and on-line forums promoting and motivating the entrepreneur community.
Jarrod’s passion for music, organizational abilities, public relation and leadership skills make for a perfect combination in creating not only Sax Appeal (Canada’s Premier Saxophone Ensemble), but also eSAX (The Entrepreneur Social Advantage Experience); an entrepreneur networking community for #smallbusiness to create connections, gain knowledge and promote collaboration among regional Chambers of Commerce. #eSAX events are held every 3 months (January, April, July and October) originally to coincide with the Ontario Self-Employment Benefits Program.
As an additional way to help encourage, promote and offer greater assistance to aspiring entrepreneurs about networking, Jarrod also hosts a YouTube video series titled ‘Ask the Fedora’.
Jarrod is an extremely enthusiastic and dedicated communications professional. He regularly hosts workshops and seminars for students, startups, small business and community groups on the value of developing lasting professional relationships.
Originally from Montreal, Jarrod has been playing the saxophone since 1986. He earned a BA from McGill University and obtained a Masters degree from the University of Alberta in Anthropology.
He has lived in Ottawa since 2002, moved to Blackburn Hamlet from 2004 – 2006 and bought a house in Queenswood Heights in Orléans, Ottawa in 2006.