CommNexus and the Nurture of Technological Industry in San Diego

Burton Goldfield, president and CEO of TriNet, is committed to excellence and growth in the local business community. Burton Goldfield serves as a board director of CommNexus, a non-profit organization which strives to increase the expansion and success of technological industry in the San Diego area.

CommNexus, founded in 1998, offers a variety of programs designed to develop businesses and give them access to capital and talent within the technology community. Some programs are focused on helping people to network and establish business relationships, while others offer free assistance to struggling companies. One of CommNexus’s most valuable services is a job-finding website which posts available positions in the tech industry local to San Diego. JobNexus was designed with the purpose of attracting skilled workers to the area and keeping San Diego’s “best and brightest” from moving to other markets. CommNexus relies on sponsorship from community members and local industry businesses to maintain their services.


Three Challenges Facing a Leadership Professional

Burton Goldfield is the CEO of TriNet, for which he was named Most Admired CEO by the San Francisco Business Times. In his work with TriNet, Burton Goldfield faces daily challenges to provide leadership to the full-service human resources firm.

1. A leader must earn the respect and trust of his employees to open the channels of communication and to facilitate a more productive, cohesive work environment.
2. As a leader, one is often responsible for making the tough decisions and must do so by balancing the best interests of his company, clients, and employees.
3. A professional’s resilience, flexibility, and ability to learn from experiences will be tested routinely in leadership roles as industries grow and change.

By keeping challenges in mind and staying apprised of one’s responsibilities, leadership professionals are able to meet the demands of their positions head-on.

Burton Goldfield: SFJAZZ

The former Vice President of Worldwide Sales for the Rational Software division of IBM Corporation, Burton Goldfield currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of TriNet Group, Inc. As its leader, Goldfield has contributed to its success even during the recent economic crisis. In charitable matters, Burton Goldfield supports SFJAZZ.

Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2013, SFJAZZ provides the San Francisco Bay Area with some of the nation’s best music. With a mission of jazz creation, education, and preservation, this group fosters an appreciation for the genre in listeners around the world. Considering the style a living art form, SFJAZZ produces more than 100 performances every year, and nearly half of the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters have played for its audiences. Moreover, it teaches young musicians about the art form with programs such as Jazz in the Middle, SFJAZZ High School All-Stars, and Discover Jazz.

Visitors to can read more about its events. The site’s jazz calendar lists upcoming concerts and ways to purchase tickets. Alternatively, browsers can check tour dates for the SFJAZZ Collective, the organization’s resident ensemble that entertains at facilities around the country. People coming from out of town to appreciate the offerings of SFJAZZ can also obtain data on nearby lodging and dining options.