Kit Goldsbury is the Chairman of Silver Ventures, a San Antonio-based private investment company. Prior to founding Silver Ventures, Goldsbury was Chairman/CEO of Pace Foods, Inc., makers of Pace Picante Sauce. Goldsbury joined Pace Foods in 1969 and, after holding positions in both production and sales, was named President in 1979. Pace Foods was sold to Campbell Soup Company in January 1995.
After the sale of Pace Foods to the Campbell Soup Company, Kit Goldsbury founded Silver Ventures. Silver Ventures purchased the historic Pearl Brewery property in 2002 three years after operations at the brewery were halted by parent company Pabst. In the 22-acre property, Kit saw the potential to revitalize the neighborhood and the Northern Reach of San Antonio River, the preservation and revitalization of important historic buildings and creation of a vibrant culinary village focused on celebrating our South Texas and Northern Mexican foodways. Over the last 19 years, Pearl has evolved from a derelict and abandoned industrial site to bustling neighborhood home to chef driven restaurants, independently operated shops, residences, year-round farmers market, the addition of 400+ native tree plantings in the 4+ acres of public space, and the nationally recognized Hotel Emma, a five-star designated hotel.
Kit Goldsbury partnered with The Culinary Institute of America and the college opened its third campus at Pearl. Kit Goldsbury created the El Sueño Scholarship. Through its education programs and research initiatives, the college's San Antonio campus is committed to raising the profile of Latin cuisines and culinary techniques, and promoting diversity in the foodservice and hospitality industry, providing greater opportunities to Latino Chefs to work their way into leadership positions.
A San Antonio native and graduate of Trinity University, Kit Goldsbury has been a part of Chief Executives Organization, World Presidents Organization, and is an integral part of the restoration of the historic Pearl Brewery.