President and COO, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
Monday, April 26, 2021
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John Waldron is president and chief operating officer of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. He is a member of the Goldman Sachs Management Committee and chair of the Firmwide Client and Business Standards Committee and Firmwide Reputational Risk Committee.
Previously, John was co-head of the Investment Banking Division (IBD) from 2014 to 2018. Prior to that, he was global head of Investment Banking Services (IBS)/Client Coverage for IBD and had oversight of the IBS Leadership Group, a group he founded in 2010. Earlier in his career, he was global co-head of the Financial Sponsors Group from 2007 to 2009, co-head of Leveraged Finance from 2005 to 2007 and co-head of the Media and Entertainment Group in IBD from 2002 to 2005. John joined Goldman Sachs in 2000 and was named managing director in 2001 and partner in 2002.
John is a member of the Executive Committee of the Institute of International Finance, a member of the International Advisory Council of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, a member of the US-China Business Council and a member of the International Advisory Panel of the Monetary Authority of Singapore.
In addition, John is a member of the Board of Directors of the Cleveland Clinic, a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City and a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees and chairman of the Trustees Committee of The Lawrenceville School. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York, a member of the National Advisory Board of Youth, I.N.C., as well as a member of the Advisory Board of Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
John graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Middlebury College with a BA in English in 1992.