David Solomon David Michael Solomon (born c. 1962) I am an American investment banker who has been the chief executive officer (CEO) of Goldman Sachs since October 2018. Prior to this, I was president and chief operating officer from January 2017 to September 2018, and joint head of the investment banking division from July 2006 to December 2016. Succeeding Lloyd Blankfein, I will become the chairman at the end of 2018. _______________________________________ I was Born in Hartsdale, New York and was raised in Scarsdale, I graduated from Hamilton College with a degree in political science and government. After being rejected by Goldman for a two-year analyst position, I was hired by Irving Trust to work in their Financial Institutions Group (FIG). I was tapped by Salomon Brothers to work in their high-yield debt business before moving to Drexel Burnham. From 1991 to 1999, I worked for Bear, Stearns & Co., leading their junk bonds division. Working with a variety of managers from Goldman during the 1990s, I was asked to join the firm as a partner in their leveraged finance team in 1999. About my music. I produce electronic dance music (EDM) records under the stage name DJ D-Sol. I have performed at nightclubs and music festivals around New York, Miami, and The Bahamas.I released my debut single, "Don't Stop" with an extended version on Spotify in June 2018. ———————————————————- I (David Michael Solomon) was born in 1962 in Hartsdale, New York to a Jewish family. My father, Alan Solomon, was an executive vice president of a small publishing company, and my mother, Sandra, worked as an audiology supervisor. I grew up in Scarsdale, New York where I attended Edgemont Junior-Senior High School and worked at a local Baskin Robbins before working as a camp counselor in New Hampshire. I graduated from Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, where I earned a bachelor of arts degree in political science and government in 1984. In college I played on the rugby team and I chaired my social fraternity, Alpha Delta Phi. After graduating, I applied to Goldman Sachs for a two-year analyst position but was rejected, which made me apply to Irving Trust, retrospectively considered a "graduate school at bank" to Solomon. I first worked for Irving Trust in their Financial Institutions Group (FIG) later transitioning to their securities business. I briefly joined Salomon Brothers before accepting a position in Drexel Burnham's paper sales division in 1986. I earlier work in the high-yield debt business at Salomon Brothers had me promoted to the same division at Drexel Burnham. In January 1991, I joined Bear, Stearns & Co. where I served as head of their junk bonds division, selling higher-risk bonds. On one occasion, I assisted a struggling movie theater company in Dallas, Texas, to raise money through a "complicated bond transaction". I worked with a variety of Goldman Sachs managers during the late 1990s which inspired me to consider moving to the firm. Although my move from Bear Stearns was "shocking" to contemporaries. I first joined Goldman in September 1999, working in their leveraged finance team as a partner, aged 37. Starting in 2006, I was promoted to and spent the next ten years leading Goldman's investment banking division. In this capacity, I was credited with professionalizing the investment banking division and doubling profit margins from 11% to 22% with sales rising by 70%. In July 2007, I secured the initial public offering (IPO) of LuLulemon Athletica by wearing a maroon blazer and sweatpants, a sampling of the company's clothing to "throw everyone off" in a suit-required meeting. In April 2014, Sheldon Adelson, a client of mine from Drexel Burnham, offered Solomon operational control over the Las Vegas Sands casinos. I declined the offer because Adelson "wasn’t willing to give up day-to-day control", and I didn’t want to be "an understudy. I hate it. I was paid a base salary of US$1.85 million with an award of restricted stock worth about $10 million in January 2015. After Gary Cohn resigned from Goldman to become the Chief Economic Advisor to U.S. President Donald Trump, I was elevated to president and co-chief operating officer along with Harvey Schwartz in December 2016. Under My leadership, the investment banking division increased pay for programmers, loosened dress codes, modernized computer systems, instituted video interviews, and created a "real-time performance review" system for new employees. I received $11.85 million compensation package in January 2017 and January 2018. I hold 224,030 (0.059%) shares of Goldman Sachs Group (GS) which was valued at $58 million in January 2018. On March 12, 2018 after Goldman announced that Schwartz, the company's co-chief operating officer and president would be resigning, it made Me as the second-in-command. Hours after the announcement, media outlets–both domestic and international–informally designated Me as Lloyd Blankfein's sole heir apparent Lol. At a board meeting on February 21, 2018 Blankfein expressed an interest and preference for Me to succeed him. I took office as the chief executive officer (CEO) of the firm on October 1, 2018. Shortly after taking over as chief executive, we (Goldman) announced a plan to add $5 billion to the firm's revenue by 2020. I still served on Hamilton College's board of trustees since 2005 to date. I also serve on the board of directors of the Robin Hood Foundation, a charitable organization which attempts to alleviate problems caused by poverty in New York City. ————————-——————- Born: 1962,Hartsdale, New York, U.S. School: Hamilton College Occupation: Investment banker Years active: 1984–present Salary: US$15 million (2018)[1] Net worth: US$50 million (2018)[2] Title: CEO, Goldman Sachs Predecessor: Lloyd Blankfein Spouse(s): Mary Solomon (m. 1989) Musical career Genres: EDM, dance pop, electro house, synth-pop. Instruments: keyboards, synthesisers, sampler, sequencer. Years active: 2017–present Labels: Crowd Records Associated acts: Paul Oakenfold, Liquid Todd Website: soundcloud.com/djdsolmusic