Jordana Executive Director/Vice President, eCommunications Global Compliance division, Salt Lake City
Something else that is unique to Goldman is the devotion to the team and the ability to check one’s ego at the door.
I work in the Global Compliance division of Goldman Sachs, specifically in E-Communications Compliance. At its most fundamental level, the Compliance division advises specific business units on how to comply with the rules and regulations that govern our industry.
As the global co-head of the E-Communications Surveillance group, I work closely with my team across the world, spanning from Salt Lake City, through New York and Hong Kong, to Tokyo. We stay on the pulse of market and firm events to identify and mitigate risk and monitor the firm’s communications
My main task is to set and review the strategic vision of the E-Communications team with my co-head. We work closely with our divisional counterparts to assess where risk lies and ensure we have processes in place to mitigate those risks. Developing the team in Salt Lake City has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my career. As a result of my day-to-day responsibilities, I continue to grow and develop my career while always learning from others.
I joined the firm five years ago as an analyst and was later promoted to a vice president. Shortly after that promotion I was given the opportunity to move to Salt Lake City and develop and lead a new branch of the E-Communications team. A few months after making that move, I was named global co-head of the team and my responsibilities expanded accordingly. As the employment opportunities grow in the Salt Lake City office, so does my coverage and I appreciate the opportunities to learn about additional areas of the firm.
Almost immediately after joining, I realized that Goldman Sachs has a culture of its own. The people are intelligent, personable, dedicated, and diverse. There is a common goal of productivity among these high achievers. Something else that is unique to Goldman is the devotion to the team and the ability to check one’s ego at the door.
There is a saying here that the reward for good work is more work. Once you prove yourself in one area, another opportunity appears and you are granted greater exposure through increased responsibilities.
After college, I decided to get my masters degree in Social Work. While I couldn’t have known then that I’d end up at Goldman Sachs, it doesn’t come as a surprise. There are so many opportunities here for all types of backgrounds. Growth and movement are encouraged and there is so much more to Goldman Sachs than investment banking.
I would advise anyone interested in a career in finance to learn about the various careers that can be crafted at a financial institution. There is a place for all skill sets here.