Mr. Strongin is Head of the Global Investment Research (GIR) Division. He has global oversight for the firm's equity, economic, commodity, strategy and credit research. He is a member of the Management Committee, the Firmwide Client and Business Standards Committee (CBSC) and the Steering Committee on Regulatory Reform. He also serves as chair of the GIR CBSC. Mr. Strongin previously served on the Partnership Committee.
Prior to his current role, he was Global Head of Strategy Research and Co-Chief Operating Officer of GIR. Before that, he was Head of Global Portfolio Analysis Research and the Director of Commodities Research. He joined Goldman Sachs in 1994 in Commodities Research and was named Managing Director in 1998 and Partner in 2002.
Mr. Strongin came to Goldman Sachs from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, where he ended a 12-year career as the Director of Monetary Policy Research. Before working at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, he worked for the University of Chicago and PanHeuristics, a California think tank that analyzed military strategy for the Department of Defense and energy policy for the Department of Energy. In addition, he taught international finance and monetary theory at the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management and at DePaul University. He has published in a wide range of fields, including monetary theory, finance, econometrics and industrial organization.
He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Cahn Fellows Program, the Advisory Board to the RAND Center for Corporate Ethics and Governance, and the Visiting Committee of the University of Chicago.