Martin Chavez is the Chief Information Officer for Goldman Sachs. He is responsible for the Technology Division and has joint responsibility with divisional leadership for the firm’s global strategists. He is a member of the Management Committee and the Steering Committee on Regulatory Reform, as well as Co-Chair of the Firmwide Technology Risk Committee and the Americas Diversity Committee. Mr. Chavez is also a member of the Firmwide Hispanic/Latino Network and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Network.
Mr. Chavez first joined Goldman Sachs in 1993 in the J. Aron Currency and Commodities Division, where he was a Senior Energy Strat until 1997. He returned to the firm as a Managing Director in IBD Strats in 2005. Prior to assuming his current role, Mr. Chavez was Global Co-Chief Operating Officer of the Equities Franchise and before that he was Global Co-Head of Securities Division Strats. He was named Partner in 2006.
Prior to first joining the firm, Mr. Chavez was Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Quorum Software Systems from 1989 to 1993. From 1997 to 2000, he was Global Head of Energy Derivatives at Credit Suisse Financial Products. In 2000, he co-founded Kiodex, Inc. and was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer until 2004.
Mr. Chavez serves on the Board of Trustees of amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, the Board of Directors of Friends of the High Line, the Advisory Board of the Icahn Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology at Mount Sinai, and the Campaign Advisory Group of the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Previously, he served as the Chairman of the Finance Committee, a member of the Audit and Ethics Committee, and a member of the Board of Directors of PNM Resources, Inc. from 2001 to 2005.