David A. Viniar

Director Since: January 2013

Goldman Sachs Committees: Risk
Other Current U.S.-listed Public Company Directorships: Square, Inc.
Other U.S.-listed Public Company Directorships within past 5 years: None

Key Experience and Qualifications

  • Financial industry, in particular risk management and regulatory affairs: Over 30 years of experience in various roles at Goldman Sachs, as well as service as the lead independent director and chair of the audit and risk committee of Square, Inc., provides valuable perspective to our Board
  • Insight into our firm’s financial reporting, controls and risk management: As our former CFO, able to provide insights about our risks to our Board and committees
  • Capital management processes and assessments: Experience gained through serving as our CFO for over 10 years

Career Highlights

  • Goldman Sachs
    • Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (May 1999 - January 2013)
    • Head of Operations, Technology, Finance and Services Division (December 2002 - January 2013)
    • Head of the Finance Division and Co-Head of Credit Risk Management and Advisory and Firmwide Risk (December 2001 - December 2002)
    • Co-Head of Operations, Finance and Resources (March 1999 - December 2001)

Other Professional Experience and Community Involvement

  • Co-Vice Chairman, Board of Directors, Garden of Dreams Foundation
  • Former Trustee, Union College


  • Graduate of Union College and Harvard Business School