David Viniar

Lead Director

Director Since: January 2013

Goldman Sachs Committees: Governance (Chair), Ex-officio member: Audit, Compensation, Public Responsibilities, Risk
Other Current U.S.-listed Public Company Directorships: None
Other U.S.-listed Public Company Directorships within past 5 years: Square, Inc.

Key Experience and Qualifications

  • Strong financial industry leader: With over 10 years of service on our Board, including as Chair of the Risk Committee, as well as service as the former lead independent director and chair of the audit and risk committee of Square, Inc. (a global technology company), he provides valuable perspective to our Board and is well positioned to lead our Board as Independent Lead Director
  • Deep financial acumen and risk and regulatory expertise: Able to provide insights about our firm’s risks to our Board and committees and, where necessary, to challenge management with respect thereto
  • Leadership and governance: Well-respected industry leader with experience with stakeholder engagement as well as experience serving as a lead director of Square, Inc.

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