Along with its quarterly earnings report, banking giant Goldman Sachs (GS) today announced the appointment of its new CEO David Solomon. But Solomon is not the boring austere banker that you would otherwise encounter in a board meeting. Solomon is a part-time electronic dance DJ, who mixes tracks to create peppy numbers at Miami and New York clubs. Here, he goes by the name D-Sol.
The 56-year-old, who will be replacing Lloyd Blankfein with effect from October 1, has earlier stated that he started off spinning records as a hobby. Now, however, he does it for fun. The DJ-banker is known for his love for parties, and his social media profiles are loaded with party invites and images of him grooving behind the deck.
He had recently launched his first single record “Don’t Stop,” for which he currently receives more than 4250,000 plays a month on Spotify, according to Verdict.
As per media reports, Solomon is also a passionate wine collector, besides being a banking executive with a positive approach towards digital currencies. It may be recalled that Goldman Sachs was first major financial services firm to allow regulated trade of Bitcoin futures earlier in May. Solomon, who was then the COO of the firm, had stated that the investment bank was exploring additional ways of cryptocurrency trade.
Solomon joined Goldman Sachs in late 1990s, gradually working his way up. He has a degree in Political Science and Government from New York’s Hamilton College and has previously worked in Bear Stearns and the now-defunct Drexel Burnham.