Saturday, March 22, 2008

David Viniar

Goldman Sachs



David A. Viniar has been Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Goldman Sachs Group Inc., since May 1999.

Mr. Viniar has been the Head of Operations, Technology and Finance Division of Goldman Sachs Group Inc., since December 2002.

He serves as Managing Director of Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

Mr. Viniar served as Managing Director and Member of global management committee of The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. He served as Head of the Finance Division and Co-Head of Credit Risk Management and Advisory and Firmwide Risk of Goldman Sachs Group Inc., from December 2001 to December 2002. He was Co-Head of Operations, Finance and Resources from March 1999 to December 2001.
He was Chief Financial Officer of Goldman Sachs Group, LP from March 1999 to May 1999.
From July 1998 to March 1999, he served as Deputy Chief Financial Officer and from 1994 to July 1998, he was Head of Finance, with responsibility for Controllers and Treasury.

From 1992 to 1994, Mr. Viniar was Head of Treasury and prior to that was in the Structured Finance Department of Investment Banking. Mr. Viniaris a member of the Board of Trustees of the Financial Accounting Foundation.

Viniar on risk management [in 2001]

Over the past three years, the Goldman Sachs CFO has developed enhanced assessment models and instituted additional checks and balances. Such meticulous attention to detail earned the 45-year-old finance chief the 2001 CFO Excellence Award for Risk Management. And although Viniar dubs risk management a team effort, he is quick to note that the buck stops with him. "It is my responsibility to know what is going on everywhere in the firm," he says. "If [CEO] Hank Paulson wants to know what our risk is in any area, he shouldn't have to make 10 calls; he should call me."

Lessons from the top cop of risk

September 2007 results announcement

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