Former Amazon Executive is Nabbed for Goldman Sachs Top Technology Role

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CNBC has reported that former Amazon Web Services (AWS) executive Marco Agenti, has been picked by Goldman Sachs to be a partner and co-chief information officer. Agenti was the VP at AWS for six years.

According to an internal memo that was seen by CNBC, Goldman Sachs is also adding Atte Lahtiranta, who was chief technology officer at Verizon’s media group, as a partner and chief technology officer.

The bank’s CEO David Solomon stated, “Technology will only continue to shape markets, and digital platforms that seamlessly integrate execution, analytics and content will increasingly define how our clients choose to transact.”

“With the excellent work already under way across the organization, the firm will benefit significantly from the considerable experience and best practices that both Marco and Atte bring in cloud computing and core engineering,” Solomon said in a note.

Argenti is taking Elisha Wiesel’s place, who according to the memo, is resigning after 25 years.

Recently Goldman Sachs global co-head of the securities division, Marty Chavez, also announced retirement in a company memo this month.

Both Agenti and Lahtiranta will work closely with co-CIO George Lee, in advancing its “engineering strategy” to “deliver differentiated and innovative technology and data solutions,” said the memo.

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