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R. Martin Chavez, Ph.D.


Dr. Chavez is the chief information officer for Goldman Sachs. He is responsible for the Technology Division and has joint responsibility with divisional leadership for the firm’s global strategists. Dr. Chavez is a member of the Management Committee and the Steering Committee on Regulatory Reform, as well as co-chair of the Firmwide Technology Risk Committee and the Americas Diversity Committee. He is also a member of the Firmwide Hispanic/Latino Network and the LGBT Network.

Dr. Chavez first joined Goldman Sachs in 1993 in the J. Aron Currency and Commodities Division, where he worked until 1997. He returned to the firm as a managing director in IBD Strats in 2005. Prior to assuming his current role, Dr. Chavez was global co-chief operating officer of the Equities Franchise and before that he was global co-head of Securities Division Strats. He was named partner in 2006.

Prior to first joining the firm, Dr. Chavez was co-founder and chief technology officer of Quorum Software Systems from 1989 to 1993. From 1997 to 2000, he was global head of energy derivatives at Credit Suisse Financial Products. In 2000, Dr. Chavez co-founded Kiodex, Inc. and was chairman and chief executive officer until 2004.

Dr. Chavez serves on the Harvard Board of Overseers and the Board of Directors of Friends of the High Line. He is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine. Previously, he served on the Board of Directors of PNM Resources, Inc.

Dr. Chavez earned a Ph.D. in Medical Information Sciences from Stanford University in 1990, an SM in Computer Science from Harvard University in 1985, and an AB, magna cum laude, in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard College in 1985.

Chief Information Officer, Goldman Sachs. He and his husband, Adam Norbury, live in New York City.