A new generation of Goldman MDs are quitting for start-ups

A new generation of Goldman MDs are quitting for start-ups
by: eFinancial Careers

When we spoke to former Goldman Sachs strat and ex-child prodigy Tom Macura last year, Macura said a strat job at Goldman Sachs was the ideal role for going-on to found your own fintech. It’s part of the culture in the GS strats team, said Macura: “You can come into a place like Goldman and develop your skills and network before taking your career to a different dimension.”

Accordingly, Majid Sebti, a Goldman London MD and former global head of Global Head of Foreign Exchange Content Strats, is understood to have resigned last week for a new role as co-founder of Excerp, a media-related start-up. Excerp’s co-founders also have Goldman backgrounds: Alfred Mallol, a former Goldman derivatives trader, is one; Joan Cots Carrasquer, a software engineer who’s done stints at both Goldman and JPMorgan, is another.

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