Gary Cohn named as adviser for blockchain startup
Former Director of the National Economic Council (2017-18) and President and COO of Goldman Sachs (2006-2017), GARY COHN made headlines in Financial Times, CNBC, Fortune, Vanity Fair, Bloomberg, and more, with the news that he has joined blockchain startup Spring Labs as an adviser. Working to build a decentralized network for identity and credit that will serve as the foundation for a more transparent, secure, and efficient delivery of financial services, Spring Labs has raised millions of dollars and is pursuing a "potentially huge market." As Chairman and CEO of Spring Labs, Adam Jiwan, said: "Gary brings a wealth of experience in understanding the complexities of the global financial markets and an unparalleled network. We're beyond excited to work with him to execute on our vision to transform how information and data are shared globally across a host of major industries..."Named as President Trump's chief economic advisor in January 2017, Cohn was heralded as "an economic-policy powerhouse" (The Wall Street Journal) and a "go-to figure on matters related to jobs, business and growth" (The New York Times). At Goldman Sachs, Cohn led his team through the global financial crisis with pragmatism and strength, helping formulate the strategies that saved the firm. Thanks to his shrewd economic insights, Cohn has been sought-out to speak everywhere from the World Economic Forum to the Global Financial Leadership Conference.
Gary D. Cohn is an American business leader, philanthropist and the former Director of the United States National Economic Council.
Mr. Cohn served as Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Director of the National Economic Council from January 2017 through April 2018. As President Donald J. Trump’s chief economic advisor, Mr. Cohn managed the coordination of the President’s domestic and global economic policy agenda and led the Administration-wide effort to successfully pass the historic Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.
Mr. Cohn began a distinguished career in finance at The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. in 1990. He held a variety of leadership positions in the firm’s Securities Division in both New York and London, including Global Co-Head of the Equities and Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities Divisions. He served as President and Chief Operating Officer from 2006-2016 and was a member of the firm’s Board of Directors and Chairman of the Firmwide Client and Business Standards Committee.
Additionally, Mr. Cohn served as a Director of the London Metals Exchange and as a member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the New York Mercantile Exchange and the Commodity Exchange.
Mr. Cohn lives in New York with his wife and three daughters, where he is an active philanthropist and an advisor to technology companies and entrepreneurs who rely on his vast knowledge of Wall Street and Washington to better understand the financial and economic environment. He received his undergraduate degree from American University in 1982.