Wall Street 50 - 2008

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Tom Connolly/Goldman, Sachs & Co.

As Managing Director at Goldman, Sachs & Co., Tom Connolly heads the Leveraged Finance team as well as the High Yield and Bank Loan Capital markets businesses. He is a member of the firm’s Firmwide Capital Committee, Mezzanine Investment Committee and Allocation Committee.

In 1989, Connolly received a BA from Union College. He worked for Bankers Trust Company for six years before joining Goldman Sachs in 1996.  Prior to his current position, Connolly worked in High Yield Capital Markets in New York and was head of European High Yield business and co-head of European Leveraged Finance from 1998 to 2002. He was named Managing Director in 1999 and partner in 2004.  Connolly is also a board member of Youth I.N.C., a group dedicated to guiding nonprofit groups for children.

A Bronx native, Connolly is married with three children. He is first-generation Irish-American. His father, John, was born in County Monaghan and is the proprietor of the popular midtown pub and restaurant Connolly’s; his mother, Mary, hails from County Mayo.