Wall Street 50 - 2012

OConnor Deirdre

Deirdre O’Connor/Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Deirdre O’Connor is a managing director in the Investment Management Division (IMD) at Goldman Sachs. She is the controller of Goldman Sachs Investment Strategies, including Goldman Sachs Investment Partners hedge fund and private equity funds. Deirdre is a member of the Goldman Sachs Asset Management valuation committee and is co-chair of Finance Women’s Network at Goldman. She is also a fellow at the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Deirdre was born in Cobh, Co. Cork and studied accounting at the Cork Institute of Technology. She is a board member of the Women’s Initiative for self employment and is an advisory board member for GOAL USA. She lives in New York City with her husband, Feargall, and their three children, Cliona, Colin and Ava. Deirdre says that she is “extremely proud” of her Irish heritage, and calls it “the foundation for how I approach life and work. Key values ingrained in the Irish culture are hard work, building long term relationships, and sharing lessons learned with the next generation.”