Adrian Jones is a managing director in the Principal Investment Area (PIA) of the Merchant Banking Division of Goldman Sachs in New York, where he is co-head of the Americas Equity business and a member of the Global Investment Committee.
A Roscommon native, Adrian joined Goldman Sachs in 1994 as an associate in the Investment Banking Division. He joined PIA in London in 1998; returning to New York in 2002, he was named managing director. He became a partner in 2004.
Following his cadetship at the Irish Military College, Adrian was commissioned as a lieutenant in the Irish Army in 1983. From 1987 to 1988, he served in the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Southern Lebanon. After moving to the United States in 1989, he worked for two years at the Bank of Boston in Credit Derivatives. Adrian is a graduate of NUI Galway (B.A.), UCD (M.A.) and Harvard (M.B.A.).
In addition to representing GS Capital Partners on a number of corporate boards, Adrian serves on the boards of Autism Speaks, The American Ireland Fund, and the Galway University Foundation. In 2012, he was the Wall Street 50 keynote speaker. He resides in Ridgewood, New Jersey, with his wife, Christina, and sons Danny and Liam.