Wall Street 50 – 2006

Robert Charles Golden/Prudential Financial

Bob Golden joined Prudential in 1976 and is now executive vice president of Prudential Financial. Under his leadership, Prudential founded a technology and call center in County Donegal, which now employs 450 people.

Golden, who earned his BS and M.B.A. from Fordham University, serves as first vice chair and director of HeartShare Human Services Of New York, a nonprofit organization for children in need. In 2000, he received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. In 2001, he was named Man of the Year by Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and by the New York Aquarium, and in 2002, by Catholic Big Brothers.

Golden is a Knight of Malta and a Knight Commander of the Holy Sepulchre. A third-generation Irish American with roots in County Mayo, Golden is a member of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, the AOH, and the St. Patrick Society of Brooklyn. He and his wife Maureen live in Staten Island with their two children, Katie and Bobby.