US-based multinational investment banking and financial services provider Goldman Sachs recently revealed in its statement that it has made two new additions to its leadership team.
According to an announcement made by the firm, it has hired Marco Argenti to replace its outgoing co-Chief Information Officer Elisha Wiesel and also hired Atte Lahtiranta to serve as its Chief Technology Officer. Marco Argenti’s name may be familiar to many of our readers as he was former Vice President of Amazon Web Services. While serving at Amazon from their Seattle office as Vice President, he was responsible for handling the firm’s business specifically focusing on engineering activities surrounding their AR/VR, Mobile, Serverless, Messaging, Automation and Internet of Things product services.
Marco served at Amazon for nearly six years before which he spent nearly five years serving Finnish telecommunications giant Nokia. Marco joined the Finnish firm in December of 2008 as Vice President of Media and Games and was in charge of the firm’s global app store and games and content. He was then promoted to the role of Senior Vice President of Developer and Marketplace Division which he held until his resignation in September of 2013.
Marco Argenti is an industry veteran with more than three decades of experience in which he has held high-level leadership roles in several market leaders from various fields. Some of his notable roles include CEO of Internet Frontier Inc, CTO of Microforum Inc, MD of Consumer Division at Dada S.p.A, Vice Chairman of Mobile Entertainment Forum and Partner Advisory Council Member at Microsoft Corporation. Mr. Atte Lahtiranta who joins the firm as Chief Technology Officer will be replacing outgoing CTO John Madsen and is currently serving as Chief Technology Officer for Verizon Media Group which is the owner of AOL, Tumblr, HuffPost & Yahoo and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Verizon Communications.
In his role as CTO, Mr. Lahtiranata is responsible for overseeing the strategy and implementation of all technical projects of Verizon Media Group. Prior to joining Verizon Media Group, he served as a Vice President of Engineering and Senior Fellow Architect at Yahoo and was responsible for the websites’ teams which handled account and identity platform, geo-location platform and user-record store.
He also played a major role in the creation of Yahoo’s consumer platforms such as ePay, Yahoo abuse and premium content management. He also headed the technical team of e-commerce platform Shop Advisor as CTO and was responsible for the firm’s product architecture and technology teams. Prior to Shop Advisor, he served at Nokia serving in several roles such as Chief Architect for products and platforms such as Mobile Payments, Data Centers and Internet Media Platform and Head of Global team of lead architects who were responsible for Nokia’s entire services architecture vision and roadmap.
Commenting on the appointment of these two executives to the firm, Chief Executive Officer of the banking service provider Mr. David Solomon commented, “Marco and Atte will work closely with George Lee, co-chief information officer, in advancing our engineering strategy to deliver differentiated and innovative technology and data solutions to our clients. Technology will only continue to shape markets, and digital platforms that seamlessly integrate execution, analytics and content will increasingly define how our clients choose to transact. Our ability to attract and enable world-class talent is critical to the execution of our client-led strategy, which is focused on growing our franchise as well as new businesses. With the excellent work already underway across the organization, the firm will benefit significantly from the considerable experience and best practices that both Marco and Atte bring in cloud computing and core engineering”.
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