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Jeffrey A. Goldstein

Jeffrey A. Goldstein (born 1955) is a United States banker who was Under Secretary of the Treasury for Domestic Finance from March 27, 2010 to 2011.


Jeffrey A. Goldstein, was born on December 2, 1955.[1] He was educated at Vassar College and the London School of Economics,[2] receiving a B.A. in Economics from Vassar in 1977.[1] He then attended graduate school at Yale University, earning an M.A., M.Phil., and a Ph.D. in Economics.[1]

In 1982, Goldstein taught Economics at Princeton University.[1] He then worked at the Brookings Institution, focusing his research on international financial policy.[2] Goldstein then joined Wolfensohn & Co., working there for fifteen years.[2] When Wolfensohn & Co. was purchased by Bankers Trust in 1996, Goldstein stayed on as co-chairman of BT Wolfensohn and as a member of Bankers Trust's management committee.[2]

In 1999, Goldstein became a managing director of the World Bank.[2] He became chief financial officer of the World Bank in 2003. He joined Hellman & Friedman in 2004.[2]

In July 2009, President Barack Obama nominated Goldstein to be Under Secretary of the Treasury for Domestic Finance and Goldstein has held that office from March 27, 2010 until 2011.[2] In that role, he advised Secretary Geithner on policy issues related to the U.S. banking and financial systems, regulatory reform, financial stability, U.S. housing finance, management of the U.S. Government portfolio of investments in financial institutions and auto companies and related economic and financial matters.[3]

In July 2011, Secretary of the Treasury Timothy F. Geithner, awarded Goldstein with the Alexander Hamilton award, the highest honor for a presidential appointee.

Mr. Goldstein serves on the board of Bank of New York Mellon, where he is Chairman of the Finance Committee, and sits on the Executive, Compensation, and Risk committees,[4] as well as on the boards of Westfield Corporation,[5] Edelman Financial,[5] Vassar College,[5] and Grosvenor Capital Management. [3] He was formerly a Director of LPL, AlixPartners and Arch Capital.