Goldman Sachs’ global head of human capital management is leaving the firm at the end of the year.
Edith Cooper, who spent 21 years at Goldman Sachs, will retire from the firm at the end of the year, according to a memo seen by Business Insider. She will then become a senior director.
“During her nine years as head of HCM, Edith modernized the ways in which we recruit, develop and retain our people, enhancing our world-class talent organization,” Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein said in a memo.
Cooper is one of the most senior black women on Wall Street, and she pushed the bank to talk about race and equality. She also pushed Goldman to find new ways to recruit and retain young talent, changing the way the bank recruits university students, and helping move the bank towards providing more feedback.
“Through her commitment to enhancing the professional experience of our people and maximizing their talents and potential, Edith has helped to make Goldman Sachs a great place to work,” Blankfein added.
Dane Holmes, global head of investor relations and global head of Pine Street, will become head of human capital management effective January 1. Pine Street isthe firm’s leadership development group for partners and select managing directors.
He will be replaced in his role as head of investor relations by Heather Kennedy Miner. Most recently, she served as global head of Strategic Advisory Solutions in Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM).
The shakeup involving Cooper, Holmes and Miner follows the announcement that Greg Agran, global head of commodities and another 20-year plus veteran at the bank, would be leaving.