New Analysts and Associates at Goldman Sachs

Many students want to get an entry-level job at Goldman Sachs. Are you one of them? If yes, then you may want to know the profiles of those being hired and compare with yours. 

In Q3, 2014 Goldman Sachs seems to have hired an unusually large number of analysts and associates. So, who were in Goldman’s swollen 2014 analyst and associate pool? As ever, it’s possible to track the firm’s recent hires as they’re registered on the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Register. Registration usually occur couple of months after individuals arrive on the job. According to Goldman Sachs’ registrations, many of the people they hired have excellent academics, but some did have other facets that made them appealing.  Let’s quickly meet 11 of them.


What makes them special?

1. Anne-Lorraine Imbert
Analyst – M&A

Anne came straight to Goldman Sachs from a five-month M&A internship at JPMorgan in Paris. She graduated from Sciences Po, one of France’s top universities, in June 2014. She also spent a year studying abroad at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. As we’ve noted before, Goldman seems to favour students who’ve spent some time studying overseas.

2. Markus Pops 
Analyst – division not clear

Although Pops’ precise role at Goldman is unclear, he’s worth highlighting due to his sporting prowess. Estonian-born Pops is a top international junior tennis player who has been competing on the international circuit since at least 2006.

3. Milana Shapira
Analyst – division unclear

Shapira speaks English, French, German and Bulgarian fluently. She has a first class degree in biology from Imperial College London and spent eight years of her schooling overseas, in Karlsruhe, South-Western Germany.

4. Thomas Sukno
Analyst – IBD

Sukno gained cosmopolitan credentials while he was still a student. He spent one year studying at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), a year at the University of Wisconsin and two years at HEC in Paris. Before arriving full time at Goldman, he completed a five-month off-cycle internship at Lazard.

5. Jeroen Van Dorp 
Associate – IBD

Van Dorp completed his MBA at Columbia Business School, which is one of banks’ favourites. A former professional basket player in the Netherlands, he started out as a corporate lawyer, before becoming a private equity ‘consultant’, before completing his MBA and moving into banking.

6. Vitalii Likhanskyi
Analyst – M&A, specializing in TMT and Industrials

Likhanskyi is that thing that all banks want to hire now – an experienced junior M&A analyst. He joined Goldman after just fifteen months on Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s M&A team. He interned at BAML in 2012 and has also completed M&A-related internships at KPMG and Rothschild,

7. Gurneet Chohan
Analyst – fixed income currencies and commodities

Chohan was as a summer analyst in Goldman’s FICC business before she joined full time. She was also a spring intern at Goldman Sachs and a ‘winning spring intern’ at JPMorgan. She spent a gap year working for KPMG (where she won an award for ‘consistently outstanding performance’) and she was president of the women’s football club whilst at Warwick University.

8. Alexander Doell 
Associate – IBD

Doell completed his MBA at the London Business School (another of banks’ favourites). Before he embarked upon the MBA, he spent 27 months as an associate at Boston Consulting (another blue chip name). He studied his Bachelor’s degree at the European Business School in Germany, but also spent a year at the Richard Ivey School of Business in Canada (thereby satisfying Goldman’s partiality for a cosmopolitan study-profile).

9. Bart Van Schuppen
Analyst – IBD

Van Schuppen also studied internationally. He completed a Bachelor’s at Tilburg University in the Netherlands (Econometrics & Operations Research) before spending a term at the University of South Carolina and then returning to Tilburg to study a Masters Degree. He was a summer analyst at Goldman before he joined full time and spent three months before that on a trainer-wheels internship with a small Dutch corporate finance boutique.

10. Albert Martienssen 
Associate – IBD

Albert completed his MBA at the MIT Sloan School of Management, which is also among banks’ favourite MBA schools when it comes to hiring. He was a summer associate at Goldman Sachs before joining full time and like Alexander Doell (number 8), his pre-MBA career involved being an associate at the Boston Consulting Group where he specialised (among other things) in financial services. Interestingly, Martienssen seems once to have toyed with the idea of proprietary trading (he spent three months as a prop trader at DZ Bank) before giving it all up for consulting and advisory banking.

11. Aurelien Benoit
Associate – IBD

Benoit completed his MBA at INSEAD. This ranks 12th on our list of top MBA schools for banking, but has a good reputation internationally. Interestingly, Benoit seems to have moved against the tide (which usually flows from banking to private equity) by spending six months working for private equity fund Ardian after his MBA before moving to Goldman.



About Inside Investment Banking (IIB)

Inside Investment Banking (IIB) – I refer to this website very often. Why?  Because I know them, I mean I know some of the bankers there, who are very enthusiastic in helping students to break into investment banking.  One of the reasons being they’ve walked through the way and know what and where the challenges are.  And they’ve created a comprehensive course from networking to resume writing to interviewing skills needed to start an investment banking career.

If you’ve invested in other courses or ebooks already, you’re probably wondering;

“Why the heck should I buy another course? Do I really need this?  What makes it different to everything else out there?”

There are 4 big things that make it different. And I do want you to know.

Unlike other courses, the IIB course…

(1) Teaches ALL 6 skills you need to break into banking, so you don’t slip up at a crucial stage, e.g. during networking or your summer internship.

If you’re missing just 1 skill, bankers will notice.

(2) Takes you behind the scenes of recruiting and inside the minds of bankers, so you know how to stand out in a sea of 100s of students.

This is the INSIDER info you need to know in order to compete with all those 4.0 GPA students from Harvard.

(3) Shows you how to break in even if you’re from a non-target school OR you’re an international student trying to break into Wall Street or The City.

And IIB also shows you how to land interviews if you lack finance work experience or a business degree (engineering & arts students love this).

This is the #1 thing students love most about the course.

(4) Teaches you how to make bankers like you, so they pass on your resume, invite you to interview early and put in a good word for you during superdays.

(Believe it or not, but likability matters more than smarts when bankers start deciding who to hire)

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If you think that you are less competitive to the Ivy League students, then you need to think again.  By  learning all 6 recruiting skills and knowing exactly what goes on inside bankers minds, plus how to impress them and make them like you, you’ll finally be able to compete with all the Ivy League students with perfect GPAs and insider connections.

So now you know how the course is different, let’s take a look at exactly what you’ll get when you sign up today…

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6 Critical Banking Resume Mistakes

If you’ve decided to apply for an investment banking job, you should know that a standard resume just won’t cut it. After all, top banks receive thousands of CVs every year. They have too many candidates, so they only want the best out of the best.

Another brutal fact that you need to know is that bankers spend very little time in each CV. It could be as little as 6 seconds scanning your CV.  Read these again – 6 seconds – scanning (not reading)! However if you made any vital mistakes, your CV will be tossed away in a bin in even less than 6 seconds.

You spend a lot of time in writing your investment banking resume, don’t you? And you have perfect academics and impressive work experience – you will certainly be hired if you are interviewed. Correct? But if you have any of these 6 mistakes on your resume, you won’t even get a chance to enter the interview room!

Let see what these 6 mistakes are.

Investment Banking Resume: Top-6 Mistakes

Mistake #1: Calling your resume “Resume”.

Why waste your space? The recruiter knows it’s a resume. Replace it with your name on top. And make it twice the size of body text font. There are resumes that don’t even have the candidate’s name on it. Don’t laugh. It happens, and happens a lot. As a professional IB headhunter, I do come across many candidates making this mistake. I’m not a banker, and reading CV is my job, so I would care to find out who the resume belongs to. But bankers won’t. They simply ‘trash’ it. The resume that you spend hours to prepare will end up in the bin in less than a second!

Mistake #2: Summary sentence, career objective – to top of your resume.

Needless to say, the reader (the banker) who read your resume is very sure that you’re looking for a job in banking. Why say something useless at top of your resume?

Unfortunately, old library books, career counselors or almost 99% of the resume tips out there on the internet insist students to do this. And I’m really sad to see most students are doing it. According to IIB, there is a ‘15-second to bin’ rule for any an investment banking resume. If you want your resume to go to the bin in less than 15 seconds, do it.

Mistake #3: Including your smiling picture at the top.

Never do this, unless you are applying to become a photogenic model. At the initial screening stage, bankers want to know your achievements and experiences, not your face.

Mistake #4: Sharing confidential information.

Tough one. I know how much you might want to brag about your work on Facebook IPO or merger of Coca-Cola bottlers. But be very careful not to disclose any confidential information. Bankers are extremely sensitive about this – and sharing more than you should will immediately disqualify your application.

Mistake #5: Oversharing.

For all those people who can’t wait to tell their gender, age, marital status and whatever more. There is NO POINT. In some countries, employers are not allowed to ask these by law.   You don’t have to tell either.

Mistake #6: Using your favourite email address

Non-professional email indicates that you’re not grown up yet. You are applying for a job, so get a proper email address, one that carries your personal brand or identity, such as If this is already taken by another John Smith, try to add something unique, such as (in case you’re a graduate of UCLA).

Good luck. Still need help to write your investment banking resume?  Check out the IIB website.