Steven G. Mandis

Steven G. Mandis is an adjunct professor at Columbia Business School. He also teaches at Columbia’s Masters of Sports Management Program. His previous award-winning book, What Happened to Goldman Sachs: An Insider’s Story of Organizational Drift and its Unintended Consequences, is a rigorous analysis of if, why, and how the culture of Goldman Sachs changed. After leaving Goldman Sachs, Mandis cofounded a multibillion-dollar global alternative asset management firm that was a trading and investment banking client of Goldman’s. Mandis holds an AB from The University of Chicago and an MA, MPhil, and PhD from Columbia University. Mandis was a two sport varsity athlete in college and currently competes in triathlons. He’s completed the Ironman World Championships in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Zell Am See-Kaprun, Austria, and Escape from Alcatraz in San Francisco, California. He was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, given to children of immigrants who exemplify a life dedicated to community service.

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