(Left: Marco Argenti, Right: Atte Lahtiranta)
Investment firm Goldman Sachs recently announced that it named Marco Argenti as a partner and the co-chief information officer and Atte Lahtiranta as a partner and the chief technology officer. Within these roles, Marco and Atte will work closely with co-chief information officer George Lee.
“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,” wrote Goldman Sachs chairman and CEO David M. Solomon, president and COO John Waldron, and CFO Stephen Scherr in an email to staff. “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.”
Argenti is bringing over 30 years of technology experience to Goldman as he started his career as an entrepreneur and later assumed several management positions. Argenti is joining Goldman from Amazon Web Services (AWS) where he has served as vice president of technology since 2013 and oversaw all aspects of the product lifecycle of Cloud Services, including strategy, business planning and developer engagement and leading several AWS technology areas like mobile, serverless, Internet of Things, messaging, and augmented, and virtual reality.
Before that, Argenti also worked at Nokia Corporation for a few years where he last held the role of SVP and global head of Developer Experience and Marketplace from 2011 to 2013. At Nokia, Argenti was responsible for the company’s developer ecosystem and app store across the company’s entire product portfolio. And before joining Nokia, Argenti was a board member and CEO of Dada S.p.A. as well as a board member, executive vice president of strategy development and chief technology officer of Canadian e-commerce solutions provider Microforum where he founded Internet Frontier. Previously, Argenti founded and sold Dreamware S.r.l. to Microforum.
Lahtiranta had joined the firm from Verizon Media Group (previously known as Oath) where he was the CTO since 2017 with responsibility for the IT, security, infrastructure, shared core platforms, big data, and machine learning teams. And Lahtiranta was a senior fellow and architect at Yahoo where he had spent four years overseeing both engineering and architecture for the company’s account and identity platform, several location platforms including Yahoo Geo, and Yahoo’s user record store aggregating user profiles through big data along with several other initiatives.
Before that, Lahtiranta previously founded and served as CTO of ShopAdvisor, an e-commerce platform providing services for millions of users from 2011 to 2013. And previously, Lahtiranta held a number of leadership roles at Nokia from 2002 to 2011, including as chief architect of Nokia’s Services Architecture team. Lahtiranta’s previous experience also include co-founding and serving as chief technology officer of Taika Technologies assuming the role of technology manager of Sonera SmartTrust and spending time as a software engineer at both Tecnomen and the University of Texas at Austin.
Lahtiranta is succeeding John Madsen. And Argenti is succeeded co-CIO Elisha Wiesel, who is retiring. Goldman Sachs partner R. Martin Chavez also recently announced that he would be retiring by the end of the year.