Steven G. Mandis

Adjunct Professor

Finance and Economics

Joined CBS in 2010

Steven Mandis

218 Uris




Teaching and research interest

Steven G. Mandis is an adjunct professor at Columbia Business School. He teaches classes of MBA and executive MBA students on strategic issues facing investment banks and the European financial crisis. In addition, Mandis is a PhD candidate and an honorary Paul F. Lazarsfeld Fellow in the Department of Sociology at Columbia University. He focuses on economic sociology as well as organizational culture and innovation. His book, What Happened to Goldman Sachs: An Insider's Story of Organizational Drift and its Unintended Consequences published by Harvard Business Review Press, is based on work for his PhD dissertation. Mandis worked at Goldman Sachs in the investment banking, private equity, and proprietary trading areas. He assisted Hank Paulson and other senior executives on special projects and was a portfolio manager in one of the largest and most successful proprietary trading areas at Goldman. After leaving Goldman, he cofounded a multibillion-dollar global alternative asset management firm that was a trading and investment banking client of Goldman's. During the financial crisis, Mandis was a senior adviser to McKinsey & Company before becoming chief of staff to the president and COO of Citigroup and serving on executive, management, and risk committees at the firm. Mandis is Chairman and Senior Partner of Unico Capital, an investment firm that partners with passionate and driven entrepreneurs to build market leading growth companies. Mandis holds an AB from the University of Chicago and an MA and MPhil from Columbia University. He was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, given to children of immigrants who exemplify a life dedicated to community service.


Goldman Sachs: Challenged by Crisis and Pressures: Fall 2013
Author(s): Paul Ingram, Steven G. Mandis

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