NEW YORK—Stephen J. McGuinness (CBA ’82, GBA ’91), head of sales for North America in the equity division of Goldman Sachs, will join Fordham University’s faculty for a day as its first executive-in-residence on Tuesday, Feb. 15.
The Executive-in-Residence Program, an initiative spearheaded by the President’s Council, brings the University’s top alumni back to campus to teach classes, meet with students and ultimately strengthen their relationship with Fordham. Joseph M. McShane, S.J., president of Fordham University, hails the new initiative as “the heart and soul of the President’s Council,” a 100-plus member group of the University’s brightest and most accomplished alumni who have committed to helping him advance Fordham’s mission and enhance its national reputation.
A partner at Goldman Sachs since 2000, McGuinness joined the firm in 1992 as a manager for the bank loan distribution group. He became co-head of that global group in 1998 and moved to London in 2000, where he was co-head of European fixed income sales.
As an executive-in-residence, McGuinness will meet with representatives from the University’s Office of Career Planning and Placement to develop a recruiting relationship between Fordham and Goldman Sachs. He will teach two classes, “Investments and Security Analysis” to undergraduate students and “Portfolio Management” to graduate students.
McGuinness will join Sharon P. Smith, Ph.D., dean of Fordham’s Schools of Business, and a select group of students for lunch, and will then meet with the students individually to review their career goals and offer his advice.
Dozens of President’s Council members have volunteered to serve as executives-in-residence, and University administrators are currently exploring opportunities to match their skill sets with Fordham courses.