Thomas G. Connolly

Director at Jumpstart

Tom is the global head of the Principal Debt Group within the Merchant Banking Division. He oversees the leveraged loan and mezzanine investing strategies, which include GS Loan Partners and the GS Mezzanine Partners Family of Funds. Tom serves on the MBD Client and Business Standards Committee and Investment Committee. He is also a member of the firm's Partnership Committee.

Tom joined Goldman Sachs in 1996 and worked in High Yield Capital Markets in New York from 1996 to 1998. He was based in London from 1998 to 2002 as head of European Leveraged Finance. Prior to joining the Principal Investment Area, Tom was head of Leveraged Finance. He was named managing director in 1999 and partner in 2004.

Prior to joining the firm, Tom worked for Bankers Trust Company from 1990 to 1996.

Tom serves on the National Advisory Board of Jumpstart Inc., which promotes literacy and reading skills among underprivileged preschoolers. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Youth, I.N.C., a New York-based organization focused on improving nonprofits for children.

Tom earned a BA from Union College in 1989.



  • Director

    May, 1996 - present