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Personal Profile of Dr. Margaret Holen

Dr. Margaret Holen
Margaret is currently a private investor and non-profit board trustee. As a member of the New York Angels group, she focuses on early-stage technology companies. She advises start-up leaders and engages with students in machine-learning-related research projects as a member of the Princeton ORFE advisory council. Previously, Margaret was a partner at Goldman Sachs in the global Strategies Group responsible for data and analytics. She led teams through transformative growth in sales, trading, and investment banking units with mandates in foreign exchange, equities, credit, reinsurance, special situations investing and mortgages. At Goldman, Margaret drove profitability with data and analytics, identifying opportunities with individual clients and across markets. She developed technology applications, from initial concepts through delivery. She engaged extensively with clients, primarily multinationals and financial institutions. She managed hundreds of technical specialist professionals. Her work drew on broad finance and markets domain knowledge, including risk analysis, valuation models, management and GAAP accounting and balance sheet optimization. She served on Goldman’s Securities Division Risk Committee, the Securities Division Business Practices Committee, and the Investment Committee for the Goldman Sachs Reinsurance Group. She continues to serve on the Investment Committee of the Goldman Sachs Foundation. Margaret earned a Ph.D. from Princeton, an M.Sc. from Oxford, where she was a Fulbright Scholar, and a B.S. from The University of Chicago, all in mathematics. She serves on the boards of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley, California and the Riverside Park Conservancy in New York City, where she lives. She also sits on the Princeton University Operations Research and Financial Engineering Department Advisory Council.
Current/Future Committee Membership
Name Office Start Date End Date
Board of Trustees Feb 22, 2014 Feb 28, 2022
Committee on Women in Mathematics Apr 01, 2017 Mar 31, 2019
Finance Committee Feb 11, 2014 Feb 28, 2022

Past Committee Membership
Name Office Start Date End Date
Committee on Trustees Apr 28, 2014 Feb 28, 2015
Committee on Trustees Mar 07, 2015 Mar 01, 2017