|I spoke to senior finance editor Michelle Abrego, who oversees the list, about what stood out in this year’s class.
The strong representation of debt-focused roles was high on her list. That speaks to the rise of private credit, which is now considered one of the hottest career moves on the Street.
Take Luna McKeon, 35, who leads Blue Owl Capital’s healthcare underwriting team, which has deployed $10 billion in capital over the past four years.
Some of the achievements of this year’s class are downright eye-popping.
Apollo’s Michael Dunn Goekjian, who is only 28, has already worked on transactions totaling more than $50 billion in deal value since joining the firm in 2018. Meanwhile, Anne-Victoire Auriault was one of the youngest women to make partner at Goldman Sachs at just 32 years old in 2020.
Others stand out for their unique career paths. When Jack Dillon didn’t nab his dream investment-banking internship, he found a cool backup plan: Working with fashion designer Thom Browne. Dillon, now 35, leveraged that experience into a successful career at Vista Equity Partners.
And sometimes it’s just a willingness to raise your hand, which Patrick McGoldrick did when the New England Patriots needed a substitute for their Pat Patriot mascot. McGoldrick, 32, is now a managing partner at J.P. Morgan Asset Management.