Google Onboards Goldman Sachs Executive

Chandan Nath, who was in Goldman's FX Algorithmic Trading division, has joined the tech giant as a software engineer

As technology companies continue to diversify the fields of business in which they operate, more and more financial services workers are crossing over to them. An example of this popped up this September with Goldman Sachs executive Chandan Nath moving from the famous investment bank to the (arguably) more famous Google.

According to information on Nath’s LinkedIn page, he made the move this month. Prior to the switch, he was working as an Executive Director in Goldman Sachs’ FX algorithmic trading and systematic market making divisions.

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Nath joined Goldman Sachs in 2010. During his first six years at the firm, he was an executive director, working as a strategist in the firm’s fixed income and asset management divisions.

From IBM to Goldman Sachs to Google

Some of our readers may well be scratching their heads here – why is a fixed income strategist joining Google? Well, confused Finance Magnates fan, Nath got his start in working world with Tejas Networks.

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Working as a research and development engineer for the communications firm, he helped develop the hardware emulation layer for the Tejas PTC multiplexer card.

Following his stint with Tejas, Nath spent two years with IBM’s India Research Laboratory. Over the course of his two years at the firm, he designed system architecture for a Healthcare Information Highway and built data models for a taxonomy server.

Upon leaving IBM in 2006, Nath joined IMC Financial Markets as a senior software engineer. He helped develop and maintain a low-latency, high-throughput trading framework with connections to exchanges across the globe – including CME, ICE, and Euronext.

After four years with IMC Financial Markets, Nath joined Goldman Sachs in 2010.

What software he will be engineering in his new role at Google remains unclear. But with close to twenty years of experience in software engineering and data analysis roles, I’m sure they’ll find something for him to do.

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