Adrian is a managing director in the Principal Investment Area (PIA) of the Merchant Banking Division (MBD) in New York, where he is co-head of the Americas Equity business and a member of the Global Investment Committee. He also serves as co-sponsor of the firmwide Disability Interest Forum.
Adrian joined Goldman Sachs in 1994 as an associate in the Investment Banking Division. After two years in the Communications and Media Department, and mobility assignments in Equity Capital Markets and in the Executive Office of Goldman Sachs International, he joined PIA in London in 1998. Adrian returned to New York in 2002 in PIA and was named managing director later that year. He was named partner in 2004.
Following his cadetship at the Irish Military College, Adrian was commissioned in 1983 as a lieutenant in the Irish Army, where he served until 1989. From 1987 to 1988, Adrian served in the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Southern Lebanon.
After moving to the United States in 1989, he worked for two years at the Bank of Boston in Credit Derivatives.
In addition to representing GS Capital Partners on a number of corporate boards, Adrian serves on the boards of Autism Speaks, The American Ireland Fund and the Galway University Foundation.
Adrian earned a BA in Economics and Politics from University College, Galway, in 1986, an MA in Economics from University College, Dublin, in 1989 and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1994.