Marty Chavez

This week, we celebrate the impressive accomplishments of #OutLEADER Marty Chavez! Marty is Vice Chairman and Partner of Sixth Street, former Goldman Sachs Chief Information and Financial Officer, a Silicon Valley Tech extraordinaire, and an appointee to the board of directors of Alphabet, the parent company of Google. He spoke at our very first Out Leadership Summit.

Marty is also one of the highest-ranking Hispanic and openly gay executives on Wall Street. Marty remembers the exact day he came out when he was a Ph.D. student at Stanford, “I had told myself that the day I successfully defended my dissertation, I was going to come screaming out of the closet. So, I literally went from the defense of my dissertation to a meeting of the gay and lesbian alliance at Stanford.”

As a giant in the finance industry, Marty was able to witness and drive the changes that have made Wall Street a more inclusive environment. “Wall Street made the commercial argument for diversity and then connected that to employees having workplace allies.” Without Marty’s visibility and initiative as an OutLEADER at Goldman Sachs, Wall Street would not have made the same advances for LGBTQ+ employees, clients, and consumers as it has achieved today.

Marty continues to emphasize how important it is for LGBTQ+ people to be themselves at work and show how they are “a whole person.” The best thing I can do is represent and be successful and happy. People will see that, and that will speak more loudly than any policy.”

Marty currently lives in New York City and is married to his husband, Adam Norbury. They have two children together, Sebastian, seven, and Penelope, five.

Thank you, Marty!


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