Yes, Greg Smith is Jewish. The Goldman Sachs executive who famously published a New York Times op-ed excoriating the investment bank were he worked is Jewish. Greg Smith admonished Goldman Sachs for having a culture winning at any cost rather than putting the client's best interest first. Many are calling Greg Smith a real life Jerry McGuire.
In his scathing NYTimes op-ed, Greg Smith wrote:
|The Former Goldman Sachs executive Greg Smith is Jewish (Photo: USA Today)|
My proudest moments in life — getting a full scholarship to go from South Africa to Stanford University, being selected as a Rhodes Scholar national finalist, winning a bronze medal for table tennis at the Maccabiah Games in Israel, known as the Jewish Olympics — have all come through hard work, with no shortcuts. Goldman Sachs today has become too much about shortcuts and not enough about achievement. It just doesn’t feel right to me anymore.