Anyone been to a party with DJ Solomon, otherwise known as “D-Sol” to those in EDM circles. Apparently being a globally recognized DJ while Chief executive at the premier Wall Street investment bank has ruffled some feathers (you laugh but he has performed at Tomorrowland in 2019 and most recently Lollapalooza with One Republic front man Ryan Tedder). Especially when you use the bank’s private jet to travel to your DJ gigs.
Remember, DJ Sol was the guy a year ago who was trying to get people back to the office during CoVid shelter-in-place, and questioned analysts who complained about working 100 hour weeks nonstop and once got irritated when he was in the Hamptons during a work day and ran into junior GS bankers also dining at the same restaurant (story here: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/newsletters/2021-03-15/goldman-sachs-ceo-david-solomon-wants-his-bankers-back-at-the-office-kmasw2xe)
Per the latest business insider article, it seems there are growing concerns within GS about Solomon’s use of the private jet to attend DJing events, the amount of time he spents on building up his DJ-Sol personal brand, and his asking GS staffers to help with his DJing side gig.
Everyone deserves to have a personal life outside the office, but is DJ Sol crossing the line?
Article here: https://www.businessinsider.com/goldman-sachs-david-solomon-dj-brand-plane-2022-9