75 Most Powerful Blacks on Wall Street


Todd A. Gomez

SVP, Northeast Region Executive, Community Development Banking
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Gomez is currently the interim national executive for the Community Development Banking division, responsible for providing a wide range of debt and equity financing solutions to developers of affordable housing across the country. Last year, the Community Development Banking division provided more than $1.6 billion in debt financing and more than $600 million in equity investments.

 


Gregg A. Gonsalves

Managing Director & Partner
Goldman Sachs & Co.

Gonsalves has inked more than 45 deals valued at more than $85 billion in total during his rise up Goldman Sachs’ mergers and acquisitions ladder. He is the partner responsible for Goldman’s Real Estate M&A Business, working with a variety of companies. Gonsalves advised Goldman Sachs affiliate Whitehall Street Real Estate Funds in its $1.2 billion acquisition of the Stratosphere Casino Hotel & Tower and 17 acres on the Las Vegas strip owned by American Casino & Entertainment Properties L.L.C.

 


David J. Grain

Founder & Managing Partner
Grain Management L.L.C.

Grain’s private equity firm, No. 12 on the be private equity firms list with $135 million in capital under management, invests in the telecommunications sector, primarily federal and state government wireless systems. Prior to forming Grain Management, he led an independent wireless communications tower company that is now Global Signal from bankruptcy to netting a $126 million IPO. In July, President Obama appointed Grain a member of the National Infrastructure Advisory Council.

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