Jeff Nordhaus

Vice President, Goldman Sachs & Co.



Graduated from Harvard College, AB with honors, in 1989. Joined Goldman Sachs (Asia), Limited, Structured Finance Department, as a Financial Analyst in 1992. Promoted to Associate in 1993. Transferred to the New York Office in 1994, focusing on High Yield and New Products. Transferred to the Communications, Media and Entertainment Group ("CME") in 1997. Promoted to Vice President - Investment Banking Division, 1997. Transferred to Los Angeles in January, 1999 to help build West Coast Communications, Media and Entertainment business. Responsible for many of Goldman Sachs’ most important investment banking transactions on the West Coast. Clients include: Walt Disney, Qualcomm, NetZero, Infonet, and others.

Goldman Sachs & Co.

Goldman Sachs is a leading global investment banking and securities firm, providing a full range of investing, advisory, and financing services worldwide to a substantial and diversified client base, which includes corporations, financial institutions, governments, and high net worth individuals. Founded in 1869, it is one of the oldest and largest investment banking firms. After more than a century as a private partnership, it became a public company in 1999. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is headquartered in New York and has 43 offices in over 20 countries.

Announcements - Monday, Dec. 4, 2000: Guest speaker Jeff Nordhaus

Jeff will speak to us in our IOM 532 evening class on Thursday,  Dec. 7.As a Goldman Sachs investment banker Jeff has been involved in many Internet and New Media deals such as the NetZero IPO ( and Disney's acquisition of Infoseek ( lecture begins at 6:30 PM in room 204 of Popovich Hall, the Marshall School's new MBA teaching facility.My IS Strategy students, Wednesday's E-Business Design students and members of the Marshall Strategy Club are welcome to join us.



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Streaming Video
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Speaker Background

Jeff's projects (1): NetZero IPO

NetZero IPO details

Jeff's projects (2): Disney's acquisition of Infoseek

“Chinese wall” in investment banking

Market making

Goldman Sachs' differentiation: Research

Research and reputation of analysts

New importance of the technology sector

Goldman Sachs' major Internet IPO deals

IPO pricing ranges

IPO pricing ranges

Internet "melt down"

Crash implications

NetZero case: Business model

Student question

Student discussion

Overview of M&A process

Disney case: Infoseek and Internet Group



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