R. Martin Chávez is a computer scientist, entrepreneur, investor and risk manager. Widely renowned as a trailblazer and leader who turned the Wall Street trading business into a software business, he revolutionized the way that capital moves and works. Prior to joining Block.one, he served in a variety of senior roles at Goldman Sachs, including Partner, Chief Information Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and global co-head of the firm’s Securities Division. He was also a member of the Goldman Sachs management committee. Since his retirement in 2019, he continues to serve as a Goldman Senior Director.
Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, he was the CEO and co-founder of Kiodex, acquired by Sungard in 2004, and Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of Quorum Software Systems. He currently serves as President of the Board of Overseers of Harvard University for the 2020-21 academic year as well as on the boards of Santander, Paige.AI, Recursion and Sema4; the Stanford Medicine Board of Fellows; the Advisory Council of the Stanford Center on Longevity; among others.