Goldman Sachs Executive Named as New EDA Chair

Gov. Phil Murphy Friday appointed Kevin Quinn as Chairman of the NJ Economic Development Authority (EDA). He replaces Larry Downes, whose resignation Murphy called for and accepted last week.

Quinn is the founder of Genki Advisory, an advisory and investment firm focused on early stage companies. With a portfolio of over 30 companies, Genki Advisory has invested across the tech, consumer and health care sectors.

For over 20 years, Quinn was employed at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he worked with high tech companies in the firm’s investment banking division. He served in a number of senior roles in Goldman Sachs’s New York, San Francisco, and Tokyo offices. In 2012, he retired as a partner and co-head of the Global Technology Banking business. Prior to his time at Goldman Sachs, Quinn worked as a consultant at Bain & Co. in its Boston office.

Quinn is a graduate of Columbia College and Columbia Business School. From 2013 to 2017, he was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Eugene Lang Center of Columbia Business School.