With a number of high-profile investments under its belt, Thrive Capital is turning to a former top Goldman Sachs executive to help provide advice on its growth plans.
The New York Times reports that last month, Thrive hired Jon Winkelried, a former Goldman Sachs co-president, as a strategic adviser to provide guidance as the three-year-old venture capital firm continues to expand.
Winkelried is the most prominent addition yet by the firm, which has raised $200m since its inception. And it is perhaps the biggest perch yet for Winkelried since retiring from Goldman in 2009.
The newspaper also reports that Guggenheim Partners signaled its intention to continue building out its investment bank on Wednesday, announcing that it had hired Glenn H. Schiffman, a longtime deal maker at Lehman Brothers.
Schiffman, who is joining as a senior managing director, was most recently at the Raine Group, a boutique investment bank focused on the media and entertainment industries. Previously, he served as the head of investment banking in the Americas at Nomura of Japan.