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Jax Daily Record Tuesday, Nov. 13, 200112:00 PM EST

Profile: Stephen Goldman

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Stephen Goldman is the senior client manager of commercial banking for Bank of America.

WHAT DO YOU DO?

“My responsibility is to work with companies with annual revenue of $10 to $750 million, to understand their financial needs and design solutions to meet their needs.”

COMPANY MAN

Outside of a year and a half stint at SouthTrust, working as a corporate banking manager, Goldman has been with the bank for 16 years. “SouthTrust was a good opportunity, but I came back because Bank of America has better resources to meet my client’s needs.” Goldman worked in the financial strategies department at NationsBank before it merged with Bank of America.

EDUCATION

Goldman received a master’s degree in

business administration from the University of Florida.

WHY GO INTO BANKING?

“Because of my financial expertise and outgoing personality. I like to work with people. I get to use my financial knowledge and business development skills in a commercial banking career.”

WHAT’S ENJOYABLE ABOUT IT?

“Working with a variety of companies and individuals to understand their financial needs and designing solutions to meet those needs.”

THE CHALLENGE?

“Designing financial solutions during tough economic times like now.”

HOW IS BUSINESS SINCE SEPT. 11?

“We’re seeing less demand for credit principally because companies are holding off on major capital investments in these uncertain times. Different industries are impacted by security measures: how we do business, how we buy things will be different. There are pockets of industries that will do well and those that won’t do well.”

HOMETOWN

Jacksonville.

FAMILY

Beauclerc is where Goldman, his wife Jackie and their two sons, Andrew and Alec reside. Goldman’s wife has received acclaim for her fine art children’s puzzles, which can be seen at the Metropolitan Museum in New York.

HOBBIES

Catching a musical or play in New York ranks high on Goldman’s list of entertaining things to do. Locally, he enjoys visiting the beach, playing golf and tennis or coaching one of his son’s sports teams. When he’s looking for a good meal, he chooses Matthew’s on the Southbank. From the bookshelf, he likes “How to Win Friends and Influence People.”

PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC AFFILIATIONS

President of the Jewish Community Alliance; the Chamber’s finance committee and the finance and resource allocation committee of United Way.

KEEPSAKES

As a Wimbledon spectator in his youth, Goldman convinced tennis greats Chris Everett Lloyd, John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors to pose with him for a photograph.

— by Monica Chamness

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