(New York, New York — June 23, 2022) Today the Innocence Project announced that Sara Naison-Tarajano, Partner and global head of Private Wealth Management Capital Markets and global head of the Apex family office business within Consumer and Wealth Management (CWM) at Goldman Sachs, has been elected to its Board of Directors.
A 23-year veteran of Goldman Sachs, Ms. Naison-Tarajano oversees the transactional business in Private Wealth Management across asset classes. She also oversees the Apex business that partners with private wealth advisors to deliver tailored investment opportunities and services to family offices. She is a member of the Partnership Committee, the Firmwide Suitability Committee, the CWM Inclusion and Diversity Council (IDC) where she is on the Steering Committee and is an IDC Pillar Lead. She is also the former co-head of the CWM Women’s Network.
“We are thrilled to welcome Ms. Naison-Tarajano to the Innocence Project Board of Directors. Sara brings invaluable wealth and investment expertise which will be of enormous benefit to the organization as we continue to take on and fund new and ambitious work. Of equal importance is her commitment to equity and the exceptional work she has done on the Inclusion and Diversity Council at Goldman Sachs. I have no doubt Sara will be a powerful force in the organization and in the fight for a more fair and just criminal legal system,” said Innocence Project Board Chair, Jack Taylor.
“Sara Naison-Tarajano is a respected leader in her field and we are excited to have her on the Innocence Project Board,” said Christina Swarns, Executive Director of the Innocence Project. “Sara recognizes the value and importance of diversity, equity and inclusion and she has used her platform to promote powerful and lasting change at Goldman Sachs. I look forward to collaborating with Sara to create equitable and compassionate systems of justice for everyone.”
Ms. Naison-Tarajano joined Goldman Sachs as an analyst in the Investment Banking Division in 1999 and was named managing director in 2012 and partner in 2020. Prior to her current role, she led the Markets Coverage Group for the Americas, structured cross product derivatives for institutional clients of the Emerging Markets desk in the Securities Division, and was a member of the Single Stock Risk Management team in Equity Derivatives, helping individuals and family offices manage large stock positions.
“I am honored and humbled to be joining the board of directors of the Innocence Project,” said Ms. Naison-Tarajano. “For my entire adult life, I have watched with admiration as this incredible organization battled to both exonerate the wrongfully convicted and reform our criminal justice system. The Innocence Project has done an astounding amount of good, and yet there is still so much work to be done. I look forward to joining this crucial fight for social and racial justice reform.”
Ms. Naison-Tarajano earned a B.A., cum laude with distinction, in American Studies from Yale College. She is a native of Brooklyn, New York where she currently lives with her family.