Ashley Caldwell, MBA, BA (Hon)
A dual Canadian-American citizen, Ashley Caldwell is a Senior Vice President in Global Banking & Markets at Goldman Sachs (GS) in New York City. She leads GS’ Aerospace & Defence and Government Services, and Business Services sub-sectors within the Leveraged Finance Industrials vertical, helping clients execute institutional debt financings for acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, refinancings and other capital markets transactions.
Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Ashley was a Vice President in RBC Capital Market’s Leveraged Finance Group. Ashley joined RBC in 2013 as a member of the Graduate Leadership Program, a cross-enterprise rotational program offered to a select number of highly qualified MBA graduates who demonstrate an outstanding track record of leadership and excellence in academic and extracurricular activities.
Prior to her MBA, Ashley was a sales leader within IBM Canada, recognized for originating new business by successfully managing customer relationships and leading multidisciplinary teams.
Ashley has a passion and personal commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion with significant non-profit board experience. She is an active board member of the Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center’s Advisory Board, which is dedicated to improving the lives of people with cerebral palsy. Ashley was also the former board chair of the Canadian Council of Rehabilitation and Work, a non-profit with a mission to promote and support meaningful and equitable employment for individuals with disabilities.
Ashley is currently a member of Goldman Sachs’ Disability Network, acting as co-chair of the New York / New Jersey recruiting effort. Prior to joining GS, she was co-chair of RBC Capital Market’s “RHeart” employee Resource Group, which supported the advancement, recruitment and retention of professionals with invisible and visible disabilities at the firm. Ashley’s leadership at RBC and within the community were recognized and rewarded. In 2019, she received RBC’s Performance Conference Award, granted to the top 1% of RBC employees globally. She was also the recipient of RBC Capital Market’s “Diversity & Inclusion” Award in 2018, which donated US$10,000 to a non-profit of her choice.
Ashley has a physical and mobility-related disability. She walks with a cane for balance.
Board Memberships and Committee Experience
- Member, Disability Network, Goldman Sachs (2022 – present)
- Trustee, Foundation Board, Branksome Hall (2019 – present)
- Member, Advisory Board, Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center (2016 – present)
- Co-Chair, RBC Capital Market’s “RHeart” Employee Resource Group (2019 – 2021)
- Member, Board of Governors, Branksome Hall (2012 – 2015)
- Chair, Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work (2010 – 2020)
Education and Credentials
- Executive MBA, Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management and York University, Schulich School of Business (2012)
- Honours BA (Double Major – Political Science, and Communications, Culture and Information Technology), University of Toronto (2008)