Margaret Holen

Lecturer at Princeton University & Advisor Thinknum

Margaret Holen is a Lecturer at Princeton in the Operations Research and Financial Engineering department, where she is launching a course on financial technology and data-driven innovation. She also works with startup technology companies as an investor and advisor, notably to ThinkNum, a provider of alternative data and business intelligence tools.

After earning a PhD in mathematics from Princeton, Margaret pursued a career in data and analytics in finance, primarily at Goldman Sachs as a partner. She led efforts that spanned the firm’s business units and engaged extensively with clients across industries on systematic decision making and risk management. At Goldman, she founded, led, and scaled diverse technical teams in equities, fixed income, credit, foreign exchange, and mortgages.

She currently serves as a trustee for the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI), as Vice-Chair for the Riverside Park Conservancy, and on the Goldman Sachs Foundation Investment Committee.