Goldman Sachs insurgent’s dad is hard on TPG workers


An entry-level banker helped spark a staff’ revolution at Goldman Sachs, however would he have tried to tug these shenanigans together with his dad? 

Last month, it was revealed that among the many first-year bankers who assembled a viral slide presentation that detailed brutal working situations at Goldman was Joey Coslet, 23, son of buyout baron Jonathan Coslet, who’s the vice chairman of private-equity big TPG. 

What’s lesser-known, nonetheless, is the truth that the elder Coslet has a repute himself for driving underlings arduous — and could also be even harder than Goldman’s boss, David Solomon, in terms of cracking the whip. 

In 2012, when the youthful Coslet would have been 14 years previous, Jonathan Coslet put down an analogous rebellion at TPG, the place entry-level associates had been chafing at their lengthy hours, in response to sources near the agency. 

“They were saying, ‘We don’t mind working 80 hours a week, but not 100,’ ” in response to one former TPG worker. “The culture was all hands on deck,” a second worker from that time frame mentioned. “Twenty-four seven. I never worked harder in my life, and I had already been at a New York City law firm.” 

As TPG’s chief funding officer on the time, Coslet might be fairly explicit about the way in which monetary fashions had been offered at conferences on potential offers, insiders mentioned. If a slide presentation wasn’t as much as snuff, Coslet didn’t hesitate to power a dealmaker to redo it a number of instances forward of companywide Monday conferences, a supply with direct information of the scenario mentioned. 

“You had to give it to him in the way he wanted. This table, this model and this forecast,” in response to the direct supply. “Associates would work all day Saturday and Sunday night for the noon Pacific time Monday meeting.” 

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Joey Coslet, Jonathan Coslet’s son, helped spark a staff’ revolution at Goldman Sachs.
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The end result? A weekly routine that appeared an terrible lot just like the one at Goldman, the place the youthful Coslet and his cohorts griped of “inhumane” working situations that had been hurting their bodily and psychological well being. 

At TPG, the junior associates’ laments over misplaced weekends by no means took written kind in a letter to Coslet, a lot much less a Power Point presentation that received leaked onto social media. Nevertheless, Coslet caught wind of the grumbling and “he felt he had to address it,” in response to the supply. 

Wasting no time, Coslet addressed the scenario on a repeatedly scheduled name with the agency’s rank and file. 

“He said to them on the call, ‘You have to go above and beyond. If you don’t like it, you can go somewhere else,’ ” the supply mentioned. “He talked about all the things he did when he joined TPG as its first associate — including carrying Bondo’s bags,” the supply added. 

“Bondo” can be TPG’s billionaire chairman David Bonderman, who has famously tapped big-ticket acts together with the Rolling Stones to entertain at his lavish events. 

TPG declined to remark. 

“So excited you will be working just a block away from my office,” the elder Coslet wrote to his son on Facebook final May, celebrating his son’s commencement and the Goldman gig. “Lots of lunches, if they let you out of work.” 

He added a smiley face.