Steven M. Scopellite joined Akamai as a director in January 2014. Recognized as a top financial technology leader, Mr. Scopellite’s distinguished, 28-year career at Goldman Sachs includes having served as global head of the firm’s 8,000-person Technology Division and as chief information officer.
During his tenure at Goldman Sachs, Mr. Scopellite played a key role in the development of the firm’s global funding platform and early expansion into electronic trading. His leadership efforts were instrumental in strengthening the firm’s business resiliency and in helping Goldman Sachs adapt to the rapidly changing regulatory environment. His work has earned him recognition on Institutional Investor’s recent Tech 50 list.
Mr. Scopellite joined Goldman Sachs in 1986 as a software engineer in the firm’s financing functions. He moved to London in 1993 to lead technology in support of the firm’s expansion into new markets across Europe and Asia, and returned to New York in 1996 to take responsibility for the build-out of its early electronic trading platform. He later assumed additional responsibility for Equities Technology before becoming co-chief operating officer of the Technology Division in 2004. He was named co-chief information officer of the firm in 2007 and became chief information officer in 2011.
Mr. Scopellite is a member of the National Board of Directors for Computers for Youth and has served as a special advisor to the National Society of Black Engineers.