Multinational retailer Walmart Inc. tapped two top officials of the Goldman Sachs Group to lead its new fintech startup, according to a Bloomberg report.
Walmart hired Goldman Sachs consumer banking chief Omer Ismail who led the Marcus consumer unit into a billion-dollar business in five years; along with one of his top lieutenants in Goldman, David Stark.
Goldman in recent months saw a higher-level management shuffle at its consumer business as the Marcus unit had $1.2 billion in annual revenue in 2020.
Walmart last month announced plans to enter the banking business through an independent venture in a tie-up with investment firm Ribbit Capital. Walmart will own majority of the startup.
Walmart chief executive Doug McMillon was quoted as saying that customers have been clamoring for financial services.
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