Sean McKenna

Vice-President, Corporate Treasury / Goldman Sachs - Salt Lake City, United States

Key Info

  • Master of Management Studies
  • Bachelor of Management Studies
  • Finance
  • Economics

“If a boy from Koromatua can make it on Wall Street with the world’s best investment firm, then anyone can do it,” says Waikato graduate Sean McKenna.

After completing a Master of Management Studies in Finance, Sean moved to the United States in 2011 to take up a role in hedge funds at investment banking firm Goldman Sachs.

“The Kiwi can-do attitude is always valued, especially in the USA, and the Waikato culture has helped me advance faster than normal within the ranks in my position,” says Sean, who attended school at Church College in Hamilton.

Sean says he chose to study a business degree at Waikato Management School because of its “exceptional” finance department.

“It’s an amazing opportunity. I’ve proved that if you dream big, Waikato can open up any door and provide you with a solid foundation to achieve on both the national and international stage.”

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