WSO's Most Wanted CEOs

Inspired by a recent employer attractiveness survey, Jorge, an obscure yet devastatingly handsome writer for the world’s premiere finance community, Wall Street Oasis, has decided to run a survey on who are the most attractive CEO’s in Wall Street to work for.

Choosing from over 20 nominees from the world’s top banks, consulting, private equity, and fund management firms, monkeys from all over the world will vote in the comments section which 3 of the top CEOs, fund managers, or directors they want to work with the most.

The winning CEOs will most likely not be notified of their victory, but instead be given honorary awards here like:

1st place, The Monkey King

2nd place, The Monkey Prince

3rd place, The Monkey King’s cousin twice removed.

All votes will be valid until 7pm EST this Friday, and results will be released either 7pm Saturday or 7pm Monday, dependent on Jorge’s state of boredom over the weekend.

Without further ado, here are the nominees:

Private Equity Consulting Banking Fund Management
Henry Kravis-KKR Hans-Paul Bürkner-BCG Lloyd Blankfein-GS George Soros-Quantum
Steve Schwarzman-Blackstone Dominic Barton- McK Jamie Dimon–JPM Warren Buffet-BRK
David Rubinstein-Carlyle Steve Ellis- Bain Vikram Pandit-Citi Peter Lynch-Fido
Leon Black-Apollo James H. Quigley-Deloitte Brian Moynihan-BoA Paul Tudor Jones-Tudor
Steve Feinberg-Cerberus Shumeet Banerji-Booz James Gorman-MS John Arnold-Centaurus
Other Other Brady Dougan- CS David Einhorn-Greenlight
Oswald Grübel-UBS Julian Robertson-Tiger
Frank Quattrone-Qatalyst Stevie Cohen-SAC
Other James Simons-Rentech
John Paulson-Paulson
Bill Gross-PIMCO

I'll start;

Comments (36)

Nov 10, 2010 - 7:28pm


Although I will have to admit that Leon Black has by FAR the coolest name in this competition.

“Millionaires don't use astrology, billionaires do”
Nov 10, 2010 - 8:47pm


"Greed, in all of its forms; greed for life, for money, for love, for knowledge has marked the upward surge of mankind. And greed, you mark my words, will not only save Teldar Paper, but that other malfunctioning corporation called the USA."
Nov 10, 2010 - 9:26pm


For PE, I would have loved to say Teddy Forstmann but he is retired from the field. The other big name would have been Ronald Perelman of MacAndrews & Forbes Holding Co., another old name in the PE game. Instead, I'm going to go with Carl Icahn. Odd choice considering most people look for the most well known guys, but Icahn has had a long history at this. He's been involved in his fair share of battles as a raider and as an investor and I wouldn't count him out. He's just not as visible as some of the rest of the names suggested, but he can more than hold his own when he runs with the big boys.

As I know nothing about consulting, I abstain from that vote.

For Banking, I really hate all the CEOs of the major banks, but my vote goes to someone, again not on this list. While I was debating about Brady Dougan with Oswald Grubel, I thought to myself what would someone who loved DLJ LA do? And with that I nominate Ken Moelis, of Moelis and Company. Again, low key and under the radar selection...

For Hedge Funds, hands down Bruce Kovner of Caxton Associates. While I wanted to say Peter Lynch, and I really did, Kovner's been doing this since '83 at Caxton and has been doing the same despite not taking any new money into his fund. Just because a manager is not outspoken does not mean he fails to bring value to the table.

The Monkey King's Cousin, Twice Removed, by the way, looks a little like Jimmy Cayne.

Nov 11, 2010 - 3:19am


Funny cause I replaced Icahn with Lynch betting you'd pick him, and yeah, it was supposed to be The Monkey King's cousin twice removed, Jimmy. Haha.

Lotta love so far for Jamie, Soros, and PTJ. And none so far for the consulting guys.

People like Coldplay and voted for the Nazis, you can't trust people Jeremy
Nov 10, 2010 - 11:06pm


I know this is just three but I felt obliged to give Kravis some love, too. The fund managers are the people you'd most like to be, but I'm not sure they're guys you'd want to necessarily work for.

One of those lights, slightly brighter than the rest, will be my wingtip passing over.
Nov 11, 2010 - 9:35am

For "Other" can I put Tony Stark? I'd be down to switch to the tech sector if I could chill with Iron Man on a semi-regular basis.

“Millionaires don't use astrology, billionaires do”
Nov 11, 2010 - 1:56pm

Barton (yeah I'm a consulting fan)

Pretty women make us BUY beer. Ugly women make us DRINK beer.
Nov 11, 2010 - 2:06pm


What can I say... Just because Lynch is the man doesn't mean that I think he's the best fund manager out there. I'm sure not many people were thinking guys like Forstmann, Icahn or Perelman though. T. Boone Pickens was another one who I was considering to write in as well.

I'm curious as so what the rational is behind everyone's votes though. The why, to me, is more interesting than the who.

Nov 11, 2010 - 9:46pm


Soros in the lead so far
Dimon 2nd
tie for 3rd: PTJ and Buffett

Keep em coming, I'm actually curious

People like Coldplay and voted for the Nazis, you can't trust people Jeremy
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