Louisa G. Ritter

President, Pisces, Inc.

Louisa is the President of Pisces, Inc., a family office managing the investments and philanthropic activities of a Bay Area family.

Louisa has over 15 years of general management experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Pisces in 2016, she was with Goldman Sachs from 2001-2015. Most recently, she was Managing Director and President of Goldman Sachs Gives, overseeing all functions including strategy, operations, finance & reporting, donor services, marketing, communications, technology, and legal. Under Louisa’s leadership, GS Gives granted approximately $200 million per year directly to 3,000 charities in over 40 different countries. As a firm, Goldman Sachs was the second largest corporate giver in the world, and GS Gives’ global reach and unique charitable structure were unmatched. Prior to leading GS Gives, Louisa ran various Investment Banking businesses for Goldman Sachs from 2001-2012, including serving as Managing Director and COO of the West Coast Investment Banking Group and Chief of Staff of the Global Technology, Media, and Telecomm Investment Banking group. Under Louisa’s watch, the West Coast grew from a team of 60 professionals generating $425M in revenues, to 150 professionals generating over $1B. In addition to her Investment Banking responsibilities, she worked with the GS Executive Office globally on a wide variety of business, legal, compliance, marketing and, personnel issues, and also worked locally with the non-investment banking divisions (Private Wealth Management, Securities, Merchant Banking) on strategic and operational issues that impacted all of the businesses on the West Coast.

Prior to Goldman Sachs, Louisa spent 10 years at Montgomery Securities, which ultimately became Banc of America Securities. She provided financing and mergers & acquisitions services to growth companies, primarily in the consumer sector and was also a founding member of the Private Equity Coverage Group. When Nations Bank bought Montgomery and then Bank of America, she became Co-COO of the newly announced Global Corporate & Investment Banking Group, and for two years she worked on the architecture and implementation of the merger of the Corporate and Investment Banking businesses from the three entities to form Bank of America’s universal banking platform, comprised of 900 professionals.

Louisa has an MBA from Stanford and a BA from Yale. She grew up in New York City, and has lived in the Bay Area for the past 27 years with her family, which now includes 3 teenage children. As a result of her educational experiences and her children’s, she is deeply committed to supporting independent schools, and has served on various boards including St. Luke’s School, The Hamlin School, Marin Academy, and the Management Board of the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and has been an active and enthusiastic alum at the Spence School (in NYC) and Yale, as well. In addition, she has volunteered for various other Bay Area non-profits over the years in leadership and non-leadership roles.