Sarah Coombs and Andy Pratt
Met: May 2001
Engagement: July 15, 2006
Projected Wedding Date: Fall 2007
Andy Pratt, 29, a laidback graphic designer who recently started an eponymous greeting-card company, is marrying Sarah Coombs, 28, a bubbly candidate for an MFA at Tisch, specializing in set and production design. Wedding Read More
Smith Barney, the brokerage unit of the financial octopus known as Citigroup, must be wondering when talk of the infamous “Boom-Boom Room” will finally cease and desist.
The firm is still putting out public-relations fires related to the 1998 sex-discrimination settlement reached with women employees of the “Boom-Boom” era, as arbitration hearings lurch forward for Read More
Tales from the Boom-Boom Room: Women vs. Wall Street , by Susan Antilla. Bloomberg Press, 384 pages, $26.95.
Back in 1984, a young woman walked into the Garden City, N.Y., branch of Shearson / American Express, looking for a job as a stockbroker. Her first interview was so lavishly abusive that she thought it must Read More
On June 26, CNBC reporter Mike Huckman had no trouble finding ousted Salomon Smith Barney telecom analyst Jack Grubman outside his Upper East Side townhouse to ask him whether his downgrade of WorldCom stock had anything to do with rumors of fraud at the company.
Mr. Grubman said it was purely a coincidence, and then Read More
Akhil Sharma and Mohsin Hamid are pals. Young, wealthy and whip-smart, they earn nice mid-six-figure salaries in high-powered New York jobs.
Mr. Sharma, 29, is an investment banker at Salomon Smith Barney, works 80-hour weeks and lives on the Upper West Side. Mr. Hamid, 29, is a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, advises media Read More
A little over a year ago, the acronyms B2B and B2C stood for
a lot more than the Internet business models they referred to. The implications
of the terms “business to business” and “business to consumer” went far beyond
the executive summaries of the Internet business plans they defined. In those
byte-sized symbols, neatly wrapped Read More
this oneA little over a year ago, the acronyms B2B and B2C stood for a lot more than the Internet business models they referred to. The implications of the terms “business-to-business” and “business-to-consumer” went far beyond the executive summaries of the Internet business plans they defined. In those byte-sized symbols, neatly wrapped around a number, Read More
He has been hailed as a hero and castigated as a wuss. He has been singled out as a voice for the legions of shat-upon, sleep-deprived Wall Street analysts who slave their weekends away, and he has been lumped in with the new breed of spoiled young Streeters who whine about not having anyone to Read More
Pamela Martens is an unlikely feminist icon. She is a successful stockbroker with a colonial house in faux-WASP Garden City, L.I, a recently minted Jeep Cherokee, a loving husband, a well-groomed son and a cat named Fritzy. But Ms. Martens has a fight on her hands.
The demure broker is “Martens” in Martens v. Smith Read More