As it looks to put together a new finance technology startup, retail giant Walmart (WMT) – Get Report is hiring top talent at Goldman Sachs (GS) – Get Report, according to a report by Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal.
The retailer is reportedly tapping Omer Ismail, who leads Goldman’s consumer bank, and his colleague David Stark, to join its effort with investment firm Ribbit Capital.
TheStreet‘s attempts to reach Ismail, Stark and Walmart by electronic messages were not immediately returned. Read more…..
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