Byron Trott (born December 2, 1958) is an American banker. He is the chairman and CEO of BDT Capital Partners, a merchant bank that provides advice and capital to family-owned companies. Formerly, Trott was vice chairman of Investment Banking at Goldman Sachs. He has been considered to be one of the candidates to succeed Warren Buffett after he steps down from his position as CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. Buffett has called Trott “the only banker he trusts”.