Edmund Kearns, v.p. and loan sales manager at Goldman Sachs, is set to leave the firm. After 16 years with Goldman, Kearns is said to be retiring for personal reasons. One buysider said he has "nothing but good things" to say about Kearns. Goldman has yet to find a replacement for Kearns, and it could not be determined if the firm would look to fill the spot internally or externally. Kearns declined to comment. A Goldman spokesman did not return calls.