Jeffrey M. Peek is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CIT Group Inc. (NYSE: CIT) a leading global commercial and consumer finance company. He joined CIT in 2003 as President and Chief Operating Officer.
Prior to CIT Peek was Vice Chairman of Credit Suisse First Boston LLC (CSFB) and was responsible for the firmís Financial Services Division including Credit Suisse Asset Management Pershing and Private Client Services. He was on the Group Executive Board of Credit Suisse Group as well as a member of CSFBís Executive Board and Operating Committee.
Before joining CSFB in 2002 Peek was with Merrill Lynch for nearly 20 years. While there he rose to the level of Executive Vice President of Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc. and was President of Merrill Lynch Investment Managers. He also served on the Executive Management Committee of Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc.
Peek is a graduate of the Woodrow Wilson School of Princeton University where he received a BA in International Affairs. He also received an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Peek is a trustee of Teachers College at Columbia University and Treasurer of the New York City Ballet. He is Chairman of the Advisory Council for the Bendheim Center for Finance at Princeton University and serves as a member of the New York Public Library Presidentís Council and on the Board of Directors of the Partnership for New York City. His other affiliations include the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the International Tennis Hall of Fame.