John Thain Chairman
John Thain has 40 years of experience in the financial services sector, and has held multiple senior leadership positions at some of the world’s largest financial institutions. Most recently, he served as CEO and Chairman of CIT Group where he successfully led the firm out of bankruptcy protection, lowered the firm’s funding costs, improved returns and grew CIT to more than $50 billion in assets. Prior to CIT, Thain was the last CEO and Chairman of Merrill Lynch before orchestrating a sale to Bank of America at the height of the financial crisis. He was also CEO of the New York Stock Exchange, where he led the NYSE through successful mergers with Archipelago Holdings and Euronext to create the world’s largest and most liquid exchange group, and spent nearly 25 years at Goldman Sachs, where he served as President, Co-COO, CFO, and Head of Operations, Technology and Finance.
Thain currently serves as a Member of the Board of Directors at Uber Technologies and as a Member of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Bank AG. He earned his BS from MIT and an MBA from Harvard Business School.