Leader, Innovator, Entrepreneur

Chad A. Leat, retired Vice Chairman of Global Banking at Citigroup has nearly thirty years of markets and banking experience on Wall Street. He is an acknowledged leader and innovator in corporate credit and M&A finance having completed some of the largest acquisition financings completed. Over the years he has built and led numerous successful and profitable businesses at Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase and their predecessor companies. Mr. Leat joined Salomon Brothers in 1997 as a partner in High Yield Capital Markets and retired from Citigroup in 2013 as Vice Chairman. Over the years he served on the firm’s Investment Banking…...

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Chad A. Leat is an acknowledged leader and successful executive with a 30 year track record on Wall Street with a history of success in the Boardroom globally.

Citibank Global Banking

Vice Chairman (retired)

Vice Chairman (retired)

Citibank Global Banking is an internationally recognized investment bank and financial services corporation. Citibank was founded in 1812 with headquarters in New York, New York. The bank has 2,649 branches in 19 countries.

J. Crew Operating Corp

Chairman of the Board

Chairman of the Board

J.Crew Group, Inc. is an internationally recognized omni-channel retailer of women’s, men’s and children’s apparel, shoes and accessories. As of April 11, 2019, the Company operates 200 J.Crew retail stores, 131 Madewell stores, jcrew.comjcrewfactory.commadewell.com, and 173 factory stores (including 41 J.Crew Mercantile stores).

Norwegian Cruise Line

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Norwegian Cruise Line was founded in 1966. It is the third-largest cruise line in the world. The company is headquartered in Miami, FL. Norwegian Cruise Line controls approximately 8.7% of the total worldwide share of passengers. As of January 2018, there are 16 cruise ships operating, with 7 on order.

Midcap Financial, PLC

Chairman of the Board

Chairman of the Board

Midcap Financial, PLC was founded in 2008 and is a middle market-focused, specialty finance firm that provides senior debt solution to companies across all industries. As of December 2018, MidCap Financial has over $19 billion of commitments under management.

TPG Pace Holdings Corp

Member, Board of Directors

Member, Board of Directors

TPG Pace Holdings Corp is a special purpose acquisition company formed by TPG for the purpose of entering into a merger, stock purchase or similar business combination with one or more businesses. In June 2017, TPG Pace Holdings filed for an IPO, raising more than $450 million that month.

Parrish Art Museum

Trustee

Trustee

The Parrish Art Museum is an art museum established in 1897 and designed by Herzog & de Meuron architects. Each year, 15 temporary exhibits are presented, including new installations drawn from a world-class collection of more than 3,000 works, special exhibitions that reconsider the work of a single artist and group exhibitions that explore compelling themes.

Hamburg Commercial Bank

Supervisory Board Member

Supervisory Board Member

Hamburg Commercial Bank is a commercial bank founded in 2003 with headquarters in Hamburg, Germany. Considered to be the world’s largest provider of maritime finance, with a main focus on shipping, transportation, real estate and renewable energy.

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Towns in 20 Charts” illustrates the growing crisis of rural poverty with grim findings about income, male employment, education, diversity and mortality rates in 1,800 U.S. counties that are home to one in seven Americans. What’s more, every graphic showed this trend is getting worse.

Bored With Your Boardroom? Diversify

Why corporations would be wise to actively seek out a more diverse group of members.

It’s often said that change starts from the top. If that’s true, can someone please tell me why corporate boardrooms seem to be the last bastion of the privileged?

America is composed of diverse individuals. Individuals of different races, genders, sexual orientations and backgrounds are part of our national fabric, and they should be part of our workplace, including the boardroom. (Full disclosure: I may be another white male in his 60s, but I am also gay and from rural America.) So why aren’t they?

News About Chad

Citigroup VIce Chairman Leat to Depart

Chad Leat, a veteran Citigroup Inc. deal maker known for his golden Rolodex, is retiring from the company after 16 years.

02/20/2013

Tony Ingrao and Randy Kemper Design a Modern and Minimal New York Apartment

Working with architect Preston T. Phillips, Randy Kemper and Tony Ingrao of the design firm Ingrao Inc. created a sun-splashed, art-filled loft in Manhattan’s West Village for financier Chad Leat.

03/09/2017

Designer Alvise Orsini Crafts a Stunning Art-Filled Penthouse in Paris

Art collector Chad Leat’s apartment dazzles with sweeping views and blue-chip art

08/23/2018

Distinguished Kansan Chad Leat: Former Citigroup exec gives $1 million to KU scholarship

Chad Leat, retired vice chairman of global banking at Citigroup, in March made a $1 million scholarship gift commitment in support of LGBTQ students at the University of Kansas.

12/01/2018

Wall Streeters in the Hamptons Turn Out for Chad Leat at Parrish Gala

Chad Leat’s Wall Street friends followed him to the Parrish Art Museum Saturday night to see him honored by CNN’s Don Lemon.

07/16/2018

J.Crew Appoints Chad Leat as Chairman

J.Crew Appoints Chad Leat as Chairman. Drexler to Continue to Serve as a Strategic Advisor to the Company.

01/18/2019