John Gerspach was named Chief Financial Officer of Citi in July 2009. He is responsible for the financial management of the company and also spearheads Citi's Expense Management and Citi Ventures initiatives. Prior to being named CFO, John was Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of Citi.
Mr. Gerspach has been with Citi since 1990 and has held various CFO and Chief Administrative Officer positions throughout the company. He has experience in both the Regional Consumer Banking and Institutional Clients Group and has worked closely with all of the regions, including serving as the CFO/CAO of Latin America.
Before joining Citi in 1990, Mr. Gerspach was CFO at Penn Central Industry Group. Prior to that, he was Comptroller for the Defense Contracting Group at ITT Corporation. His professional career began at Arthur Andersen & Company.
Mr. Gerspach earned his degree in accounting at the University of Notre Dame and is CPA certified in the State of New York. He is a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council.