CIT Group Inc., a leading provider of financing and advisory services to small businesses and middle market companies, has appointed Randall Chesler as president of CIT Bank, its U.S. commercial bank subsidiary.
He will be based in Salt Lake City, Utah, and report to CIT Bank’s board of directors. Chesler is currently vice chairman of CIT Bank and previously served as president of consumer finance and small business lending at CIT. He succeeds John Taylor who is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities and will assist in the transition.
“Randy’s experience in helping build CIT Bank, his background in technology, consumer finance and commercial lending will play an important role as we continue to grow the assets and deposits of CIT Bank,” said Raymond J. Quinlan, EVP, banking of CIT Group Inc. “I also want to thank John for his efforts over the past several years in helping to grow CIT Bank. I look forward to continuing to work with Randy in the future and wish John the very best in his future endeavors.”
Chesler has more than 25 years of leadership experience in the financial services and high-tech industries. Before joining CIT, he served as president and CEO of Size Technologies Inc., a consumer payments software company based in San Francisco. Before Size, he was GM of the U.S. card business and GM of Associates National Bank at Associates First Capital Corporation and served as EVP at Visa U.S.A., where he was responsible for member banks. Prior to Visa, he was an executive at Citibank, where, during the course of over a decade, he held a variety of senior line and staff positions. He is a past member of the American Financial Services Association board of directors, and is active in the Children’s Circle of Care, a group dedicated to the support of the leading children’s hospitals in North America. He received a BS in business administration and psychology from the State University of New York.