PETER GELB, Partner & Chief Financial Officer
Peter is a seasoned chief financial officer for both investment advisory and banking businesses. As the CFO of New World Advisors, Peter is responsible for the firm’s business and investment finances.
Peter’s career in financial services has spanned a broad range of experience in retail and commercial banking, including financial management, balance sheet management and securitization for Chemical Bank (now J.P. Morgan Chase) and a division of Deutsche Bank. During his banking tenure, he was the controller of Chemical Bank’s Retail Banking Division and CFO of their Mortgage Division.
Prior to entering banking, Peter worked as a strategy consultant with The Michael Allen Company, a boutique strategy consulting firm. He was an advisor to major corporations, with a focus on financial services, where his clients included banks, insurance companies, and specialty lenders. Prior to that, he was a financial analyst for W.R. Grace, where his work included analyzing venture capital opportunities and mergers and acquisition opportunities. Peter began his career as an accountant and is a New York State licensed CPA. He holds a BS in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a member of the lightweight crew, and an MBA from Columbia University.