Raymond J. McGuire is Citi’s Global Head of Corporate and Investment Banking (“CIB”). He is based in New York. Mr. McGuire is a member of the Institutional Clients Group Executive Committee, the Institutional Clients Group Business Practices Committee and a Board Member of Citigroup Global Markets Inc. Mr. McGuire actively leads and manages the CIB and has advised on numerous transactions valued at well over $600 Billion, including representing Time Warner: [Takeover Defense (≈$95.0 Billion)], Wyeth [former Member Board of Directors} in its sale to Pfizer ($68 Billion), Time Warner in its separation of Time Warner Cable ($45.0 Billion); Colgate’s acquisition of Sanex, Conoco Phillips Co.’s ($36.0 Billion) acquisition of Burlington Resources; Koch Industries’ ($21.0 Billion) acquisition of Georgia Pacific; EDS in its sale to Hewlett Packard ($13.0 Billion); SABIC’s ($12.0 Billion) acquisition of GE Plastics, and UST in its sale to Altria ($12.0 Billion).
Prior to joining Citi, Mr. McGuire was the Global Co-Head of Mergers & Acquisitions at Morgan Stanley; Managing Director in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group of Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc.; and one of the original members of Wasserstein Perella & Co., Inc. where he became a Partner/Managing Director in 1991. He started his career in 1984 in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group of The First Boston Corporation. Presently, Mr. McGuire serves on several boards including: De La Salle Academy (Chairman of the Board), FAPE [“Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies”] (Board Member), the Alex Hillman Family Foundation (Trustee), the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace(Trustee), the International Center of Photography (formerly President of the Board), New York-Presbyterian Hospital (Trustee), The New York Public Library (Trustee and member of the Executive Committee), the Studio Museum in Harlem (Chairman of the Board), Whitney Museum of American Art (Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Nominating Committee) and the Citi Foundation (Board Member). Formerly, he was a Director of the Wyeth Corporation (Nominating & Governance Committee). In the past, he has served on the boards of Lincoln Center, the Joseph & Claire Flom Foundation, the Howard Gilman Foundation, the Hotchkiss School, and the San Remo Tenants’ Corporation (formerly President of the Board). He has also served on various Visiting Committees at Harvard University, as well as a member of the Overseers/Directors Nominating Committee. Mr. McGuire has received numerous honors and distinctions including the Theodore Roosevelt Award from the Legal Aid Society, the John C. Whitehead Social Enterprise Award from Harvard Business School Club NY, Public Service Award from Big Brothers, Big Sister, the Trailblazer Award from the MBBA, the Humanitarian Leadership Award from CUP (“Council of Urban Professionals”) and the Frederick Douglas Award from the New York Urban League. He was also recognized by New York’s Avenue Magazine as one of New York’s “50 Smartest” and by Crain’s as one of the “Most Connected New Yorkers”. He was inducted by Morehouse College as one of the inaugural members of the Martin Luther King, Jr. International Board of Renaissance Leaders. He was featured in Black Enterprise Magazine as one of the “100 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America” and on the cover of Black Enterprise Magazine as one of the most powerful Blacks on Wall Street. Mr. McGuire has been honored by New York Needs You, the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Art for Life Foundation. Pratt Institute honored him as its inaugural distinguished “Patron of the Arts”. He has also been honored with Harvard Business School’s African-American Student Union’s Professional Achievement Award, has presented at Harvard Law School’s Traphagen Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series and emceed the first Harvard College Black Alumni Weekend. He received his M.B.A. and J.D. from Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School (1984), and an A.B., cum laude, from Harvard College (1979). He received a L.H.D. from Pratt Institute (2011).He also attended the University of Nice, France while on a Rotary Fellowship (1980). He has had legal experience at the law firms of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom as well as Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler.