Raymond McGuire is Citi’s Head of Global Banking which includes Corporate and Investment Banking. He is based in New York. He has responsibility for leading the coverage of Global Industries and clients and executing strategic transactions. Mr. McGuire is a member of Citi’s Business Development Committee, the Institutional Clients Group Executive Committee and the Institutional Clients Group Business Practices Committee. At Citi, Mr. McGuire has advised on transactions valued at more than $200 Billion, including representing Time Warner in its separation of Time Warner Cable ($45.0 Billion); 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, UST in its sale to Altria ($12.0 Billion) and Wyeth [former Director] in its sale to Pfizer ($68 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 International Center of Photography (formerly President of the Board), Lincoln Center (Trustee), 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). Formerly, he was a Director of the Wyeth Corporation (Nominating & Governance Committee). In the past, he has served on the boards of 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.
In April 2009, he was bestowed the Humanitarian Leadership Award from CUP (“Council of Urban Professionals”). In February 2009, he was featured in Black Enterprise Magazine as one of the “100 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America”. In May 2008, he was presented the Frederick Douglas Award by the New York Urban League. In April 2008, he was inducted by Morehouse College as one of the inaugural members of the Martin Luther King, Jr. International Board of Renaissance Leaders. In October 2006, he was featured on the cover of Black Enterprise Magazine as one of the most powerful Blacks on Wall Street. He was recognized by Avenue Magazine as one of New York’s “50 Smartest”.
Mr. McGuire has been honored by 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 MBA and JD from Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School (1984), and an AB, cum laude, from Harvard College (1979). 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.