Keith graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a B.S. in Mathematics in 1981 and he joined GE Power Systems on the Financial Management Program. He joined the Corporate Audit Staff in 1985 where he spent seven years in various positions including Executive Audit Manager and Manager of Programs and Planning. He completed his MBA at Columbia University in 1991 and he joined GE Aircraft Engines as the Manager of Finance for the Commercial Engine Operation. In 1993, he joined GE Plastics as the Manager of Finance for European Operations. In 1995, Keith joined GE Medical Systems as the Manager of Finance and Financial Services. He was promoted to Vice President in July 1996. In December of 1998, Keith was promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of GE. In July 2007, Keith was named Vice Chairman and CFO of GE. Effective July 1, 2013, Keith was promoted to Chairman & CEO of GE Capital, and will continue his role as Vice Chairman of GE.
Keith serves on the boards of the University of Notre Dame’s Advisory Council for the College of Business Administration, Columbia Business School’s Board of Overseers, and buildOn’s Global Leadership Council.
Keith, his wife Janet and their three children, Jake, Zach, and Maggie, live in Weston, Connecticut.
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