Peter R. Knitzer

Peter R. Knitzer, Director, President, and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Knitzer has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Regional since May 2017. From August 2016 until May 2017, Mr. Knitzer served as Chief Executive Officer of Regional. He has also been a director of Regional since July 2015. Before joining Regional, Mr. Knitzer acted as an advisor to financial services companies since 2013. Prior to 2013, he served as Executive Vice President and head of the Payments group at CIBC and President and Director at E*TRADE Bank. Prior to joining E*TRADE, Mr. Knitzer spent 14 years at Citigroup in various senior roles, including Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Citibank North America; Business Head, Cross-Sell Customer Management for all Citigroup businesses; and EVP/Managing Director of Citi Cards, Citigroup’s leading global credit card business. Mr. Knitzer has also previously held senior marketing positions at Chase Manhattan Bank, American Express, and Nabisco Brands. He received his M.B.A. in Marketing and Finance from Columbia University Graduate School of Business and his B.A. in Political Science from Brown University. Mr. Knitzer also served as a Director for Habitat for Humanity from 2008 to 2014, including Board Chair from 2011 to 2013, and on the Advisory Board of Columbia University Business School’s Lang Center for Entrepreneurship from 2015 to 2018.