Mark B. Grier, vice chairman of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU), is a member of the firm’s Office of the Chairman and of its board of directors.
He oversees the Finance, Risk Management, Chief Investment, Corporate Actuarial, Global Business and Technology Solutions, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Global Marketing and Communications functions. In addition, Grier leads Global Strategic Initiatives, which oversees Prudential’s international retirement and China strategies.
Grier joined Prudential as chief financial officer in May 1995, and in 2002 he was named vice chairman, following the company’s initial public offering in December 2001.
Before joining Prudential, Grier was co-head of Chase Global Markets and an Executive Vice President of The Chase Manhattan Bank, N.A. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President of Lincoln First Bank, N.A., a forerunner of Chase Lincoln First Bank, N.A. Grier began his career at Lincoln First in 1978 as an economic analyst.
He has a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in economics from Eastern Illinois University, and an MBA in finance and corporate accounting from The University of Rochester.