Grier joined Prudential as chief financial officer in May 1995, with responsibility for oversight of Treasury, Controllers, Tax and business line CFO functions. In 2002, he was named vice chairman, with responsibility for Financial Management.
Before joining Prudential, Grier was co-head of Chase Global Markets and an executive vice president of The Chase Manhattan Bank, N.A. In 1987, he was named Individual Banking Financial Management executive for The Chase Manhattan Corporation’s Retail Banking businesses. He was also previously responsible for Chase’s Business Policy, Asset Management and Financial Control and Analysis Divisions.
In 1983, Grier served as senior vice president of Lincoln First Bank, N.A., a forerunner of Chase Lincoln First Bank, N.A. He also served as Global Risk Management executive and treasurer of the bank and its parent company, Lincoln First Banks, Inc. In 1981, Grier assumed the position of economic and financial policy manager for the bank. He continued in these positions after The Chase Manhattan Corporation acquired Lincoln First in July 1984. Grier began his career at Lincoln First in 1978 as an economic analyst.
Grier was born in Albuquerque, N.M. He attended Eastern Illinois University where he received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in economics. Grier also earned an MBA in finance and corporate accounting from The University of Rochester.