CEO & Chief Credit Officer
With over 35 years of banking experience, Leigh focused on structuring innovative financings for individuals, corporate and institutional clients, in the US and globally. Prior to joining NYPF, Leigh was a Managing Partner and Chief Credit Officer of Boxwood Strategic Advisors, an advisory firm to wealthy families and entrepreneurs.
Leigh served as Managing Director and Head of Deutsche Bank’s (“DB”) US private bank lending business and a member of the Executive Management Committee of DB’s US Private Wealth Management division. He was Chairman of Deutsche Bank Private Clients Corporation and a board member of Deutsche Bank Trust Company, N.A., two private banking subsidiaries of DB. Leigh led DB’s US private bank lending business for seven years, structuring numerous financings for entrepreneurs, family business owners and other substantial private investors. In his management roles, Leigh was responsible for the creation and implementation of DB’s global private banking risk assessment and credit management procedures, as well as credit product development.
Prior to DB’s acquisition of Bankers Trust Company (“BT”) in 1999, Leigh headed BT’s Private Bank Global Lending business which had professional banking teams and loan portfolios in the US, Europe and Asia. He began his banking career at BT, and initially spent 12 years managing financing relationships with governments, institutions, and corporations in the Middle East and Africa, ultimately heading BT’s wholesale and merchant banking activities in that region. Subsequently, he managed corporate finance leveraged transaction teams in BT’s European Merchant Bank in London.
Leigh is a graduate of Princeton University and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School.