Kirt Gardner became a member of the UBS group executive board and was appointed group chief financial officer of UBS Group AG in January 2016. He was CFO of Wealth Management from 2013 to 2015.
Before he joined UBS, he held a number of leadership positions at Citigroup, including CFO and head of strategy within global transaction services from 2010 to 2013; head of strategy, planning and risk strategy for the corporate and institutional division from 2006 to 2010; and head of global strategy and cost management from 2004 to 2006.
Prior to this, Gardner held the position of global head of financial services strategy for BearingPoint, with whom he worked in Asia and New York for four years. From 1994 to 2000, he was managing director with Barents Group, working in the United States, Asia, Latin America and Europe.
Gardner holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Williams College, a master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA in finance from Wharton School.