Susan Skerritt

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Previous Experience

  • Chairwoman, Chief Executive Officer, and President, Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas 
  • Executive Vice President, Bank of New York Mellon
  • Partner, Treasury Strategies
  • Principal, Morgan Stanley
  • Senior Manager, Ernst & Young
  • Vice President, Manufacturers Hanover Trust Co.

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Susan Skerritt

Senior Adviser

Susan advises Promontory banking clients on business strategy and board-governance matters.


She has more than 35 years of experience in high-level positions in commercial banking. Prior to joining Promontory, Susan served as the chairwoman, chief executive officer, and president of Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas, the U.S. commercial bank of Deutsche Bank, and was a board member of its intermediate holding company, Deutsche Bank USA. At Deutsche Bank, she led its transaction-banking businesses in the Americas, as well as its global correspondent-banking business during a period of extensive market change. In these roles, Susan made significant contributions to industry thinking about de-risking, new financial technologies, and regulatory compliance. At BNY Mellon, she held a variety of increasingly senior roles in cash management, trade finance, and securities servicing. Prior to that, Susan served as a partner and board member at consulting firm Treasury Strategies, establishing its New York office and leading its practice advising commercial banks and large and midsize corporations on treasury and financial-management matters. Early in her career, she worked for Morgan Stanley, Ernst & Young, and Manufacturers Hanover Trust Co.


  • M.B.A., international business and finance, New York University Stern School of Business 
  • B.A., economics, Hamilton College

Affiliations, Awards, and Civic Engagements

  • Independent director, RBC USA Holdco Corp. 
  • Charter trustee, Hamilton College
  • Director, Brooklyn Hospital Center

Representative Engagements

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