CIT announced the appointment of Randall (Randy) Chesler as president of CIT Bank, its U.S. commercial bank subsidiary. He will be based in Salt Lake City, UT, and report to CIT Bank’s board of directors. Chesler is currently vice chairman of CIT Bank and previously served as president of Consumer Finance and Small Business Lending at CIT. He succeeds John Taylor who will assist in the transition and pursue opportunities outside CIT Bank.

“Randy’s experience in helping build CIT Bank, his background in technology, consumer finance and commercial lending will play an important role as we continue to grow the assets and deposits of CIT Bank,” said Raymond J. Quinlan, executive vice president, Banking of CIT Group. “I also want to thank John for his efforts over the past several years in helping to grow CIT Bank. I look forward to continuing to work with Randy in the future and wish John the very best in his future endeavors.”

Chesler has more than 25 years of leadership experience in the financial services and high-tech industries. Before joining CIT, he served as president and CEO of Size Technologies, a consumer payments software company based in San Francisco. Before Size, he was general manager of the U.S. Card business and general manager of Associates National Bank at Associates First Capital and served as executive vice president at Visa U.S.A., where he was responsible for member banks. Prior to Visa, he was an executive at Citibank, where, during the course of over a decade, he held a variety of senior line and staff positions.