Philip H. Geier Jr. ’58
The Geier Group
Philip Geier became chairman and chief executive officer of the Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc., in 1980. He retired from this position at the end of December 2000.
In February 2001, he formed the Geier Group to provide consulting/advisory services in the marketing, communications, and venture capital areas.
Additionally, Mr. Geier is a senior advisor for Lazard Frères & Co. LLC and serves on the boards of directors of AEA Investors, Inc., and Fiduciary Trust International. His philanthropic relationships as director or trustee include Autism Speaks, the International Tennis Hall of Fame, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Save the Children Federation, Inc., and the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Mr. Geier holds a BA in economics from Colgate University (1957) and an MBA in marketing and finance from Columbia Business School (1958).