Gary T. Jones, IM 1971
Managing Director (retired), Credit Suisse First Boston (USA)
A successful professional and a valued alumnus of Georgia Tech, Gary Jones has continued to give liberally of his time, energy, and financial resources to support the Georgia Tech community, and he has inspired countless others to follow his lead.
After graduating from Georgia Tech, Jones earned an MBA from The Darden School at the University of Virginia. In 1974, he started at the investment banking firm, Donaldson, Lufkin, & Jenrette (DLJ) in sales and trading. In 1978, he moved to L. F. Rothschild where he worked for 10 years and was their youngest partner in charge of High Grade Corporate Bond Trading and Sales.
In 1988, he returned to DLJ as global sales manager for the Fixed Income Division. DLJ eventually merged with Credit Suisse First Boston, an arm of Credit Suisse Group which has almost 150 years of experience and operates in over 50 countries with 60,880 employees.
Now retired as managing director of Credit Suisse First Boston Financial Institutions, Jones has launched a new career as a professor of the practice in the Scheller College of Business, teaching a course for MBA candidates and upper classmen on Management of Financial Institutions. He serves as Vice Chair and Chair – Elect of the Georgia Tech Foundation Board of Trustees. He has previously served as Treasurer and as Chairman of the Finance Committee, the Invest Committee, and the Development Committee.
In 2008, Jones received the Joseph Mayo Pettit Distinguished Service Award, the highest honor conferred by Georgia Tech and the Alumni Association. Jones is currently Vice Chair of the Georgia Tech Capital Campaign Steering Committee and served as Chairman of the Class of 1971 40th Reunion Committee. A charter member of the Hill Society, Jones is a former member of the Alexander Tharpe Board of Trustees and the Ivan Allen College Executive Advisory Board. He is currently Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Piedmont Hospital.
He graciously funded the Gary T. and Elizabeth R. Jones Chair in Management. In honor of his wife "Libby" and his generosity and commitment, the College dedicated the Gary T. and Elizabeth R. Jones Career Center. Most recently the Evelyn T. and Mallory C. Jones and the Helen W. and John T. Rhett Classrooms were named in honor of Gary and Libby Jones' parents.
Jones and his wife, who is an attorney, recently returned to Atlanta after living in the New York area for more than 30 years. They have two children: daughter Taylor, a graduate of Dartmouth who received her MBA from The Wharton School and currently works for GE Capital in Chicago; and son Grier, a graduate of Amherst College, who served as a Captain and Infantry Officer in the U S Marine Corp for 6 years with two deployments in Iraq, and also received his MBA from the Wharton School. He lives and works in New York with Credit Suisse in its Investment Banking Group.