The Private Equity CFO Association® (PECFOA) is a thought-leadership and networking organization with chapters in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C./Baltimore, Chicago/Midwest, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston, San Francisco/Palo Alto, and Los Angeles.  PECFOA has grown over the years to include more than 1,700 members comprised of senior level executives of private equity firms, buy-out, venture, credit strategies, infrastructure, secondaries, fund of funds, family offices, and real estate. PECFOA was established for CFOs by CFOs to enable peer-to-peer networking. Several of our chapters have also created Advisory Boards, enhancing membership by providing exclusive access to experts in various fields of the industry. The breadth of experience and willingness to collaborate is what makes PECFOA such a great resource for CFOs. Please consider becoming a member today.

If you have questions concerning membership, please contact Heidi Deiner, National Executive Director, at

PECFOA was founded by Citizens Financial Group is the sole corporate sponsor of the Association. For more than 20 years, Citizens has been offering superior service and customized financial solutions to the private equity community, a business sector with very unique and often extremely time sensitive banking needs. Our high touch customer service and extensive industry knowledge have enabled us to build strong relationships with our clients.

Mission Statement

Founded in 2001, PECFOA is the nation’s premiere professional organization for PE/VC CFOs, serving over 1,700 members in nine chapters across the country.


PECFOA provides an opportunity for members to build peer-to-peer relationships among industry financial leaders through a variety of educational meetings and social events.


PECFOA provides a platform for members to exchange insights and share information on current topics, either at in-person events or via our website and virtual programs.

Our members have access to high-quality programs and prominent guest speakers, helping members stay informed on best practices and relevant industry issues. CPE credit is offered when applicable.