Wall Street 50 – 2007

Patrick Henry Dowling/CIT Aerospace and Defense Finance

Since October 2005, Patrick Henry Dowling has been the Managing Director and General Manager of CIT Aerospace and DefenseFinance. In his time at CIT, a leading provider of commercial and consumer financing solutions. Dowling has been responsible for expanding the global reach of CIT Aerospace & Defense Finance by providing solutions for manufacturers, suppliers and service providers seeking debt, leasing and structured financing. Dowling, who received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Fordham University and a Juris Doctorate from Pace University School of Law, began his career at Price Waterhouse and The Continental Group. In 1984, he began working at GE Commercial Finance and Liter served as Managing Director and Industry Leader-Aerospace and Defense for GE Commercial and Industrial Finance. Dowling is an active member of the American Institute of CPA’s and the Connecticut Society of CPAs. as well as the National Chamber Foundation of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Institute for Defense & Business. A second-generation Irish American, Dowling mother’s family hails from County Cork. He is married to Kate and has three sons: Patrick (Paddy), Connor, and Mackenzie (Mack).