Carrera

After completing his studies, working for Kissinger Associates in Washington, DC, for three years and then joined the International Affairs Division of the U.S. Treasury Department in 1988. He was deputy undersecretary for monetary and financial policy (1995-1996), senior deputy assistant secretary for International Affairs (1996-1997), assistant secretary for International Affairs (1997-1998).
He was Deputy Secretary of Treasury for International Affairs (1998-2001) under Treasury Secretaries Robert Rubin and Lawrence Summers. Summers was his mentor.
In 2002 left the Treasury to participate in the Council on Foreign Relations as a Senior Fellow in International Economics Department. In the International Monetary Fund director of the Policy Development and Review Department (2001-2003).
In October 2003, was appointed chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Once there, he became Vice President of the Republic Federal Open Market Committee of the Fed in 2006, also became a member of the Washington-based financial advisory body of the Group of Thirty.
In March 2008, arranged the surrender and sale of Bear Stearns. As an officer of the Treasury, helped manage multiple international crises of the 1990s in Brazil, Mexico, Indonesia, South Korea and Thailand.
On November 24, 2008, President-elect Barack Obama appoint Geithner as Treasury Secretary. Geithner believes, along with Hank Paulson, the Treasury Department new authority to give response to the financial crisis of 2008.