Peter Goettler joined the Cato Institute as President and CEO in April, 2015. Prior to this, Goettler was most recently Head of Investment Banking and Debt Capital Markets-Americas, Head of Global Leveraged Finance, and Head of Global Loans at Barclays Capital. He concurrently served as CEO of Latin America for Barclays plc. Peter joined the board of the Cato Institute in September 2014. He serves on the board of trustees for the NYC-Southern NY Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, where he is a past board chair. Peter is a member of the Mont Pelerin Society and has traveled extensively meeting and assisting free market and libertarian organizations and freedom advocates in such countries as Nigeria, Namibia, Morocco, Iran, Nepal, Vietnam, and many others.

Goettler received BS and MS degrees in 1986 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.