Robert K. Steel was named CEO of Perella Weinberg Partners.
Mr. Steel will join the firm July 7 and will succeed Joseph Perella, who will remain as chairman, according to a news release.
Mr. Steel was previously New York City’s deputy mayor for economic development under former Mayor Michael Bloomberg from June 2010 to January 2014.
He also had been CEO of Wachovia Corp., where in 2008 he oversaw the sale of the firm to Wells Fargo Corp., as well as a term as under secretary for domestic finance at the U.S. Treasury Department. He also spent more than 30 years at Goldman Sachs Corp., where he eventually became vice chairman and member of the management committee before retiring in 2004 to become professor at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
Perella Weinberg spokeswoman Kara Findlay did not return phone calls by press time.