David Alexander Finley died Dec. 31, 2014 in Chapel Hill, N.C., following an extended illness. He was 82. Mr. Finley was a longtime summer resident of Edgartown and West Tisbury, for nearly 40 years.

A native of Marion, N.C., Mr. Finley was born in 1932 to a high school math teacher and U.S. postmaster. He held a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from North Carolina State University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He served as first lieutenant in the Air Force based in Charleston, S.C., from 1954 to 1956 and retired as a captain in the U.S. Air Force Reserve in 1960.

Mr. Finley was treasurer of IBM when he retired in 1989 after 30 years with the company. He was also the founder of the IBM Credit Corporation, established in 1981, serving as its chief executive through five years of profitable growth to over $5 billion in assets, 750 employees, and $125 million of earnings. Prior to founding IBM Credit, he served as CFO of IBM Europe, Middle East and Africa, headquartered in Paris.

Following his time at IBM, Mr. Finley served as a director, CFO, chairman and/or consultant for a number of financial institutions and technology companies, including Thomson Reuters Elite (formerly Broadway & Seymour), Naviant Technology Solutions, Optum Inc., Hungarian Telephone & Cable Corporation, Intelligroup, Legent Corporation, ORIX USA, Prudential Institutional Fund, Equifax eMarketing Solutions, Nakagama and Wallace Investment Management, and Cornerstone Asset Management Partners.

Mr. Finley was a member of the Edgartown Yacht Club and president of the Katama Association. He was also a trustee of Pace University and served on the boards of the IBM Credit Corporation, St. Agnes Hospital, American Hospital of Paris, and Prudential Institutional Fund.

Mr. Finley is survived by his wife Kathleen Finley; two daughters, Amanda Finley and Courtney Finley Grinnell; and a son, Christopher Finley.

A service will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 13, at the Larchmont Avenue Presbyterian Church in Larchmont, N.Y. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions in Mr. Finley’s name to the Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust and Musée Rodin in Paris.