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Richard Fairbank Lives Up to His Name, Reshapes Modern Finance

In retail banking, Capital One punches above its weight in brand recognition thanks to the vision of its Co-Founder, CEO, and Chairman, Richard Fairbank. After starting his career as a strategy consultant, Fairbank came up with the idea for Capital One in 1987. The primary strength of his company lay in the fact that it was not merely a credit card issuer…

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CEO Larry Fink Builds BlackRock Empire from Modest Means

The son of a shoe store owner, Larry Fink rose to become one of the most prominent financial figures in the world. Fink is best known for his roles as Chairman and CEO of BlackRock. In the years since Fink cofounded the company in 1988, he has built one of the world’s most powerful asset-management houses, with more than $10 trillion under management…

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Visa CEO Keeps Credit Giant Ahead of the Fintech Race

Few people have more experience as an executive in the payments industry than Visa CEO Alfred F. Kelly Jr. Beginning his career in the early 1980s, Kelly had decades’ worth of experience and success when he joined Visa in 2014 as an independent director. Two years later, he was named CEO for the financial services provider – and in 2019, he was elected Chairman of the Board…

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