Richard D. Fairbank

Chairman, President & CEO at Capital One

Mr. Fairbank is founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Capital One Financial Corporation. As an innovator and entrepreneurial leader, Mr. Fairbank has grown Capital One from a start-up to one of the ten largest banks in America and 100 largest companies in the country as ranked by Fortune Magazine. Mr. Fairbank has been the CEO since the Company’s Initial Public Offering in November 1994 and has served as the Chairman and CEO since February 1995. He has driven strong organic business growth and executed a series of strategic acquisitions across retail and direct banking, credit cards, auto lending, and technology. Prior to Capital One, Mr. Fairbank was Vice President and head of the banking practice at Strategic Planning Associates, Inc. (now Mercer, a global consulting subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies). Mr. Fairbank served on MasterCard International’s Global Board of Directors from February 2004 until May 2006. Capital One is regularly cited by Fortune Magazine as a “Best Place to Work” (#17 in 2018) and in 2016 the Company was ranked #1 on InformationWeek’s “Elite 100.”


  • Chairman, President & CEO

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