Mr. Fairbank is founder, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President 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. Since the founding of the Company, Mr. Fairbank has been responsible for overseeing both the Company’s strategic direction as well as management of Capital One’s day-to-day operations, and has driven strong organic business growth and executed a series of strategic acquisitions across retail and direct banking, credit cards, auto lending, and technology.
Mr. Fairbank has extensive experience in financial services and has led the development, growth, and transformation of the Company’s business capabilities since its founding, including technology, risk management, brand, customer experience, and talent development and diversity.
Prior to Capital One, Mr. Fairbank was Vice President and head of the banking practice at a national strategy consulting firm. Mr. Fairbank served on MasterCard International’s Global Board of Directors from February 2004 until May 2006.