Stephen Crawford

Steve Crawford joined Capital One, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in McLean, Virginia, in February 2013 from Centerview Partners where he was co-founder and partner. Capital One is a diversified financial services company with more than 65 million customer accounts worldwide, and more than 900 branch locations in New York, New Jersey, Texas, Louisiana, Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.  Capital One’s subsidiaries offer a broad spectrum of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients and collectively had approximately $212.4 billion in deposits and $300.2 billion in total assets outstanding as of March 31, 2012.

As the company’s Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Crawford is responsible for managing Capital One’s Global Finance team and for the overall financial management of the company including strategic and financial planning, accounting and reporting, funding and treasury operations, corporate finance, and investor relations. Mr. Crawford also serves on the company’s Executive Committee and reports directly to Capital One’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Richard D. Fairbank.

Drawing on more than 26 years of experience in the financial services industry, as CFO of Capital One, Mr. Crawford plays a key role in the company’s leadership both externally with investors and internally with business operations.

In Mr. Crawford’s most recent experience as a co-founder and partner of Centerview Partners, he provided advice and counsel to many of the most prominent financial institutions in the United States on a broad range of strategic and financial matters. Prior to launching Centerview, Mr. Crawford spent more than 20 years in various positions at Morgan Stanley, which included serving as Co-President, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Strategic Officer, and head of the Financial Institutions Group.

Through his diverse background and financial services experience, Mr. Crawford has acquired a depth of knowledge and has established a track record for understanding and managing risk across multiple stakeholders. He is recognized for his ability to bring clarity to the complex choices required to achieve a company’s need for balanced growth and innovation consistent with the interests of shareholders, bondholders, regulators and customers. 

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