Richard D. 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 into one of the ten largest banks in America and 100 largest companies in the country as ranked by Fortune magazine. Mr. Fairbank has been recognized for his community and industry leadership, including his 2008 appointment to the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation, 2006 “Banker of the Year” by the American Banker, and 2015 “Best Strategic Thinker in Financial Services” by Bank Director Magazine. Mr. Fairbank has been recognized as one of “Best-Performing CEOs in the World” by Harvard Business Review and one of the top “100 CEO Leaders In STEM” by STEMconnector in partnership with US News and World Report, the Business-Higher Education Forum, and Fortune magazine.