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Why More Experienced CEOs Will Stay At the Forefront of Tech Innovation

This is as encouraging to me personally (“the average age of founders of technology companies is a surprisingly high 39 – with twice as many over-50 executives as those under 29 years old.)”, as it is generally (“The United States might be on the cusp of an entrepreneurship boom—not in spite of an aging population […]

Wow, I’m Actually Leaving My Day Job!

This week I celebrate an important anniversary in my professional career as I close this chapter and begin a new one. Twenty years ago this week, I joined a small bank that would become one of the largest and most respected in the country. It has been an incredible ride, and I got the chance […]

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Is Bank Merger Mania Imminent?

The results of the Federal Reserve’s recent Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR) stress tests have increased the long running speculation that another round of rampant bank mergers may by just around the corner. The number of banks in the U.S. is about half of what it was in 1990, and I don’t see anything […]