Charles Scharf

Charles W. Scharf (born 24 April 1965) is an American businessman who was the chief executive officer of Visa Inc.,[1] and currently serves as the CEO of BNY Mellon[2] and as a member of the Microsoft board of directors.[3]

Early life

Scharf received a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University and an M.B.A. from New York University. In 1987, shortly after graduating from college, Scharf was the youngest professional employee at Commercial Credit Corp. The first person the company had hired directly from college in years, Scharf was in fact still a senior at Johns Hopkins University when he started working there part-time, having sent his résumé to Jamie Dimon through family connections. Six months into the job he was named Dimon's assistant and "included in every meeting, learning broadly about business and how decisions get made".

Scharf completed his Executive MBA from Stern in 1991, which he said helped put his work experience into perspective: "In my experience, good business is all about stepping back, asking questions, and accumulating the expertise to make the best decisions, whether those are business decisions or people decisions."[4]

Early career

Prior to joining Visa in November of 2012,[5] Scharf was the CEO of Retail Financial Services for JPMorgan Chase & Co. for nine years from July 2004 until June of 2012. He was also the managing director of One Equity Partners, JPMorgan's private investment section.[3] He was the CEO and CFO at Bank One Corp. prior to his work at JPMorgan Chase & Co from 2000 to 2002. From 1999 to 2000, he was the CFO of the Global Corporate and Investment Bank division at Citigroup, Inc. From 1995 to 1999 he was the CFO at Salomon Smith Barney.[6]

Career

At age 48, Scharf took over as Visa's CEO in November 2012, succeeding Joseph Saunders. He was also appointed as a board member after increasing the size of the board to eleven members from ten. He was also a director of Visa and its predecessor, Visa U.S.A., from 2003 to 2011. Scharf received a 2013 total compensation of $24.20 million, including base salary, stock grants and incentives in 2013.[7]

Under Scharf's tenure, Visa placed at number 238 on the Fortune 500, with $11.8 billion in revenue.[5]

Nonprofit leadership

Scharf is on the board of trustees for Johns Hopkins University and he is on the board of directors for the Financial Services Roundtable.[3]

On February 26, 2014 President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate individuals to key Administration posts amongst which was Charles W. Scharf, Appointee for Member, President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans.

He is currently on the Executive Council for UCSF Health and the Board of Directors for Microsoft Corp.

On October 17, 2016, Scharf advised his Board of Directors that he can no longer spend enough time in San Francisco "to do the job effectively". He announced that he would step down on December 1.[8]

References

  1. ^ Gardner, Sean. "Visa hires JPMorgan's Charles Scharf as CEO". Reuters. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
  2. ^ https://www.bnymellon.com/us/en/who-we-are/corporate-governance/scharf.jsp
  3. ^ a b c "Charles Scharf". Forbes. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Fast Track to Success". w4.stern.nyu.edu. 2009-10-09. Retrieved 2016-02-01.
  5. ^ a b Roberts, Daniel. "Charles Scharf: Visa's open-armed leader". Fortune. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
  6. ^ Sidel, Robin. "Visa Swipes Boss From J.P. Morgan". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
  7. ^ "Visa CEO Charles Scharf Gets Total Compensation Of $24.2 Mln In 2013". rttnews.com. 2013-12-15. Retrieved 2016-02-01.
  8. ^ Sudarshan Varadhan; Anya George Tharakan (October 17, 2016). "Visa CEO Charles Scharf to resign, ex-AmEx president to take over". Reuters. Retrieved November 28, 2017.
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