John G. Finneran, Jr.

John G. Finneran, Jr.
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Capital One Financial Corporation

Last Updated: 11/06/2014

Executive Summary

"I knew I didn't want to become a criminal lawyer or a small-town lawyer," Finneran once said. "What interested me the most was business law. I grew a real passion for solving business problems. And Finneran has had plenty of problems to solve, having worked in the financial services industry through two major banking crises–the (there's more...)

Personal Attributes and Interests

  • A self-described "Navy brat," Finneran grew up in 18 cities over the course of his first 18 years, moving up and down the East and West Coasts with his parents, brother and three sisters. "Our stability as a family is what helped ease o (there's more...)

Current Focus

  • Liaison to veterans: Finneran has been serving as the face of Capital One's efforts to recruit and support veterans as they return to the work force. He wrote in 2012, "The average rate of unemployment among pos (there's more...)

Key Challenges

  • Halt on big-bank mergers: In September 2011 a trade group representing U.S. community banks called for a moratorium on mergers involving financial firms with more than $100 billion in assets. Chris Cole, senior vice pre (there's more...)

Biographical Highlights

  • Born c. 1951
  • Finneran is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center (Magna Cum Laude) and Pennsylvania State University.
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Other Boards and Organizations

  • Former Member, Board of Directors, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)
  • Former Member, Board of Trustees, Eckerd College (2010-2014)
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