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Neal Blinde, President, Commercial Banking, Capital One


Neal is responsible for leading multiple broad lines of business including commercial real estate, corporate banking, capital markets, business payments and treasury services. He is a member of the Capital One Executive Committee and reports to Capital One Chairman and CEO Rich Fairbank.

A 25-year veteran of the banking industry, Neal joined Capital One in 2022 to lead the commercial bank. He most recently served as treasurer of Well Fargo, where he was responsible for managing the company's balance sheet including capital, liquidity and funding, as well as leading corporate development and corporate economics. Before being named treasurer in 2015, Neal led the banking industry practice of Wells Fargo's corporate and investment bank, a business he was instrumental in launching and growing.

Neal earned an MBA from Georgetown University and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Minnesota. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.



former honorees

2022 | Rob Sorin (Tradeweb) & Helene Sorin

2021 | Kris Kim | American Cancer Society, Inc.

 2019 | Michael P. Lyons | The PNC Financial Services Group

2018 | Mary Callahan Erdoes | J.P. Morgan Asset & Wealth Management

2017 | Cathy Engelbert | Deloitte US

2016 | Jon Pruzan | Morgan Stanley

2015 | Lee Olesky | Tradeweb Markets

2014 | Stephen S. Crawford | Capital One       

2013 | Carmine Di Sibio | Ernst & Young LLP

2012 | Todd Gibbons | BNY Mellon

2011 | Gregory Fleming | Morgan Stanley

2010 | Kendrick R. Wilson | BlackRock

2009 | Ronald J. Kruszewski | Stifel Nicolaus

2008 | Nelson Chai | Merrill Lynch

2007 | Robert Matza | GoldenTree Asset Management

2006 – Laurence Fink | BlackRock

2005 | Mickey Rosenzweig | Rosenzweig Financial Services

2004 | Harry & Peter Poulakakos | Bayard’s Restaurant & Mel Stottlemyre | NY Yankees

2003 | Roger Staubach | The Staubach Company

2002 | John F. Hennessy III | Syska Hennessy Group

            William C. Thompson | City of New York

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