WOMEN CEO REPORT

- Synchrony Financial

Margaret M. Keane

Synchrony Financial

Margaret Keane has risen to the top of the financial industry as Executive Chair of Synchrony Financial, one of the nation’s premier financial service companies. She is passionate about technology, company development, and employee diversity creating a reputation as a revered leader. Under Margaret’s vision, Synchrony has three missions: investment in innovative solutions to drive growth by leveraging new-found technology; partnerships outside traditional retail to drive prosperity; and a work environment of inclusion and diversity. Prior to Synchrony, Margaret had an 18-year career with GE Capital holding several leadership positions in consumer finance, vendor financial services, operations and quality, leading to being named President and CEO. Keane’s career began at Citibank where she spent 16 years in various management positions. She holds a BA in government and politics and an MBA from St. John’s University, who has awarded her their Alumni Outstanding Achievement Award.

Year appointed: 2014