Keane is the first CEO of Synchrony Financial, the consumer finance business that was spun off from General Electric in the summer of 2014. She began as a debt collector at Citi, then rose through the ranks at GE to head the business that became Synchrony. The company reported net interest income of $11.3 billion at the end of 2014, and its stock price has risen 40% since the IPO.
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How this CEO is helping women in leadership
Synchrony Financial CEO Margaret Keane talks about mentoring young women and what it’s like to be a female CEO in finance.