It’s been so great to sit in a meeting with very senior people, you have someone senior or junior raise their hand and say what I got to run. I’ve got my son’s school play or I got to go coach, this basketball thing, I’ll call from the car and stay in the conversation.
But got to get going folks and nobody blinks, that is just completely respected. It’s always about making sure that people have lives and people manage their commitments and do what they need to do. And that’s something which has been always very important to me.
The people at Capital One are really one of the best things, and it is pound for pound the smartest company. I’ve ever been by far one of the best things about Capital One really is the work-life balance, we all work really hard, and we’re passionate about what we do.
At the end of the day, we all know that there are other things in life that are important and whether it is taking the time. So family or things, which are personal passion, that’s very unique about Capital One, especially in the financial services industry.
What I do here is important, but being a dad is my first job in life. We have some fundamental beliefs, everyone has a voice and everyone’s opinions matter assumes positive intent. And I see it all the time and it is really different from most of the other places.
I’ve ever worked previously, and I worked at NASA in Pentagon, the former missile engineer. This is the brightest group of people I’ve ever worked with, and the best thing for me for working at Capital One is the flexibility, being able to go to my daughter’s performances and her basketball games makes me feel like I’m not only being a provider, but also being the mother that she needs.
As an associate, I’m able to have some flexibility be home when I need to for my son, and be able to be there for those pivotal moments that every mother wants to see. I think in large part, be able to be so inspired to attract more people to come to the company. Because we provide those types of services, it’s not just lip service, and it’s something that we really love.
We set each other to high standards and we help each other get to those standards, I think I can teach anybody anything as long as they want to learn. And if they want to learn to succeed, I am a hundred percent on their team the values that come from everywhere are very high. So if we do the right thing for our customers and our associates, our business will be successful.