The Chase Playing cards CEO On Working With Jamie Dimon And Her Personal Success


Chase Playing cards CEO Jennifer Piepszak has been with the corporate for practically 25 years. She reveals what led to her success inside JPMorgan. She additionally talks concerning the classes she has discovered from CEO Jamie Dimon and talks about the kind of chief he’s.

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Following is a transcript of the video:

Silverstein:  You’ve got been at JPMorgan Chase in a single kind or one other for 20 years.

Piepszak: Near 25, yeah.

Silverstein:  Oh wow!

Piepszak: Sure.

Silverstein: For 25 years, how did you get into the place that you just’re in and did you ever envision being on this spot 25 years in the past, on day one?

Piepszak: Yeah, I definitely did not envision being on this spot 25 years in the past. I used to be within the finance space, really inside the funding financial institution, for a really very long time, about 17 years. After which I moved over to what was then retail monetary companies, because the controller, after which in the end, grew to become the CFO for the mortgage enterprise after which was requested if I used to be desirous about doing one thing fully completely different, which is a testomony to our firm and the chance we’re prepared to take with expertise. And so, I used to be requested to do one thing fully completely different and ran enterprise banking for a couple of years. After which, a few 12 months and a half in the past, moved into playing cards. So undoubtedly, by no means noticed it coming. Nevertheless it’s been a unbelievable journey, and I’ve by no means been happier, actually.

Silverstein: So what recommendation do you’ve for somebody who’s beginning out in a job, who needs to have the ability to envision themselves in a task like this?

Piepszak: Yeah, properly, I feel it is actually necessary, simply work onerous. That is an enormous key to success. Mental curiosity, I feel that is actually, actually necessary for individuals to at all times be studying, at all times anticipating the subsequent query. After which I feel being an important associate, being somebody that is an important drawback solver, that folks need within the room after they’re engaged on a mission, or working to resolve an issue. And which means not solely having that mental curiosity, and being prepared to work onerous, but it surely means having coronary heart, and humanity, and being your genuine self. So, I feel all of that’s actually necessary for fulfillment.

Silverstein: And any large classes, like greatest errors that you have made in your profession? Or greatest successes?

Piepszak: Properly, I’d say, definitely if I might converse to my youthful self, I’d say, to start with, Thomas Jefferson stated it, and he stated it greatest, which is, “Consider you may and also you’re midway there.” And so, significantly for ladies, I feel it is so necessary that we stay tremendous assured in what we’re doing and know that like, we have been made for this and we acquired this. After which nonetheless to have the humility to know that we will ask for assist, and will ask for assist. I ask for assist extra now than I ever have earlier than. After which, to know, to have the humility to know it is okay to have a nasty day. And we’ve acquired to maintain transferring on from that. Surrounding your self with nice individuals, each personally and professionally. I am a mother of three boys, and so if I did not have the superb husband I’ve, I might by no means do what I do at work. And in order that’s, you recognize, critically necessary. After which life begins on the fringe of your consolation zone. I imply, I feel for years at first of my profession, I averted being uncomfortable after which if you understand, you permit your self to be uncomfortable, you develop by way of these experiences. And it is extremely rewarding.

Silverstein: And you’ve got been at JPMorgan for all of Jamie Dimon’s tenure as CEO. Any classes that you have discovered from him, and how much boss is he?

Piepszak: Properly, he makes us all higher. So he’s only a great chief. I feel he reveals us learn how to analyze issues extra deeply, to know your numbers, to know what you are promoting circumstances, to just remember to’re creating the time to have the ability to at all times be studying. And never nearly our personal business, however about different industries which may be related. To at all times be targeted on investing, after which tradition, and the way a lot tradition issues. I’d say we have now a extremely good, execution-oriented tradition, however as Jamie says, “Generally it is much more about coronary heart than it’s thoughts.” And so we have now a wise, execution-oriented tradition that has loads of coronary heart and loads of humanity. And it is not even nearly Jamie. He has surrounded himself with essentially the most proficient working committee, I feel, on the planet. And every certainly one of them is world class and so, it is actually about all the management staff that he is created that makes us have such a robust tradition.


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