Margaret M. Keane

President and CEO / Synchrony Financial

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Margaret M. Keane

Margaret Keane is the President and CEO of Synchrony Financial. The business provides private label credit card programs, bankcards, installment lending, promotional financing and financial services for consumers through its retail partners and dealers.

Margaret joined GE Capital in 1996 where she went on to serve in a variety of roles at GE Capital’s Vendor Services business, including Quality Leader, Global Operations Leader and Shared Services Leader of the Mid-Market Leasing Businesses.

From January 2000 to December 2001, Margaret served as Chief Quality Leader of GECC. Margaret joined the Retail Card platform of GE’s North American retail finance business in January 2002, serving as SVP for Operations. In that role, she was responsible for all Customer Service, Sourcing, Real Estate, Facilities and Technology.

From June 2004 to April 2011, Margaret served as President and CEO of the Retail Card platform of GE’s North American retail finance business. She was named a GE Officer in 2005. In April 2011 she was promoted to President and CEO of GE Capital's Retail Finance business, which became Synchrony Financial in 2014.

Margaret began her professional career at Citicorp where she held leadership roles in Sales, Marketing and Operations over the course of 16 years.

Margaret attended St. John's University, earning an MBA and Bachelors in Government and Politics.

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