Veteran Employer Background – Financial Services – Capital One (2)

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Published in the January/February 2013 issue of print Search & Employ®  |

Capital One is a Fortune 500 Company and one of the nation’s 10 largest banks, based on deposits. It offers a broad spectrum of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients. The company’s corporate headquarters are in McLean, Virginia; and it has operations across the country, including Richmond and Chesapeake, Virginia; Plano and Irving, Texas; New York; Chicago; Las Vegas; Tigard, Oregon; Seattle; Wilmington, Delaware; Tampa; New Orleans; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; and Houston. Capital One has more than 40,000 employees and, in 2011, had revenue of $16.3 billion.

The company is hiring for job families that include analyst, project/process management, operations, risk management, human resources, IT, finance, customer contact, and compliance.

Capital One has committed $4.5 million over three years to support the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring our Heroes initiative. The initiative funds the Chamber’s Hiring 500,000 Heroes campaign to help 500,000 veterans, servicemembers, and military spouses find meaningful employment from small businesses and large corporations by the end of 2014.

The company likes to hire veterans because they bring great skills to the civilian workforce. They have problem-solving and leadership skills, are adaptable, and they deliver high-quality work. Capital One recognizes that commitments to training and active duty take priority. It provides benefits to support its associates who continue to serve in the military, including time off for military training and active duty.

David Bartles has seven years of active service in the Navy and the Navy Reserve, last serving as a lieutenant. His main responsibilities in the Navy were as a nuclear submarine officer, special programs officer, and information operations battlewatch captain.

At Capital One, he is a decision sciences business manager. He supervises a small team that manages various aspects of data modeling, including model creation, performance monitoring, compliance, and innovation. The company uses these models to create next-generation financial services products.

Bartles joined Capital One in 2010. In early 2012, the company promoted him from senior analyst to business manager.

Bartles believes that Capital One is an ideal place for veterans to find satisfying employment. “Capital One is a great place to work because of the culture,” he said. “The fast-paced entrepreneurial culture is a good fit for veterans, servicemembers, and military spouses. The skills we bring are a great fit. At Capital One, we have veterans from every branch of service as colleagues, team members, and leaders throughout our company. Also, Capital One has been very supportive of my reserve duty commitments and community volunteering.”



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This article was written by Jay Myers