Over the last 20 years Marcy Schwab has been applying her unusual combination of talents in strategy, analytics, creativity, and people skills in organizations ranging from large corporations to start-ups. She has envisioned and built groundbreaking financial services products within Fortune 200 companies, consulted start-ups on strategy and culture development, and has coached senior level executives within the Fortune 200, not-for-profit sector, and fledgling businesses.
She graduated with honors from the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania and earned an MBA from The Wharton School. Marcy started her career as a consultant with Mercer Management Consulting and cut her teeth in the operations world at Pizza Hut, Inc. as an operations and financial senior analyst working with restaurant staff and area operations managers.
After business school, Marcy took on progressively more senior leadership roles at Capital One, building several businesses. With the opportunity to build the Internet business for the Card division, Marcy defined credit policy and online credit card products, built the processes to process credit applications, and built the marketing engine to reach $1B in credit outstandings in just 3 years. In the ensuing years, she reached the level of Senior Vice President, building the company’s online retail deposit presence and integrated retail banking into Capital One’s existing infrastructure and culture.
Marcy moved to Sallie Mae to elevate the company’s stature in the banking industry. She and her team created a new deposit business, taking into account Sallie Mae’s strong position as a student lender. While at Sallie Mae, Marcy attended Georgetown’s Leadership Coaching program and began her executive coaching practice in earnest, both as an internal coach and coaching external executives.
Most recently she’s worked with clients across industries to identify their strategic objectives. She regularly coaches top leaders and helps them organize for success. Based in Northern Virginia, she remains committed to her hometown Baltimore Orioles and spends her weekends and evenings cheering on her children on the soccer field.