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Unformatted text preview: Capital One CASE ASSIGNMENT To prepare for an upcoming meeting with the Board of Directors, Richard Fairbank (Chairman of the Board, CEO, and President) has hired your consulting firm to conduct an external evaluation of Capital One's recent acquisition strategy and to identify strategic issues confronting the company. You are to assess the company's ability to sustain growth with its current strategy and existing market conditions. The meeting is to be held on April 15, 2005, and you have been assigned the task of sharing the results of your study with Fairbank's top management team. You'll be expected to provide a written report and to present a ten minute overview of the strategic analysis. This brief presentation should include a minimum of five PowerPoint slides to highlight the key points of your study, provide an up-to-date and insightful look at Capital One's strategic position, recommend strategic actions, and include supportive analytical documents as necessary. 1. Before you begin your analysis, identify the executives from Capital One who you expect to be in your audience. What can you establish about the key members of Fairbank's management team? Your report and overview should address the following key strategic issues: 2. Conduct an External Environmental Analysis, and identify key environmental forces that have immediate strategic implications for Capital One. 3. Conduct an Internal Environmental Analysis, and identify the capabilities and weaknesses within Capital One that have immediate strategic implications. 4. Based on these strategic inputs, define Capital One's business-level and corporate- level strategies, and evaluate their potential for continued success. 5. Evaluate the strategic fit of Capital One's recent acquisitions, and discuss the key strategic issues raised by the company's acquisition strategy. 6. Assess Capital One's international position. 7. Based on your complete analysis, recommend actions for Capital One to sustain growth and ensure maximum performance and value for shareholders. Optional: Discuss the ethical ramifications of sub-prime lending at high interest rates. 66 Capital One STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT INPUTS 1. Before you begin your analysis, you should identify the executives from Capital One who you expect to be in your audience. What can you establish about the key members of Fairbank's management team? Top Management Team 2005 Richard D. Fairbank Chairman of the Board, CEO, and President Gregor Bailar Executive Vice-President and Chief Information Officer J. Herbert Boydstun Executive Vice-President and President/CEO Hibernia John G. Finneran, Jr. Executive Vice-President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary Larry A. Klane Executive Vice-President and President Global Financial Services David R. Lawson Executive Vice-President and President/CEO Capital One Auto Finance Gary L. Perlin Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer Peter A. Schnall Executive Vice-President and Chief Credit Officer...
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