||Michael J. Abbott
Chief Marketing Officer, Retail Consumer Finance
GE Money - Americas
Michael is currently the Chief Marketing Officer for GE Money’s Retail Consumer Finance (RCF) business in the United States. RCF is a business uniquely focused on delivering customized financial solutions to retail partners, including many of the largest retailers in the U.S., such as Wal-Mart, JCPenney, Gap, Lowe’s, eBay, PayPal, Dillard’s, Belk, and most recently Chevron/Texaco. In his current role, Michael is responsible for driving the transformation of RCF from a single-product Private Label business into a multi-product, marketing-driven organization, uniquely structured around its clients.
Michael attended Stony Brook University and graduated with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics. He also holds a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University and a MBA from the Columbia Business School. Michael started his career as a Research Engineer at IBM’s TJ Watson Laboratory. He later became a partner at Mitchell Madison Group, a leading consulting and private equity firm, and in 1999 moved to Fleet Credit Card Services in Horsham, Pennsylvania, where he was Executive VP of Marketing and Business Development. In 2002, Mike joined GE to build its Dual Card strategy. In 2004 he was named to his current position as Chief Marketing Officer for GE Money’s Retail Consumer Finance business.