If he didn’t become CEO of Bank One in 2000, banking executive Jamie Dimon might have taken the top spot at Home Depot, according to a profile of Dimon in Vanity Fair.
The Dimon profile in the current issue of Vanity Fair reports how the banking executive toured a store in Yonkers, N.Y., as negotiations between him and the retailer were getting serious. According to the article, the banker enjoyed the activity and the interaction throughout the store.
The job eventually went to Frank Blake, who has earned praise for his handling of the turnaround of the giant retailer and for his commitment to improved customer-service standards.
Today, Jamie Dimon is CEO of JP Morgan Chase.