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Christopher Schanck

Christopher Schanck

Capital One

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Christopher's work combines: Business, Numbers, and Helping People

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Day In The Life

Small Business Banker

Help small business owners obtain financing and improve cash flow.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

    Red Bank Regional

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Loan Officers:

High School

Bachelor's Degree: Business Administration and Management, General

Graduate Degree: Business Administration and Management, General

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    Starting as a teller/Relationship Banker in an in-store bank.

  • 2.

    Being promoted to Assistant Manager within one year.

  • 3.

    Promoted to Branch Manager and relocated to the branch inside our Corporate Headquarters in Virginia.

  • 4.

    Promoted to Sales and Service Coach, working under a great leader.

  • 5.

    Taking my career into the small business side of our organization.

  • 6.

    Ranked #1 in the country during the first 6 months of 2014 in my new role as a Small Business Banker.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Peers:

    You're too young to be a manager.

  • How I responded:

    I was a manager at 21 years old and for the most part my peers doubted my ability to lead. Your performance speaks for itself. Never let anyone tell you what you can or cannot do. You control your destiny and career. If something is not working, fix it. Do not be afraid to speak up and provide feedback to your leaders as long as it is constructive. Many leaders do not see what happens on the front line of the organization and need feedback to improve the business. Just make sure you are not complaining rather trying to change the company for the better.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • I come from a middle class family that lived paycheck to paycheck. I made a commitment to myself that I would live a life of financial freedom and my career has allowed me to accomplish this goal.

  • Becuase I got into banking almost immediatley out of high school I have always been the underdog due to not having a degree.