Richard M. Kovacevich

Chief Executive Officer Partner at Hudson Executive Capital LP

Richard M. Kovacevich

Richard M. Kovacevich

Chief Executive Officer Partner at Hudson Executive Capital LP

Career Highlights

Wells Fargo Bank Minnesota, NA
Wells Fargo & Co.
Norwest Corp. (Minnesota)

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10/30/1943 - Tacoma, WA, United States



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Senior Vice President & Chief Credit Officer at Norwest Bank

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Senior Executive Vice President, Wholesale Banking at Wells Fargo Bank, NA (San Francisco Branch)

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Former Chief Executive Officer at General Mills, Inc.

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Regional President, California at United Airlines, Inc.

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President, Pacific Region at AT&T, Inc.

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Advisor at Goldner Hawn Johnson & Morrison, Inc.

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Head, Stakeholder Advisory Council at Wells Fargo & Co.

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Chief Credit Officer at Wells Fargo & Co.

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Cargill, Inc.

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Chief Risk Officer at Cargill, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer Partner at Hudson Executive Capital LP
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Member Emeriti, Board of Trustees at San Francisco Ballet Association

San Francisco Ballet is a ballet company, founded in 1933 as the San Francisco Opera Ballet under the leadership of ballet master Adolph Bolm. The company is currently based in the War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco, under the direction of Helgi Tomasson. San Francisco Ballet was the first professional ballet company in the United States. It is among the world's leading dance companies, presenting over 100 performances annually, with a repertoire that spans both classical and contemporary ballet. Along with American Ballet Theatre and the New York City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet has been described as part of the "triumvirate of great classical companies defining the American style on the world stage today."


The Stanford Graduate School of Business has built an international reputation based on its innovative programs, which include: Two-year MBA Program, designed to educate business leaders One-year Stanford Sloan Master’s Program for mid-career executives PhD Program for future academics Executive Education programs for experienced managers Faculty research program Academic programs, including the two-year MBA, the 12-month Sloan Master's Program, and the PhD program, create a transformational student experience that reflects the tagline: Change lives. Change organizations. Change the world. Today the state-of-the-art Knight Management Center complex enables Stanford's innovative, globalized MBA curriculum, offering flexible classroom spaces for hands-on experiential learning small-group leadership labs, and team-based learning. It engages faculty and students across Stanford University, as well as alumni, global executives, and the broader world community.

MS in Industrial Engineering

Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.


Financial Services Roundtable (FSR) is the leading advocacy organization for America’s financial services industry. With a 100- year tradition of service and accomplishment, FSR is a dynamic, forward-looking association advocating for the top financial services companies, keeping them informed on the vital policy and regulatory matters that impact their business. FSR members include the leading banking, insurance, asset management, finance and credit card companies in America. We are financing the American economy — creating jobs, expanding businesses, securing homes, businesses and retirement, insuring growth and building consumer confidence. With expanding Washington involvement in our industry, forming relationships and engaging with public officials and policymakers is critical to helping our members see around the curve, understand policies and regulations, and provide input to help shape them.

Career History
Chief Executive Officer Partner
2015 - Current

Hudson Executive Capital is an investment management firm formed to identify opportunities where actionable strategic and corporate finance solutions can drive returns through Constructive Engagement with managements, boards and shareholders. The Founding Partners' strategic and operational experience, corporate finance expertise and extensive network of relationships will be directed towards value-oriented investment opportunities in industry verticals representing more than 80% of the S&P 500. The Firm's Founders and portfolio management team, working alongside the Firm's CEO Partners, will leverage their industry experience in Financial Services, Healthcare, Technology/Media/Telecommunication, Consumer/Retail and General Industrials. The Firm is founded by Douglas L. Braunstein, former Vice Chairman, JPMorgan Chase & Co, and James C. Woolery, former Chairman-elect, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP.

Chief Executive Officer
Prior - 2007

Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Wells Fargo Bank Minnesota NA is a subsidiary of Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC), a diversified financial services company that provides a range of banking, insurance, investment, mortgage and consumer finance services.

Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
1998 - 2009

Wells Fargo & Co. is a diversified, community-based financial services company. It is engaged in the provision of banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance. The firm operates through the following segments: Community Banking, Wholesale Banking, Wealth & Investment Management, and Other. The Community Banking segment offers complete line of diversified financial products and services for consumers and small businesses including checking and savings accounts, credit and debit cards, and automobile, student, and small business lending. The Wholesale Banking segment provides financial solutions to businesses across the United States and globally. The Wealth and Investment Management segment includes personalized wealth management, investment and retirement products and services to clients across U.S. based businesses. The Other segment refers to the products of WIM customers served through community banking distribution channels. The company was founded by Henry Wells and William G. Fargo on March 18, 1852 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Boards & Committees
Independent Director

Cargill, Inc. engages in the provision of food, agricultural, financial, and industrial products. It specializes in food service, agriculture, meat and poultry, beauty products, and pharmaceutical ingredients. The company was founded by William Wallace Cargill in 1865 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN.

Chairman, Nomination & Governance Committee
2005 - Prior

At Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) customers come first and an integral part of our DNA is creating long-lasting customer partnerships and working with them to identify their needs and provide solutions that support their success. The concept of solutions being driven to address specific customer challenges has been with Cisco since its inception. Husband and wife Len Bosack and Sandy Lerner, both working for Stanford University, wanted to email each other from their respective offices located in different buildings but were unable to due to technological shortcomings. A technology had to be invented to deal with disparate local area protocols; and as a result of solving their challenge - the multi-protocol router was born. Since then Cisco has shaped the future of the Internet by creating unprecedented value and opportunity for our customers, employees, investors and ecosystem partners and has become the worldwide leader in networking - transforming how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Please view Cisco's Corporate Overview Presentation for more information. Quick Facts Founded in 1984 NASDAQ: CSCO Q4 FY'12 Revenue: $11.7 billion Q4 FY'12 Employee Count: 66,639

1996 - 2010

In 1969, the Detroit-based J.L. Hudson Company merged with the Dayton Corporation to form the Dayton-Hudson Corporation


Founded in 1978, the Wells Fargo Foundation is a private foundation that provides grants to eligible 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations to support four primary focus areas: Education, Community Development, Health and Human Services and Arts and Culture. The foundation's mission is to build strong and vibrant communities, improve the quality of life, and make a positive difference. The Wells Fargo Foundation is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Council Member

The National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) provides the President through the Secretary of Homeland Security with advice on the security of the critical infrastructure sectors and their information systems. The council is composed of a maximum of 30 members, appointed by the President from private industry, academia, and state and local government.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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Scholarship America believes that every student deserves an opportunity to go to college, regardless of their financial status. In 1958, an Optometrist in Fall River, Mass., had a simple but profound idea—if everyone in his community gave just a dollar to an educational fund, it would be enough to help nearly every student in the community attend college. Dr. Irving Fradkin called his plan "Dollars for Scholars," and it has expanded into what today is the nation's largest non-profit, private-sector scholarship and educational support organization—Scholarship America. Since its founding, Scholarship America has distributed more than $2.9 billion to 1.9 million students across the country through various programs including Dollars for Scholars, Dreamkeepers, and Scholarship Management Services. As we celebrate our 50th anniversary and enter our second half-century of helping students, we invite you to become a part of our mission by donating or volunteering today

Political Donations

Senator at Office of the Senator from Montana, Steve Daines


Senator at Office of the Senator from Arkansas, Tom Cotton


Former Senator from Montana

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Daric, Inc. operates Internet-based peer to peer lending platform. It offers online lending, tackling difficult problems in software engineering, machine learning, and big data to understand credit risk. The firm's platform connects borrowers and investors through technology, and manages the underwriting process with software algorithms. It also helps institutional lenders and banks solve problems by licensing technology, providing a variety of data and lending solutions while ensuring compliance with state and federal regulations. The company was founded by Cooper Dawson, Vasant Ramachandran, and Gregory Paul Ryan in April 2011 and is headquartered in Redwood City, CA.

Awards & Honors
NACD Directorship 100 Hall of Fame
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