Richard Fuld’s official title was not “imperial CEO.” He was better known as “the gorilla” after having once torn his shirt off it in a fit of anger. The former chief executive officer of Lehman Brothers, whose speech was filled with expletives, once pushed everything off a manager’s desk for asking Fuld to wait. An elevator was reserved for his private use, delivering him to his office on the executive floor referred to as “Club 31” by employees. None of this would be especially important, except that in 2008 Fuld presided over the collapse of the fourth largest investment bank...
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Editor Naomi Snyder is in charge of the editorial coverage at Bank Director. She oversees the magazine and the editorial team’s efforts on the Bank Director website, newsletter and special projects. She has more than two decades of experience in business journalism and spent 15 years as a newspaper reporter. She has a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Illinois and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.