Nigel Morris is the managing partner of QED Investors, a direct investment fund focused on high-growth companies that leverage the power of data strategies in ad and fin tech. Over the course of its eight year history, QED has invested in numerous industry leaders including Credit Karma, Transunion, SoFi, Prosper, and Media Math.� Nigel serves on the board of numerous for-profit companies, including Red Ventures, CAN Capital, Media Math, Prosper, GreenSky, AvidXchange, and is the Chairman of ClearScore.� He is also on the board of ideas42 and works in an advisory capacity with General Atlantic Partners and Oliver Wyman Consulting. Formerly, Nigel served on the boards of the Economist, Brookings, National Geographic, London Business School, Klarna, Braintree, Transunion, as well as Capital One.Previously, Nigel co-founded Capital One Financial Services in 1994.� Under Nigel’s leadership, Capital One pioneered an information-based strategy that fundamentally transformed the consumer lending industry.� Combining advanced statistical marketing techniques with nascent information technologies, the company reduced costs to conventional borrowers, extended capital to overlooked consumers, expanded internationally, and produced extraordinary returns for investors.�During Nigel’s ten-year tenure, Capital One’s net income after taxes (NIAT) grew at a compound annual rate of more than 32%.� Over this same decade, earnings per share growth and return on equity both exceeded 20% per year, a financial performance attained by only a handful of American companies.� Upon his retirement in 2004, Capital One’s 15,000 employees across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom managed over $80 billion of loans for 50 million customers.� Generating over $1.5 billion in earnings, Capital One had successfully transitioned from an emerging start-up into an established public company valued at over $20 billion.Nigel has a BSC with honors in Psychology from the East London University and a MBA with distinction from London Business School, where he is also a Fellow.� Nigel lives with his wife and four children in Virginia.
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