Date of Completion

Spring 4-28-2021

Thesis Advisor(s)

Nell D'Auria

Honors Major



Finance and Financial Management


Jamie Dimon became the CEO of J.P. Morgan Chase over a decade ago at age 49. Since, Jamie has earned his place as the world’s top, longest-reigning Wall Street leader. That said, Jamie Dimon was not always as successful as his title and reputation might suggest. In 1998, he was fired from his position as CEO of Citigroup by his own decade-long mentor, Sandy Weill (Dealbook, 2014). It is precisely Jamie’s ability to overcome this major career obstacle that threatened his reputation and career success. The way he handled his own firing with professionalism, strategy, and resiliency enabled his rebound as a prominent Wall Street executive. Since, Jamie has successfully won the praise of world leaders, in and out of the business sector, and major business for his organization.

By following Jamie’s professional journey, the leadership values he has embraced, and his impact on the organizations he has touched, this paper seeks to explain why Jamie Dimon has been considered an effective leader. Furthermore, this paper will present areas in which Dimon can improve his leadership and the potential development he can undergo.