James Edward "Jes" Staley (born December 27, 1956), is an American banker, and the group chief executive (CEO) of Barclays. He spent 34 years at J.P. Morgan's investment bank, ultimately becoming CEO. In 2013 he moved to BlueMountain Capital, and on 1 December 2015 became CEO of Barclays.
Barclays is a British multinational banking and financial services company headquartered in London. It is a universal bank with operations in retail, wholesale and investment banking, as well as wealth management, mortgage lending and credit cards. It has operations in over 50 countries and territories and has around 48 million customers. As of 31 December 2011 Barclays had total assets of US $2.42 trillion, the seventh-largest of any bank worldwide.