Stephen J. Squeri is the Chairman and CEO of American Express Company. Mr. Squeri has held many positions during his 34 years at American Express, including Vice Chairman and Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer. Mr. Squeri is a trustee of the Valerie Fund; a trustee of Manhattan College and a member of the Board of Governors of Monsignor McClancy Memorial High School.
Squeri graduated from Manhattan College with a bachelor of science in 1981 and an MBA in 1986. Beginning in 1981, Squeri spent four years as a management consultant at Arthur Andersen. As of 2017, Squeri also sits on the boards of J.Crew and The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America. He is a member of the board of trustees for the Valerie Fund and Manhattan College. Squeri also serves as a member of the board of governors for Monsignor McClancy Memorial High School in Queens.
Squeri joined American Express in 1985 as a manager in the Travellers Cheque Group. From 2000 to 2002, he served as President of the Establishment Services group in the U.S. and Canada, and he was President of the Corporate Card group from 2002 to 2005, during which time he globalized the business. He became the company’s Chief Information Officer in 2005 and also led the Corporate Development function, overseeing mergers and acquisitions. In 2009, he was named Group President and led the formation of the Global Services Group, consolidating and globalizing the company’s shared services functions. He was named Vice Chairman in 2015. In 2018, Squeri became Chairman and CEO of American Express after the retirement of Kenneth Chenault.
American Express Company, also known as AmEx, is an American multinational financial services corporation headquartered in Three World Financial Center, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States. Founded in 1850, it is one of the 30 components of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The company is best known for its credit card, charge card, and traveler's cheque businesses. Amex cards account for approximately 24% of the total dollar volume of credit card transactions in the US.