Business 100 – 2018

Jack Stack/Ceska Sporitelna

Jack Stack has spent over 40 years in banking. He currently is the Supervisory Board Chairperson of Ceska Sporitelna, the largest bank in the Czech Republic, and also serves on the Boards of Ally Bank, Erste Bank (Austria), and Mutual of America Capital Management. Jack was CEO of Ceska Sporitelna from 2000 thru 2007, where he led a transformation of the bank, previously considered the worst bank in Central Europe (according to The Economist), to one of the best performing banks in Central Europe. Prior to Ceska Sporitelna, Jack spent 22 years at Chemical Bank and its successor, Chase.

Jack is Bronx born and graduated from All Hallows High School (where he serves on the Board), Iona College, and the Harvard Business School. He is first generation Irish American; his father was from Duagh, Co. Kerry and his mother from Derrygoolin, Co. Galway. Jack says his parents “taught me the value of hard work, education, and getting right back up when one fails.” He and his wife live in Manhattan; they have one grown daughter, Alanna, and three grandchildren, Asher, Nora and Luke. ♦