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Executive Profile*

David W. Nelms

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Discover Financial Services
AgeTotal Calculated CompensationThis person is connected to 33 board members in 5 different organizations across 6 different industries.

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Mr. David W. Nelms has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Discover Bank since January 2009 and 2004 respectively. Mr. Nelms served as Chief Executive Officer of Discover Financial Services since 2004. He served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Discover Bank from 1998 to 2004. He served as Senior Executive of MBNA America Bank from 1992 to 1998. From 1990 to 1991, Mr. Nelms was a Senior Product Manager for Progressive Insurance. He served ...

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Corporate Headquarters*

2500 Lake Cook Road
Riverwoods, Illinois 60015

United States

Phone: 224-405-0900
Fax: --

Board Members Memberships*

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Director, Member of Audit Committee and Member of Nominating & Governance Committee
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Independent Director, Member of Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee and Member of Audit Committee


Harvard Business School
University of Florida

Other Affiliations*

Annual Compensation*

Total Annual Compensation$1,000,000

Stock Options*

Restricted Stock Awards$18,203,989
All Other Compensation$17,850
Exercisable Options45,315
Exercisable Options Value$1,326,370
Total Value of Options$1,326,370
Total Number of Options45,315

Total Compensation*

Total Annual Cash Compensation$2,967,850
Total Short Term Compensation$1,000,000
Other Long Term Compensation$18,221,839
Total Calculated Compensation$21,171,839
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