Our country has lost another next-level business personality named Mike Wassmer. According to capitalone, on the 16th of June, 2022 President of Card at Capital One, Mike Wassmer, died suddenly. Some sources confirmed his age was around 52 at the time of his death. His unfortunate death news was first shared by Founder and CEO Rich Fairbank.
Rich Fairbank wrote:
“Today, I’m reaching out to share some terribly sad news. Our colleague Mike Wassmer unexpectedly passed away early this morning.”
“There are no words to express the sorrow that I feel and I know many of you are grieving with me today.”
Who was Mike Wassmer?
Rich states that Mike was one of the first leaders at Capital One who joined in 1994 after completing his graduation from Duke with a Masters’s in Mathematics. He also added that Mike Wassmer was a brilliant-minded personality and the owner of impressive nature. The sudden death of an experienced brilliant personality is a sorrowful day for the entire company of Capital one. He was an inspiration for many struggling people who want to achieve their dreams.
Rich also revealed that Mike’s passion for the Mission was rooted in his personal experience, and he eloquently described his journey this way: “We all have choices about how we want to spend our work lives. I choose Capital One for the purpose and the people. I’m surrounded by some of the most talented, growth mindset people in the world, in a culture where being bold, challenging the status quo, and elevating others are values you see everyday. What matters at Capital One, our purpose, is to help people improve their financial lives. This is at the center of our Mission to Change Banking for Good.”
Mike Wassmer is Dead
“Mike was a pioneer, an innovator, and a leader. He helped build so much of what we have become today. And he did it all with his trademark humility, elevating others all around him. We learned from him, we were inspired by him, he made us better. Mike’s big heart extended well beyond Capital One. In recent years, Mike eagerly took on the role of Market President for Central Virginia, deepening the roots he and his family had laid down in his adopted hometown of Richmond. He served on the boards of several nonprofit organizations, including the Friends Association for Care and Protection of Children, The Faison Center, and the Full Circle Grief Center. Mike was the driving force behind our unique 1717 Innovation Center, which has helped scores of start-ups find their footing.”
“We will also always remember Mike as an inspirational athlete. Mike walked on to the football team at Lafayette College in 1988 and he never stopped pursuing athletic greatness. Just this past April, Mike accomplished a life-long dream of running the Boston Marathon and he was perennially ranked as one of the top CrossFit athletes in the world.”