Lee Mercado

Lee Mercado

Branch Manager, VP

Capital One


My road in life took a while to figure out.
Born and raised in the rough part of Yonkers NY. Grew up poor without many essentials.
Moved around a lot as a child, attended 4 different elementary schools.
Started working at McDonalds the day after I turned 16. Moved up to manager at the age of 17.
Took a second job as a bank teller as a joke and quickly fell in love with banking.
Made the decision to take less money and go work full time at the bank.
Within 2 years worked my way up to Branch Manager. Here I am 16 plus years later.




Branch Manager, VP


Career Roadmap

My work combines:
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Accomplishing Goals

Day to Day

A great day you will see me engaging and motivating my team setting the plan for the day. You will see us assisting every customer achieve their financial dreams. You will see us helping customers save money, plan for the future, manage debt, and live well in retirement.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Patience, the ability to adapt to change quickly, work well with others, Team Work, you must be able to work under pressure, be well organized, and you must be able to provide customers with a world class experience.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for middle school students

You must love problem solving and helping people, along with an understanding of math.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

Finance and Financial Management Services, Other


The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"You'll end up in a gang, on drugs or dead."

Challenges I Overcame

Gangs / Violence