John Thain


Ex-Merrill CEO Thain Works His Magic Again

Super Thain

John Thain, who sold Merrill Lynch for a premium at the height of the financial crisis, has transformed the once-bankrupt lender CIT Group into an enticing takeover target for some of the largest banks.

How Ken Lewis Fired John Thain

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It was Thursday, January 22, 2009 and Charlie Gasparino (then at CNBC) was reporting that Bank of America CEO Ken Lewis was on his way to see former Merrill Lynch CEO John Thain to discuss the latter's future.