Mitchell Caplan

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Mitchell H. Caplan is an executive advisor at Aquiline Capital Partners, where he evaluates global opportunities in retail finance services. Previously, he served as the President of E*TRADE Mortgage Backed Securities Corporation.[1]

At E*Trade, Caplan has managed the company's integration of bank and brokerage functionality, and has delivered the industry's first complete fraud protection guarantee.

Caplan led his management team to realign the business to focus on key customer segments and improve financial reporting transparency; to integrate back-office and customer-facing technologies; and to engineer industry consolidation with the strategic acquisitions of Harrisdirect from Bank of Montreal and BrownCo from JPMorgan Chase.


Before joining E*Trade Financial Corp., Caplan served as vice-chairman of the board, and president and chief executive officer of Telebank and Telebanc Financial Corp.

Caplan played a key role in integrating E*Trade's various products and services in his capacity as Chief Financial Products Officer and Managing Director of E*Trade North America, and as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of E*Trade Bank. In 2002, Caplan was named President and Chief Operating Officer of E*Trade Financial.

Caplan currently serves as a board member for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, for The American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science (ACWIS), and for the Aspen Music Festival and School. He also serves on the Corporate Fund Board of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and as chairperson of Teach for America's Washington, DC advisory board.


Caplan holds a JD and MBA from Emory University, and a BA in history from Brandeis University.


  1. Mitchell Caplan. BusinessWeek.