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Former Chairman and CEO of Morgan Stanley
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Philip J. Purcell was the former Chairman and CEO of Morgan Stanley in the late 1990s and 2000s. He previously served as Chairman and CEO of Dean Witter.

Purcell is currently the head of Continental Investors, a private equity firm that invests in Internet-enabled financial services and consumer companies.

Purcell began his business career in 1967 at McKinsey and Company, the international management consulting firm. He traveled extensively, working closely with clients throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. When he left McKinsey to join Sears in 1978, he was Managing Director of the Chicago office – the youngest head of a major office in the firm's history.

At Sears, Purcell became Senior Vice President for Corporate Administration and Planning, reporting directly to the CEO. In addition to long-range planning, his duties included exploring acquisitions and divestitures for the company. He played a leading role in Sears' acquisition of Dean Witter Reynolds on December 31, 1981, and became President in 1982 and Chairman and CEO in 1986. In 1993, Purcell led the spin-off from Sears and initial public offering of Dean Witter Discover.

The promised synergies between Sears' retail franchise and Dean Witter largely failed to materialize despite significant investment by Sears. At Dean Witter, however, Purcell saw the potential of the asset management business well ahead of other firms. The approximately $11 billion in money and mutual fund assets at Dean Witter in 1982 grew to more than $100 billion by 1997 and to about $400 billion by 2004. Leveraging off Sears' store card operation, Sears started a new credit card Discover Card in 1986. The unit was placed within Dean Witter and although initially loss making by 2006 it had grown to more than 50 million accounts and $1.5 billion in pre-tax income. 

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