Remember Erin Callan? Was the chief financial officer at Lehman Brothers circa a time you really, really didn't want to be CFO of Lehman Brothers? Was unceremoniously fired in June 2008, did a brief stint at Credit Suisse, had a break down while working at the Swiss bank, went into hiding and married a firefighter, and, a few years back, wrote an op-ed for the Times in which she wrote about soul-sucking 20 years she spent on Wall Street? She's got a self-published book out today called Full Circle: A Memoir of Leaning In Too Far and the Journey Back, and while she confesses to still being pretty miffed at former bosses Dick Fuld and Joe Gregory, for making her do an ill-fated March 2008 conference call when she was "so new in her position that she barely had a grasp of Lehman's complex finances and mortgage-bond holdings," it sounds as though Fuld might get back on the Christmas card distribution list this year.
In addition to rebuilding her life and finding a kind of calm, Callan writes of another cathartic moment that came in January 2015. She got a phone call from someone she hadn't spoken to in more than six years. “Erin," a man's voice said, "it’s Dick Fuld.” Fuld had one important message to convey, Callan writes: He was sorry for having put her in that position, and he wanted her to know that what had happened back in 2008 wasn't her fault. Callan writes: "He said everything I had wanted to hear for so many years."
It's unclear if Fuld will be called on for babysitting duties-- Callan and her second husband now have a daughter-- but if he keeps it up, anything could happen.