Maureen Miskovic has spent her entire career "running toward gunfire."

She started out at the London Metal Exchange as the silver crisis was cresting. She was at the London Stock Exchange for the Mexican peso crisis and Barings Bank's implosion. And she became the chief risk officer at Lehman Brothers just in time for the run on its stock in 1998. "I keep telling myself that I really have to stop doing this at some point," she says. "But it's just a part of who I am."

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