First Nationwide Installs A Cool Hand as Retail Chief

The new retail boss at First Nationwide Financial Corp., Peter K. Thomsen, faces a daunting task: From headquarters in San Francisco, he oversees a patchwork of 263 thrift branches in 11 states - handicapped by diverse cultures and product lines, inconsistent management quality, and low market share.

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