Wells Fargo Names Secil Watson Head of Wholesale Internet Solutions

SAN FRANCISCO--()--Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC), the first bank to offer commercial and corporate customers mobile services and single sign-on access to online banking, said today that Secil Tabli Watson has been named head of Wholesale Internet Solutions.

“Secil has led innovation and growth of our consumer Internet and mobile channels for nearly a decade,” said Danny Peltz, executive vice president and head of Treasury Management at Wells Fargo. “Her leadership, expertise, and insight will keep our commercial and corporate channel at the industry’s forefront, deliver innovative new solutions, and enhance our customers’ experience.”

In her new role, Watson will guide strategic direction for the Commercial Electronic Office® (CEO®) portal, which provides instant online access to more than 80 applications, including cash management, credit and loans, foreign exchange, global payments, health benefit services, insurance, trade services, trust, investment, and retirement services. She also will be responsible for CEO Mobile® service, which allows customers to monitor their accounts and perform critical tasks from anywhere using Web-enabled mobile devices.

Watson joined Wells Fargo in 2002. She served nine years as senior vice president in the Internet Services Group, managing online and mobile payments, fraud prevention, authentication, customer experience and insights, payment and fraud operations. Under her leadership, active mobile channel customers grew to more than 7 million, and online banking customers reached 19.7 million. Bank Technology News named Watson its Innovator of the Year in 2009.

A senior vice president based in San Francisco, Watson earned an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University. She is an active member of the Wells Fargo Enterprise Diversity Council.

About the CEO portal and the CEO Mobile service

The CEO portal offers Wells Fargo commercial and corporate customers single sign-on access to more than 80 online banking applications and reports. The CEO Mobile service is an extension of select portal services, giving customers the ability to access accounts and make important decisions when they’re on the move. Customers can use the CEO Mobile service to initiate and approve payments, receive alerts about critical transactions or items that need attention, review account balances and transactions, manage commercial card expense reporting, review and reset rates for expiring term loans, and administer and reset passwords – and now, to deposit checks and money orders on the go.

About Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.3 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 stores, 12,000 ATMs, the Internet (wellsfargo.com and wachovia.com), and other distribution channels across North America and internationally. With more than 270,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in America. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 23 on Fortune’s 2011 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially.

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gabriel.h.boehmer@wellsfargo.com
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Secil Tabli Watson, head of Wholesale Internet Solutions for Wells Fargo. (Photo: Business Wire)

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Release Summary

Wells Fargo has named Secil Tabli Watson as head of its Wholesale Internet Solutions group.

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Contacts

Wells Fargo & Company
Gabriel Boehmer, 503-886-4186
gabriel.h.boehmer@wellsfargo.com
Follow us on Twitter: @WellsFargo