BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Two years after establishing its first Commercial Banking Executive Advisory Board here to help further expand the company’s position as the nation’s No. 1 middle market commercial lender, Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) announced today the addition of Doug Bryant to its New England advisory board. A highly respected banking veteran, Bryant joins Bob Smyth, Frederick “Fritz” Ferbert, and David Splaine to analyze, enhance, and support the growth strategy of Wells Fargo’s New England Commercial Banking division.
Bryant has more than four decades of financial services experience in the New England market. He joined Wells Fargo as a regional manager in the Boston Regional Commercial Banking Office in 2006. Prior to his retirement in March 2015, Bryant served as a regional sales manager for the Northeast Division of Wells Fargo Commercial Banking, covering New York, New Jersey, and New England.
“Boston is home to one of the largest and fastest-growing commercial banking divisions at Wells Fargo,” said Greg O’Brien, head of Wells Fargo Commercial Banking in New England. “Adding Doug to our highly-regarded executive advisory board fits perfectly into our strategy and commitment to grow our business throughout this region.”
During his career, Bryant held senior management positions with Mellon Bank and Bank of America and its legacy New England banks. He holds a bachelor's degree in American History from Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, and a master’s from Harvard Business School in Boston. He recently completed a two-year assignment as chairman of the board of trustees of the Greater New England Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and he continues to serve on that organization’s executive committee.
“The Commercial Banking Executive Advisory Board is a very creative and entrepreneurial effort by Wells Fargo to leverage senior bankers’ deep understanding of the regional marketplace, and to help establish and build the bank’s powerful commercial product offerings,” said Ferbert. “Doug’s addition — with all of his experience and years in the New England marketplace ― is a natural choice for expanding the advisory board.”
The executive advisor role has become an integral part of Wells Fargo Commercial Banking throughout the East Coast. First launched in Boston in 2013, the company has also established executive advisors in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
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