ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) announced today that David Kowach has been named president and head of Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC (WFA), the company’s national retail brokerage, effective immediately. Kowach will report to David Carroll, senior executive vice president and head of Wells Fargo Wealth and Investment Management (WIM). He succeeds Mary Mack, who was named head of Community Banking for Wells Fargo effective July 31.
Kowach has worked in the financial services industry for 25 years and has been with Wells Fargo and its predecessors for almost his entire career. Since 2012 he has served as head of WFA’s Private Client Group, WFA’s largest business channel with nearly 11,000 financial advisors who serve clients in all 50 states. Kowach will continue to be based in St. Louis and will lead the WFA Operating Committee. The company will address the matter of Kowach’s successor shortly.
“Ever since he began his career as a financial advisor, David Kowach has been focused on what is best for clients,” Carroll said. “David is well known and highly respected for his industry knowledge, deep relationships and proven results. He has a demonstrated track record of creativity and a vision for the evolution of the advisory business that is so important to our future competitiveness.”
Prior to leading the Private Client Group, Kowach led WFA’s Business Development Group where he was responsible for financial advisor recruitment and retention, growth strategies and national sales. He began his career as a financial advisor in the Philadelphia area.
“I've always believed that Wells Fargo’s advisors and team members are the best in the industry when it comes to serving clients,” said Kowach. “I’m so proud and honored for the opportunity to work with them and our partners to take care of clients and prepare our business for the future.”
Kowach is a graduate of Villanova University with a degree in finance. He actively supports several St. Louis-area charitable organizations, including the St. Louis Zoo, United Way, Forest Park Forever and Central Institute for the Deaf. Kowach and his wife Kerrin have two daughters.
About Wells Fargo Advisors
With $1.5 trillion in client assets as of June 30, 2016, Wells Fargo Advisors provides investment advice and guidance to clients through 15,042 full-service financial advisors and 3,900 licensed bankers. This vast network of advisors, one of the nation’s largest, serves investors through locations in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Wells Fargo Advisors is the trade name used by two separate registered broker-dealers and non-bank affiliates of Wells Fargo & Company: Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC and Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC (members SIPC). Statistics include other broker-dealers of Wells Fargo & Company. www.wellsfargoadvisors.com
About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.9 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 8,600 locations, 13,000 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 36 countries and territories to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 268,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 27 on Fortune’s 2016 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Wells Fargo perspectives are also available at Wells Fargo Blogs and Wells Fargo Stories.
Wells Fargo Advisors is the trade name used by two separate registered broker-dealers: Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC and Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC, Members SIPC, non-bank affiliates of Wells Fargo & Company.