Senior Executive Vice President, Wholesale Banking
Wells Fargo & Company
Perry Pelos is senior executive vice president and head of Wholesale Banking at Wells Fargo, where he oversees approximately 50 lines of business dedicated to helping small, mid-sized, and large commercial and corporate companies succeed financially. Wholesale business lines include Capital Markets, Business Banking, Middle Market Banking, Corporate Banking, Government & Institutional Banking, Commercial Real Estate, Asset Backed Finance, Equipment Finance, Insurance, and Investment Banking, as well as Wells Fargo Capital Finance and Commercial Distribution Finance. Perry serves on the Wells Fargo Operating Committee and is based in San Francisco.
Perry began his current role in October 2016. Previously, he served as the head of Commercial Banking Services and oversaw several important Wholesale lines of business, including Business Banking (serving companies with $5 million to $20 million in annual sales), Middle Market Banking (serving companies with $20 million to $1 billion in annual sales), and Corporate Banking (serving large corporations with sales of $1 billion or more), as well as Treasury Management and Insurance.
From 2010 to 2015 he headed Middle Market Banking (formerly named Commercial Banking Group), with responsibility for more than 25 divisions nationwide. Before that, he was division manager for the Middle Market Central division. In 1998, he was appointed head of the Corporate Banking division, and prior to that he held several positions in Commercial and Corporate Banking. Perry joined Wells Fargo in 1987 in the company’s Commercial Banking training program.
Perry received a B.A. in economics from Northwestern University and an M.B.A. in finance and accounting from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.
His outside interests include serving on the board of the San Francisco Symphony and serving as a board member and treasurer of the Bay Area Council, a business-sponsored, public policy advocacy organization for the nine-county Bay Area.