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William M. Laird, Senior Vice President

William M. Laird
Bill is the national portfolio manager for Wells Fargo Preferred Capital. Based in Philadelphia, he oversees the Philadelphia and Des Moines-based relationship managers and credit analysts, along with the Preferred Capital portfolio, and works with marketing in assessing the viability of new transactions.
Bill and his team leverage their expertise and firsthand knowledge of the consumer and auto finance industries and related business operations to provide customers with the capital they need. Bill’s team focuses on portfolio growth while providing adequate returns relative to the risk to Wells Fargo. Bill started in this role in 2011.
Prior to becoming national portfolio manager, Bill oversaw the Philadelphia-based operations and commercial portfolio for Preferred Capital. His experience in the industry includes auditing, marketing, and relationship management at CoreStates, Bank United, and Washington Mutual prior to joining Wells Fargo in 2002.