Executive Team

The Wells Fargo Preferred Capital executive team is committed to supporting the consumer finance industry and all its customers. We participate in numerous syndicated credits, in many cases acting as lead agent in these bank groups.

Tom Murphy | Steve Dostal | Loren Love | Sharon L. Mancero | Harlan Thomas

Tom Murphy

Executive Vice President and Managing Director

Tom has been the Head of Wells Fargo’s consumer ABL group (doing business as Wells Fargo Preferred Capital) since 2006. Based in Des Moines, IA, Tom oversees all aspects of this business segment within the Structured Finance Group of Wells Fargo’s Commercial Investment Bank. Tom joined Wells Fargo in 1985, serving in various managerial roles in the consumer finance operations of the bank and as an executive committee member of what was then Wells Fargo Financial. Tom is a supervisory principal with FINRA SIE, 63, 79, 7TO, and 24 licensing certifications. He is a United States military veteran, having served in the Marine Corps Reserves from 1981 through 1987.

Steve Dostal

Director, Administration

Steve is the manager of analytics, focusing on both internal performance as well as client and industry trends affecting the consumer lending environment. Steve joined Wells Fargo in 2003 with Corporate Development, coordinating and evaluating activities related to Wells Fargo’s acquisition and divestiture strategy. Steve began his career with KPMG attaining the position of senior manager before moving on to other endeavors.

Loren Love

Director, Portfolio Management

Loren is focused on prospect analysis, including structure analytics and modeling of complex deal structures, along with new product initiatives, and manages Preferred Capital’s underwriting team. Loren joined Wells Fargo in December 1998 and also spent four years in Risk Management working with Wells Fargo’s auto finance operations. He worked in public accounting for five years prior to joining Wells Fargo and holds a certificate as a certified public accountant.

Sharon Mancero

Director, Marketing and Business Development

Sharon’s responsibilities include the marketing and business development efforts for Wells Fargo Preferred Capital covering the United States and Canada. Sharon began her career at Wells Fargo Financial Leasing in 1992 in Boston and was later transferred to St. Louis in 1996. In 1998 she was transferred to Des Moines and in 2001 joined Wells Fargo Preferred Capital. Sharon serves as a board member of the American Financial Services Association (AFSA) Business Partner Board and is a former President and Chair of National Automotive Finance (NAF) Association. Sharon is a graduate of the Isenberg School of Business, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Harlan Thomas

Vice President, Loan Administrator and Financial Analyst 

Harlan focuses on administration and servicing of customer accounts as well as the customer financial analysis process and related systems. Harlan joined Wells Fargo Financial as an associate accountant in the company’s Controller’s department in 1992. In 2000, he joined Wells Fargo Preferred Capital as a financial analyst.