Relationship Managers

Meet the Relationship Managers at Wells Fargo Preferred Capital.

Patrick Alexander | Merle Becker | Michael Bohn | Jeff Faunce | Harley Gorter | Casey Johnson | Ben Long | Tom Romanowski

Patrick Alexander

Vice President, Relationship Manager

Patrick manages a portfolio of senior secured ABL facilities to indirect auto lenders and installment lenders throughout the eastern United States. Patrick joined Wells Fargo Bank in 2010 and later joined Wells Fargo Preferred Capital in 2012.

Merle Becker

Vice President, Senior Relationship Manager 

Merle joined Wells Fargo in 2002 after having spent eight years in corporate finance and credit in the consumer finance industry. Merle manages a portfolio which includes personal loan companies, indirect auto finance, and captive auto finance companies.

Michael Bohn

Vice President, Relationship Manager 

Michael began his career at Wells Fargo in Omaha, Nebraska in 1986. In 1989, he moved to Des Moines and initially joined Wells Fargo Preferred Capital in 2000. In 2003 Michael moved to Wells Fargo Financial to provide credit and risk analysis for the residential real estate, consumer, and commercial finance groups. He rejoined the Wells Fargo Preferred Capital team again in 2007.

Jeff Faunce Jeff Faunce

Vice President, Relationship Manager 

Jeff started at Wells Fargo in 2008 and later joined Wells Fargo Preferred Capital in July 2015. He has over 15 years of banking experience, including nine years in commercial lending and business development. Prior to joining Wells Fargo Preferred Capital, Jeff worked for the Wells Fargo Credit Resolution Group assisting middle market commercial businesses in working through difficult times to achieve their financial goals.

Harley Gorter

Vice President, Relationship Manager 

Harley began his career with Wells Fargo in 2009 as an underwriter in the Consumer Lending Group’s Central Loan Approval Office. In 2010, he joined Wells Fargo Preferred Capital as a credit analyst and was promoted to his current position in 2012. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Harley spent three years as an investment analyst with an insurance company based in Des Moines.

Casey Johnson

Senior Vice President, Senior Relationship Manager

Casey joined Wells Fargo in 1992 as a merchant portfolio manager with Norwest Card Services.  He later joined Wells Fargo Preferred Capital as a relationship manager in 2001 and then promoted to vice president in 2002. In 2006, Casey was promoted to his current position as senior vice president.

Ben Long

Vice President, Senior Relationship Manager 

Ben joined Wells Fargo in 2004 as a finance manager providing pricing, forecasting, and financial analysis to Wells Fargo Preferred Capital. From 2012 until rejoining the Preferred Capital team in 2014, Ben worked in Wells Fargo's Corporate Development group providing mergers and acquisitions analysis.

Tom Romanowski

Vice President, Senior Relationship Manager

Tom’s primary focus is managing eastern seaboard based clients and serves as Agent on several syndicated credit facilities. Tom joined the Wells Fargo Preferred Capital team in July 2003. Prior to joining the Preferred Capital team, Tom had 18 years in the ABL and rediscount industry.