Diane Schumaker-Krieg, Global Head of Research, Economics & Strategy
Diane Schumaker-Krieg is Global Head of Research, Economics & Strategy and manages all fundamental research divisions within Wells Fargo Securities, including Equities, High Yield, High Grade, Structured Products, Municipal Bonds, Strategic Indexing, Equity Strategy, Credit Strategy and Economics. She is responsible for aligning Wells Fargo's research capabilities with the company’s origination and product areas to better serve clients, manage risk, and build brand awareness through proprietary research and industry conferences.
Diane and her team provide research services to all areas of Wells Fargo, including the 34,000-person Wholesale Banking group and the 15,000+ financial consultants within Wells Fargo Advisors. She is a member of the Wells Fargo Securities (WFS) Management Committee, which sets the strategic direction for the Capital Markets and Investment Banking division. Diane initiated and chaired the WFS Managing Director Promotion Committee and serves on the Wells Fargo Enterprise Stakeholders Council, an executive committee charged with firm-wide reputational issues.
Before joining Wachovia Securities in 2004, Diane was a managing director and co-head of U.S. Equity Research for Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB), where she worked for 14 years and managed a staff of top-ranked analysts. Diane chaired CSFB's Stock Selection, Investment Policy, and Research Review committees and was a member of CSFB’s Global Equity Operating Committee and Managing Director Promotion Committee. Diane began her investment banking career at Dillon Read, a UBS predecessor bank, in private placements and equity capital markets.
Prior to Wall Street, Diane held several corporate treasury positions including Director of International Finance & Foreign Exchange at PepsiCo, Director of Corporate Finance at PRIMERICA, and financial analyst in the Exploration & Production Division of Mobil Oil Corp.
Diane is a Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma XI, and summa cum laude graduate of Wellesley College and holds an M.B.A. in finance from Columbia University. In the past four consecutive years, Diane was recognized by American Banker on their prestigious "25 Most Powerful Women in Finance" survey. In 2007, Legal Momentum, the nation's oldest women's legal and public policy advocacy group, honored Diane as a business leader who has broken new ground.