Diane Schumaker-Krieg, Managing Director, Global Head of Research, Economics & Strategy
Diane Schumaker-Krieg is managing director, global head of Research, Economics & Strategy, and manages all fundamental research divisions within Wells Fargo, including Equities, High Yield, High Grade, Preferreds, 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 to investors and also service team members throughout the Wells Fargo organization, including the 35,000-person Wholesale Banking group and more than 15,000 financial advisors within Wells Fargo Advisors. She initiated the Wells Fargo Securities Managing Director Promotion Committee and has been chairing it for five years.
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 led a team 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 and 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. For the past five consecutive years, Diane has been recognized by American Banker in its prestigious “25 Most Powerful Women in Finance” survey. In 2014, Harvard’s Smart Woman Securities named Diane “Woman of the Year.” 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.