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Regional Investment Banking Team

Group Head

Sam Farnham
Sam Farnham is a managing director and head of our Middle Market Investment Banking group. He leads our origination and execution efforts, as well as strategic and capital markets advisory services, for middle-market companies and financial sponsors. Read more about Sam Farnham.
 

Specialized services

Middle Market Financial Sponsors Show Details

 
Murphy Clark
Murphy Clark is a managing director and leads our middle-market financial sponsor coverage team, covering more than 170 middle-market financial sponsors. Read more about Murphy Clark.
 

M&A Execution Show Details

 
Ryan Murphy
Ryan Murphy is a director in the Middle Market Investment Banking group. He joined Wells Fargo in 2005 and has more than nine years of mergers and acquisitions experience. Read more about Ryan Murphy.
 
Bernie Zaia
Bernie Zaia is a managing director and head of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) for our Middle Market Investment Banking group. He has more than 25 years of M&A and corporate finance experience. Read more about Bernie Zaia.
 

Regional Teams

NortheastShow Details

 
Conor Byrne
Conor Byrne is a director and covers the Northeast. He joined the group in 2012. Previously, he was a senior member of the Wells Fargo Securities Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) group, where he focused on sourcing and executing M&A transactions in the consumer and retail sector. Read more about Conor Byrne.
 
Kelly Landreth
Kelly Landreth is a director and provides strategic advisory and capital raising services to middle-market companies throughout the Northeast and Canada. She is based in New York. Read more about Kelly Landreth.
 

SoutheastShow Details

 

Mid-Atlantic

Kristin Lesher
Kristin Lesher is a managing director and is responsible for investment banking coverage across the Mid-Atlantic region. She has worked on a broad range of transactions, including buy-side, sell-side, and joint venture assignments; capital raising opportunities; and managing principal investments. She has more than 13 years of M&A experience. Read more about Kristin Lesher.
 

Carolinas

Rick Dowd
Rick Dowd is chairman and managing director of our Middle Market Investment Banking group. He has more than 20 years of strategic advisory experience. Read more about Rick Dowd.
 

Southern Region

Chris Nobili
Chris Nobili is a director and covers the Southern region. He has more than 14 years of investment banking and corporate finance experience with extensive expertise in M&A and debt and equity financing. Read more about Chris Nobili.
 
Tim Wielechowski
Tim Wielechowski is a managing director and covers Florida. He has more than 15 years of experience in corporate finance, M&A, and private equity. Read more about Tim Wielechowski.
 

MidwestShow Details

 

Central Region

Rob Biodrowski
Rob Biodrowski is a director and is responsible for the origination and execution of investment banking services for companies and financial sponsors based in Illinois and Wisconsin. Read more about Rob Biodrowski.
 
Kevin Sullivan
Kevin Sullivan is a managing director and covers the Central, Midwestern, and Southern U.S., with responsibility ranging from Louisiana to Minnesota. He has more than 20 years of corporate finance experience with extensive expertise in M&A and financing transactions for companies across a wide range of industries. Read more about Kevin Sullivan.
 

Great Lakes Region

Carl Genberg
Carl Genberg is a director and is responsible for the origination and execution of investment banking services for companies and financial sponsors in the Great Lakes region. Read more about Carl Genberg.
 

SouthwestShow Details

 
Shane Goodwin
Shane Goodwin is a managing director. He joined Wells Fargo in 2010 to lead our investment banking practice for the Middle Market group in the Southwest, providing strategic and capital markets advisory services for corporate and financial sponsor clients. Read more about Shane Goodwin.
 

WestShow Details

 

Mountain Region

Barry Lutz
Barry Lutz is a director and provides investment banking and capital markets advisory services to corporate and financial sponsor clients in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. Read more about Barry Lutz.
 

Pacific Northwest/Western Canada

Adam Harrington
Adam Harrington is a director and provides strategic advisory and capital raising services to middle-market companies throughout the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada. Read more about Adam Harrington.
 
Nick Williams
Nick Williams is a managing director and covers the Pacific Northwest region. He has more than 35 years of experience advising corporate clients on M&A and capital markets transactions. Read more about Nick Williams.
 

Northern California

Brad Matsik
Brad Matsik is a managing director and covers Northern California. With more than 20 years of experience, Brad has originated and executed dozens of corporate finance transactions across a number of industry sectors. Read more about Brad Matsik.
 

Southern California

Charlie Woo
Charlie Woo is a managing director and covers middle-market corporations in Southern California. He joined Wells Fargo in 2010. Read more about Charlie Woo.