Wells Fargo hired Alexandra Barth in its corporate and investment bank (CIB) segment as co-head of leveraged finance within the banking division. She will co-lead the leveraged finance team with Trip Morris. She reports to Tim O’Hara, head of banking, and is based in New York. Barth joins from Deutsche Bank, where she was most recently co-head of leveraged finance.

“We are pleased to welcome Alex to Wells Fargo,” O’Hara said. “A proven leader in leveraged finance, Alex has a track record of winning Left Lead mandates and driving great outcomes for clients. She is a strong addition to our platform and will be an excellent partner to Trip as we continue to build on momentum and grow our Leveraged Finance business.”

“Alex is an immensely talented leveraged finance banker with a broad skillset and deep experience across key sectors with both sponsor-backed and corporate issuers,” Trip Morris, co-head of leveraged finance, said. “I look forward to partnering with her to lead and drive forward our leveraged finance business.”

Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Barth spent 25 years at Deutsche Bank, predominantly in the bank’s leveraged finance business. Prior to co-leading leveraged finance at Deutsche Bank, Barth held numerous leadership roles within the business including co-head of U.S. leveraged debt capital markets (2017-2023) and co-head of U.S. high yield capital markets (2014-2017). Barth began her career at Deutsche Bank in 1999 as a media and telecommunications banker before joining the leveraged finance business in 2002.

Barth received a Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College.