Joe Wells joined the Wells Fargo Capital Finance Loan Originations team, led by Jim Marasco, as a business development officer for the Midwest region.

Wells will be working with customers to deliver flexible and customizable senior secured financing structures across a wide range of companies within many verticals, including certain specialized industries such as software/technology, retail and healthcare.

“Joe’s expertise in business development and strong communication skills will be a substantial asset to our team,” said Eran Cohen, managing director at Wells Fargo Capital Finance. “He represents a multitude of Wells Fargo services and consistently demonstrates an in-depth knowledge of not only our products and services but our broader Wholesale Banking Group.”

Wells returns to Capital Finance after two years at the Wells Fargo Middle Market Banking (MMB) office in Milwaukee. He began his career with Wells Fargo in 2004 when he joined the U.S Corporate Banking team in Dallas, then attended the Credit Management Training Program before going on to join Capital Finance in 2007 as a direct loan originator based in Chicago.

In 2010, he won one of Wells Fargo’s prestigious awards, Golden Spoke, which is awarded to team members for the outstanding work. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Wells worked at Robert W. Baird & Co. as a project analyst.