Daily News: March 22, 2013

Wells Fargo Commercial Banking Names Loan Team Leader

Wells Fargo said it appointed Jim Meyer, who has served commercial banking customers for more than 30 years, as a senior vice president to lead Commercial Banking in southeast Wisconsin.

Since 2008, Meyer had been managing director and division head of The PrivateBank in Milwaukee. He began his commercial banking career as a middle market relationship manager for Bank One (now JPMorgan Chase) in Milwaukee. Meyer moved to Cincinnati for an opportunity with StarBank and then returned to Milwaukee for Firstar (now US Bank), where he worked in capital markets, corporate banking, and middle market lending. He then joined LaSalle Bank in 1998 and served in a leadership role for nearly a decade, including division head.

“Jim Meyer brings more than three decades of experience – including multibank financing, buyout financing, recapitalizations, and other strategic capital structuring – to our local customers,” said Gina Alberts Peter, the Milwaukee-based regional manager for Wells Fargo Commercial Banking in Wisconsin and upper Michigan. “Combined with our local decision-making and national resources, Jim’s addition to our team gives Milwaukee customers a distinct competitive advantage.”