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Simmons Named Head of National Sales for Wells Fargo Advisors

June 02, 2023, 07:32 AM

Wells Fargo announced that Barry Simmons is the new head of National Sales for Wells Fargo Advisors.

In this role, Simmons will lead Wells Fargo Advisors’ sales and business development team nationally, advisor recruiting across all channels, branch communications and advisor and client event strategy.

Reporting to Sol Gindi, head of Wells Fargo Advisors and of Wealth & Investment Management’s (WIM) Client Relationship Group, Simmons will partner closely with WIM’s divisional leaders, field leadership, and centers of excellence to execute the WIM business strategy and drive growth.

“We are at a pivotal point in delivering on our growth strategy, with new technology and enhanced product offerings rolling out this year,” said Gindi. “Barry’s deep industry experience will help us carry out our strategic objective to deliver all of Wells Fargo Advisors’ capabilities to serve clients and help advisors grow their businesses.”

Simmons was most recently a managing director and head of the East Division for J.P. Morgan Wealth Management where he led a team of more than 1,600 financial advisors. He joined J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. in 2016 as the head of Card Customer Service, later moving to serve as the head of California Consumer & Wealth Management. Earlier in his career, he worked as the Wealth Management executive for Enterprise Business and Community Engagement responsible for driving integration efforts for U.S. Trust and Merrill Lynch with all lines of business across Bank of America.

He is a graduate of the University of Virginia, and he earned an MBA in finance from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill – Kenan-Flagler Business School. Simmons is passionate about serving the community and developing the next generation of diverse leaders. He serves as a board member of the Council of Urban Professional, and One Hundred Black Men of New York, and is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

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