Wells Fargo & Company today 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.
About Wells Fargo Wealth & Investment Management
Wells Fargo Wealth & Investment Management (WIM) is a division within Wells Fargo & Company. WIM provides financial products and services through various bank and brokerage affiliates of Wells Fargo & Company and is one of the largest wealth managers in the U.S., with more than $1.9 trillion in client assets. WIM provides personalized wealth management, brokerage, financial planning, lending, private banking, trust, and fiduciary products and services to affluent, high‑net‑worth, and ultra‑high‑net worth clients. WIM operates through advisors in Wells Fargo Advisors, independent brokerage offices, and digitally through Intuitive Investor and WellsTrade, as well as through advisors in The Private Bank experience and banking centers.
The Private Bank is an experience level for qualifying clients of Wells Fargo & Investment Management (WIM). WIM offers financial products and services through affiliates of Wells Fargo & Company. Bank products and services are available through Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Member FDIC.
Brokerage services are offered through Wells Fargo Advisors. Wells Fargo Advisors is a trade name used by Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC, and Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC, Members SIPC, separate registered broker‑dealers and non‑bank affiliates of Wells Fargo & Company. WellsTrade® and Intuitive Investor© brokerage accounts are offered through Wells Fargo Clearing Services.
About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a leading financial services company that has approximately $1.9 trillion in assets, proudly serves one in three U.S. households and more than 10% of small businesses in the U.S., and is a leading middle market banking provider in the U.S. We provide a diversified set of banking, investment, and mortgage products and services, as well as consumer and commercial finance, through our four reportable operating segments: Consumer Banking and Lending, Commercial Banking, Corporate and Investment Banking, and Wealth & Investment Management. Wells Fargo ranked No. 41 on Fortune’s 2022 rankings of America’s largest corporations. In the communities we serve, the company focuses its social impact on building a sustainable, inclusive future for all by supporting housing affordability, small business growth, financial health, and a low‑carbon economy.