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Wells Fargo EF Names Kelly Head of Vendor Financial Services

April 27, 2016, 07:34 AM

Wells Fargo Equipment Finance announced the appointment of 30-year industry veteran Jim Kelly to lead the new Wells Fargo Vendor Financial Services group, which includes the combined GE and Wells Fargo vendor platforms. Based in Irving, Texas, Kelly will report to Bill Mayer, head of Wells Fargo Equipment Finance, and lead a team of approximately 1,100 team members across the U.S.
“Jim is a proven industry leader with the diverse set of skills necessary to lead our vendor business,” said Mayer. “I’m confident that he will advance our position as a leader in vendor financing and continue to provide the highest possible service to our customers while improving efficiencies.”
Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Jim was the president of GE Capital’s Vendor Finance business, where he was responsible for attracting and winning new relationships as well as managing and growing finance programs with thousands of manufacturers and dealers across multiple industries. 
The Wells Fargo Vendor Financial Services group works with manufacturers, dealers and distributors to help them manage their equipment inventory, enhance sales opportunities and serve their customers through a full range of financing programs designed for their specific business needs. The combined Vendor Financial Services group has a portfolio of approximately $13 billion in assets under management.
Wells Fargo Equipment Finance provides competitive fixed- and floating-rate loans and leases covering a full range of commercial equipment for businesses nationwide as well as floor planning and inventory financing, and vendor programs in selected industries in the United States and Canada. Wells Fargo Equipment Finance is a leading bank affiliated equipment leasing and finance business in North America by asset portfolio and annual originations and has 2,250 team members serving customers.

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