- Wells Fargo
Chuck Silverman is the executive vice president and group head of Wells Fargo Global Financial Institutions (GFI). With offices in both Philadelphia and San Francisco, he oversees teams in more than 30 overseas locations and offices throughout the U.S. that manage the company’s relationships with domestic and international financial institutions and multilateral enterprise businesses.
GFI provides banking services to financial institutions and multilateral agencies across the globe, including payments, collections, trade services, deposits, credit, foreign exchange, and liquidity and investment management.
A 20-year company veteran, Chuck began his banking career with Philadelphia National Bank. He has held multiple positions within the International Group, including managing sales for the bank’s Asian branch network, based in Hong Kong, and leading a specialized payments sales team that provided support to customers, relationship managers, and representative offices in 34 countries. In 2005, he oversaw Wachovia’s successful acquisition of the international banking group at Union Bank of California as project lead. In 2006, Chuck became the area head for GFI’s South and
Southeast region overseeing 11 representative offices in one of the world’s fastest growing and most credit intensive regions. Upon the merger of Wells Fargo and Wachovia, Chuck was named head of GFI Product Distribution and Network Services. In this role, he was responsible for developing the cross-sell strategy for financial institution customers and connecting U.S. based customers doing business internationally with a
worldwide financial institutions network. He was promoted as head of GFI in 2010.
Chuck holds a bachelor’s degree in East Asian studies from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa., where he completed a study abroad program in Nanjing, China. Chuck is co-chair for the microfinance subcommittee of the Wells Fargo International Group. He is also the former chairman of the Bankers’ Association for Finance and Trade (BAFT).