Heather Hunt-Ruddy

Heather Hunt-Ruddy

Managing Director

Head of Client Experience and Growth

Heather Hunt-Ruddy is head of Client Experience and Growth at Wells Fargo Advisors. A core element of her role is the development of not only client relationships, but the field leaders who help bring the Wells Fargo Advisors vision and values to life.

Heather believes our advisors must be empowered to support all of clients’ needs, particularly in an environment that changes as frequently as financial services does. Our industry is constantly evolving, and the ability to pivot and adapt is more important now than ever. As the firm navigates these changes, Heather’s team remains focused on one very simple tenet: ensuring Wells Fargo Advisors is the best home for our clients and advisors.

Heather was born in the St. Louis area and raised in central Illinois, and was happy to return as Regional President, Gateway Region for three years before accepting the role of Head of Client Experience and Growth in 2017. Prior to this role, Heather held management positions at Wells Fargo Advisors offices in Detroit, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Ohio.

Committed to the development of our financial advisors and team members, Heather chairs the Talent Identification Committee, as well as co-chairs the Women’s Summit and the Women’s Managers Forum at Wells Fargo Advisors.

Heather received a bachelor’s degree from DePaul University and is a graduate of the Securities Industry Association (SIA) Institute at Wharton. She holds Series 3, 7, 24, 65, 9 and 10 securities registrations.

Outside of work, nothing means more to Heather than family. She has been married for over 20 years and is a proud mother to three children.