President, Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network
Kent Christian is president of Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network and is responsible for setting the strategic direction for the management, satisfaction, retention and organic growth of the firm’s independent financial advisor business. He sits on the Wells Fargo Advisors Operating Committee.
Kent joined Wells Fargo Advisors in 2005 as president of the Independent Brokerage Group and later served as president of the Financial Services Group. Before joining the firm, Kent was the national sales director for Raymond James Financial in St. Petersburg, Florida. Earlier, he was executive vice president of Sales and Marketing for Plan Member Financial Corporation in Santa Barbara, California. Kent started his professional career with Bank of America Corporation where he served in various leadership and management capacities in capital markets, retail securities and private banking.
Kent is a graduate of Duke University with a degree in economics. He is a board member for the Financial Services Institute. Kent has also served on the executive committee and board of directors for the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA). He is a prior board member of the United Way of Greater St. Louis and the United Way of Greater Richmond and Petersburg. Kent holds Series 7, 24, 53 and 63 registrations.