Wells Fargo Has Hired Someone Help It Meet The Right Woman

That's right, the least-trusted bank in America is paying to meet women.
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In case you were hoping for a little romance to slide into your weekend, it turns out that Wells Fargo has hired itself a matchmaker:

Wells Fargo’s ambition to become the only major U.S. bank with a female CEO underscores the need to restore its image with a wide range of constituents, including customers, shareholders, regulators and politicians, after it became mired in a scandal in 2016 for opening potentially millions of unauthorized accounts.

Wells Fargo’s ambition to become the only major U.S. bank with a female CEO underscores the need to restore its image with a wide range of constituents, including customers, shareholders, regulators and politicians, after it became mired in a scandal in 2016 for opening potentially millions of unauthorized accounts.

Wells Fargo wants to meet a nice lady, and it will pay for the privilege. And clearly, the word is on the street because the Khaleesi of Wall Street has prepared for this eventuality:

The board also discussed approaching JPMorgan Chase & Co’s Marianne Lake, but after the bank named her to run JPMorgan’s consumer lending business last week, that option became less viable, the source added. The board wants someone who can convince regulators, employees, investors and customers that the bank has fixed problems underpinning the sales scandal, the sources said.

Clever Jamie.

And speaking of clever:

Finding an outsider who meets all those qualifications and wants the job will be difficult, the sources said. There are few people with the necessary experience, even fewer of those who are women, and it is not clear if any of the obvious candidates would be open to taking the role.

We see you, Jimmy Gorman.

But, again, the important thing to remember is that while we all reckon with the #MeToo moment in this era of public shaming, the least-trusted bank in America is paying to meet women.

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