Wells promotes Kleinman to commercial banking division sales exec

Wells Fargo has elevated Adam Kleinman to commercial banking division sales executive for the metro New Jersey and New York region, the bank announced Tuesday.

In his new position, Kleinman will transition from his current business development officer role, which he has held since 2017, to develop, support, and lead business development officers, develop strategic sales initiatives, and assist in new client acquisition and deepen existing customer relationships across the market.

Wells officials say the move will further bolster the bank’s presence across northern, central and southern New Jersey.

Kleinman, who will begin the role Dec. 5, will report to Lucia DiNapoli Gibbons, who is an EVP and division executive of Wells Fargo Commercial Banking for the metro New York/New Jersey market.

Kleinman brings 15 years of experience in commercial banking to the position, including roles at JPMorgan Chase and Credit Suisse.

During his nine-year tenure at Wells Fargo, Kleinman brought on multiple new clients spanning the commercial & industrial and investor real estate sectors. He also has served as a relationship manager in Wells Fargo’s northern New Jersey office and a strategist on the bank’s commercial strategies team.

Wells officials say the promotion comes during a significant period of growth for Wells Fargo’s commercial banking team in the Northeast region. In total, the bank’s presence across New Jersey, New York City, and Long Island now includes over 100 employees that serve companies in the $10 million-$2 billion annual revenue range.

Kleinman replaces Tim DiGiulio, who is moving on to develop and lead the banks sustainable finance advisory team.