Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) today announced the appointment of
Rich Baich to the role of chief information security officer. Baich will
join Wells Fargo from Deloitte and Touche LLP, where he led the Global
Cyber Threat and Vulnerability Management Practice. Prior to that, he
worked in several executive security positions within the public and
private sectors, including Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP, ChoicePoint, and
the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
In this role, Baich will oversee the company’s security vision,
strategy, and programs designed to secure customer and company
information. He will join the company late Summer 2012.
“We are fortunate to be able to add Rich’s expertise to our team to
carry us forward in the management of information security with an
emphasis on safeguarding customer and company information,” said Martin
Davis, executive vice president and head of Enterprise Technology
Services, Technology and Operations, Wells Fargo. “Our IT systems,
products and services play a critical role in the customer experience.
Rich’s exceptional skills and leadership are an excellent fit for Wells
Baich has extensive experience in information security having served in
the United States Navy for 20 years as an Information Warfare Officer,
Cryptology Officer, and Surface Warfare Officer. He earned an
undergraduate degree at the United States Naval Academy and completed a
Master of Science in Management degree in Financial Management as well
an M.B.A from the University of Maryland.
About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified,
community-based financial services company with $1.3 trillion in assets.
Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides
banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial
finance through more than 9,000 stores, 12,000 ATMs, the Internet (wellsfargo.com),
and has offices in more than 35 countries to support the bank’s
customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately
265,000 full-time equivalent team members, Wells Fargo serves one in
three households in United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No.
26 on Fortune’s 2012 rankings of America’s largest corporations.
Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs
and help them succeed financially.