SANTA ROSA, Calif.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--To better serve increased commercial banking demand from northern California middle-market businesses, Wells Fargo announced today that Mike Emenhiser, Cristy Grieb, and Robin Wenzel have joined its North Coast Middle Market Banking team, serving Sonoma, Marin, Mendocino, Humboldt, and Napa counties.
Emenhiser brings 10 years of middle market banking experience in California to his new role as senior vice president and loan team manager. Grieb, a 12-year veteran of financial services, now oversees Wells Fargo treasury management for the North Coast. Wenzel brings more than 23 years middle market and corporate banking experience to her new role as senior vice president and senior relationship manager.
“Mike, Cristy, and Robin represent the very best of banking in the North Bay,” said Fred Vela, regional manager of Middle Market Banking for Wells Fargo in North Bay. “Mike and Cristy have a history of developing strong relationships with clients, and Robin’s wine industry expertise will be invaluable as Wells Fargo continues to expand across the north coast.”
In 1985, Wells Fargo opened its doors to middle market companies in the North Bay area, bringing substantial local-lending authority. Over the past five years, the bank’s Middle Market portfolio has enjoyed consistent double-digit growth, Vela said. “Having Mike, Cristy, and Robin join our team is testament to Wells Fargo’s ability to foster and promote best-in-class bankers ready to help our customers reach their financial goals.”
Since 2011, Emenhiser had served as a relationship manager with Wells Fargo’s Los Angeles South Middle Market Banking team. An active member in his community, Emenhiser volunteered with the Fred Jordan Mission in Los Angeles to help working poor and homeless families. Emenhiser earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration, with an emphasis in finance, real estate, and law from California State University in Long Beach.
Grieb most recently served as assistant vice president and relationship associate for Wells Fargo Middle Market Banking. She joined Wells Fargo in 2005. Prior to joining the Middle Market group in 2012, Grieb was a service manager for local branches compliance operations. Grieb is earning her bachelor’s degree in sociology from Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, California. For the past seven years, Grieb volunteered with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Walk annual fundraiser to bring help and hope to those affected by cancer.
New to Wells Fargo, Wenzel brings extensive middle market and corporate specialized lending experience to the bank. Wenzel has spent more than 12 years lending to wineries, growers and businesses ancillary to the wine industry. Most recently, she worked for six years at Bank of the West where she was instrumental in the growth of the bank’s regional wine industry portfolio. Wenzel also managed the global wine portfolio shared with BNP Paribas. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from University of San Francisco.
Wenzel actively supports many organizations, including the Napa Valley Grapegrowers, where she serves on the STOMP auction and finance committees. She also is a designated Family Resource for University of California San Francisco’s Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Team, and Co-Founder of the Wiskott-Aldrich Foundation, a nonprofit that provides global medical research, education, and financial support.
About Wells Fargo Middle Market Banking
With more than 140 offices in 38 states and four Canadian provinces, Wells Fargo Middle Market Banking provides local service and decision-making for businesses with $20 million to $500 million-plus in annual sales. Asset-based lending, traditional secured loans, and capital markets provide access to working capital for day-to-day operations and growth. Expertise and services are available to specialty industries, including wine, food and agribusiness, healthcare, government, higher education, clean technology, and environmental services. Watch stories about successful middle market companies at http://wholesalebanking.wf.com/cmbg-success-stories.
About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.6 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 8,700 locations, 12,500 ATMs, and the internet (wellsfargo.com), and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 265,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 29 on Fortune’s 2014 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Wells Fargo perspectives are also available at Wells Fargo Blogs and Wells Fargo Stories.