Wells Fargo names Kristy Fercho as head of diverse segments, representation and inclusion at the company. Since it launched in 2020, the DSRI function has coordinated Wells Fargo’s DE&I efforts across the company – developing products and services to serve customers from underserved communities and driving DE&I initiatives firmwide. Fercho has served at Wells Fargo’s head of home lending since 2020, and her previous positions include president of mortgage at Flagstar Bank and senior vp at Fannie Mae. “Her deep business experience, including her most recent role as head of our home lending business, puts her in a unique position to make our DE&I work even more central to how we operate as a company and to drive positive outcomes for our employees and communities,” said Wells Fargo CEO Charlie Scharf.
Lansons appoints four senior advisors to enhance the firm’s capability for advising on reputation and ESG at board level. The four are: Philip Collins, CEO of The Draft and chief speech writer for former British prime minister, Tony Blair; Alliance Trust senior independent director and Diversity Project co-founder Sarah Bates; Shereen Daniels; managing director of HR rewired, and author of “The Anti-Racist Organization: Dismantling Systemic Racism in the Workplace”; and former CMO of The Royal Bank of Scotland David Wheldon, OBE. “Together they will enhance our skills and capabilities and provide our clients with deep expertise from which to draw,” said Lansons CEO Gordon Tempest Hay/
FundamentalVR, which specializes in immersive medical technology, names Maayan Wenderow, vice president of marketing. Wenderow was previously associate director of marketing at Baxter International and director of marketing at Cheetah Medical. At Fundamental VR, she will be leading marketing strategy and execution. The company has also brought on Erin Kullgren as vp of growth, Michelle Halsne as vp of sales and Dottie Barrett at vp of strategic data commericalization, bringing the proportion of women in FundamentalVR’s leadership to 55 percent.