Wells Fargo Securities, part of Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC), announced today that Paul Lejuez will be joining Wells Fargo Securities as a managing director and senior analyst in the Equity Research Department covering the Specialty Retail and Broadlines sectors. He will be based in New York, jointly reporting to Sam Pearlstein and Todd Wickwire, co-heads of Equity Research at Wells Fargo Securities.
“Paul is widely recognized by investors and issuers as a thought leader in the sector and we are excited to have him lead our Specialty Retail and Broadlines Equity Research effort,” said Diane Schumaker-Krieg, global head of Research, Economics & Strategy at Wells Fargo Securities. “With the addition of Paul’s knowledge and expertise, we believe Wells Fargo’s consumer retail research franchise will be greatly enhanced and increasingly valuable to our clients.”
Most recently, Lejuez was the senior Specialty Retail and Broadlines equity analyst for Nomura Securities. Prior to that, he spent more than 10 years at Credit Suisse, rising through the firm to become its senior Specialty Retail analyst. At his previous positions, Lejuez established and maintained a highly regarded Specialty Retail franchise, with his team ranking #3 in the 2012 Institutional Investor All-America Research poll. Lejuez holds both a Bachelor of Science (Magna Cum Laude) and Master of Science degree in Accountancy from Wake Forest University. Additionally, he holds Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designations and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
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