Javier Puentes is senior vice president and regional services director for Pacific Midwest Regional Banking at Wells Fargo.
A 34-year financial services veteran, he was appointed to his current position in August 2009. Puentes is responsible for risk management, compliance, operational integrity, sales quality and store operations controls for more than 1,900 banking stores in 17 states for Wells Fargo’s Pacific Midwest Region.
Previously, he was regional services director for LA Metro Community Bank since 2006. He also has served as retail banking market president and district manager for the Los Angeles Metro Community Bank.
Before joining Wells Fargo in 1997, he held various management positions with Bank of America, First Interstate Bank and Security Pacific Bank.
A Los Angeles native, Puentes is a graduate of the University of Virginia Banking School and serves on the board of directors of the Laurel Foundation in Los Angeles.
Puentes resides in Stevenson Ranch, Calif., with his family.