Speaker Bio

Derek Fried
Derek Fried
Senior Vice President, Structured Finance
Wells Fargo Global Banking

Derek Fried is a senior vice president and manager of the Structured Finance Group within Wells Fargo Global Banking. Based in Minneapolis, Derek manages a team of specialists who provide middle-market and corporate customers with structured fi nance solutions backed by loan guarantees or insurance policies from the ExportImport Bank of the United States, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, or private underwriters.

Prior to Global Banking, Derek worked as a relationship manager in the Media Finance division of Wells Fargo and completed the bank’s formal credit training program.

Derek graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in history from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, and received an M.B.A. in strategic management from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. In addition, he holds an M.S.F.S. degree with distinction in foreign policy from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, where he also completed the Landegger Program in International Business Diplomacy.

Active in the community, Derek has been involved with the Carleton College Alumni Annual Fund for fifteen years, including serving as board chair. He also served on the school’s presidential search committee. He is currently a member of Carleton’s Alumni Council and also volunteers as treasurer for the parent teacher organization of a local public school. A New York City native, Derek resides in St. Paul, Minnesota with his wife and three daughters.