Senior Vice President, Head of Nevada Commercial Banking, Southwest Division, Wells Fargo & Company
Ivan Ferraz is a senior vice president and head of commercial banking for Nevada. Based in Las Vegas, he leads a team of bankers in Reno and Las Vegas focused on middle market and large corporate companies, both privately held and publicly traded, across a wide variety of industries, including manufacturing, gaming, distribution, hospitality, investor real estate, asset management, private equity, food and beverage, and global. He has 24 years of banking experience, 18 years with Wells Fargo.
Before his current position, Ivan joined Wells Fargo Bank in early 2005 as a senior relationship manager in the Arizona Middle Market Banking office with a focus on middle market and large corporate companies, both privately held and publicly traded, across a wide variety of industries. Subsequent to that, in 2016, he was the West region trade services manager, responsible for business development of Wells Fargo’s international trade finance solutions, with focus on middle market banking, global banking, corporate customers, and prospects engaged in global trade. In 2017, he was the investor real estate group lead for the Southwest region, responsible for helping real estate investors succeed by providing innovative ideas and smart financial solutions to investors.
Ivan graduated from Universidade Estácio de Sá in Rio de Janeiro with a bachelor’s degree in hotel management. In the U.S., he attended California State University, Los Angeles, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in economics and international business. He went on to attend University of La Verne in California, where he graduated with an M.B.A. in finance and supply chain management.
Ivan stays active in his community and is a board member of Nevada Bankers Association and Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance. He is also a past board member of Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.
A Brazilian national, Ivan moved to the U.S. in 1992 and gained dual citizenship in 2002. In addition to English, he is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.