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Executive Management

Our long-tenured and highly experienced senior leadership team helps ensure continuity of our firm's vision and create value for our business partners, clients, and fund shareholders.

Karla M. Rabusch

Executive Vice President, Wells Fargo & Company
President, Wells Fargo Funds
Head of Wells Fargo Funds Management, LLC

As president of Wells Fargo Funds, Karla Rabusch oversees all business groups that support Wells Fargo Funds. She is also head of Wells Fargo Funds Management, LLC, which offers complementary investment solutions, including Wells Fargo managed accounts. She began her career at Wells Fargo in 1997 as the chief finance officer for the mutual fund complex. In 2004 and 2009, Ms. Rabusch was named one of the 100 most influential business women in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times.

Wayne Badorf, CFP®, CFS

Executive Vice President
Head of Intermediary Sales
Wells Fargo Asset Management
Wells Fargo & Company

Wayne Badorf is head of Intermediary Sales for Wells Fargo Asset Management. He is responsible for strategic and leadership initiatives across the organization, as well as the distribution of mutual funds and separately managed accounts through national, regional, and independent broker/dealers; private banks; institutional clients; retirement platforms; and registered investment advisors. Mr. Badorf joined Wells Fargo in 2004 and has more than 20 years of investment management industry experience.

Erdem Cimen, CFA

Senior Vice President
Head of Strategic Planning and Analysis
Wells Fargo Funds Management, LLC

Erdem Cimen and his team are responsible for the overall direction and control of financial analysis, sales and business reporting, accounting operations, vendor contracts, and the project management office. He also directs Wells Fargo Funds Management's strategic planning and modeling process. Mr. Cimen has been with Wells Fargo since 2001. Before joining the fund's management group in 2006, he worked in the auto finance group, initially in risk management and later as the group's finance officer. He has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) designation and is a member of CFA Institute.

Debra Ann Early

Senior Vice President
Head of Risk and Compliance
Wells Fargo Asset Management

Debra Ann Early is the head of Risk and Compliance for Wells Fargo Asset Management. Wells Fargo Asset Management includes Wells Capital Management, Inc., an institutional investment management firm; Wells Fargo Funds Distributor, LLC, the distributor of the Wells Fargo Funds mutual fund family; Wells Fargo Funds Management, LLC, the investment advisor for Wells Fargo Funds; and a group of institutional asset management firms affiliated with Wells Fargo that offer a variety of specialized investment capabilities. Ms. Early has more than 20 years of experience in the investment management industry and joined Wells Fargo Funds Management in 2007.

Paul J. Haast, CFA

Senior Vice President
Head of Product Management, Investments, and Strategic Initiatives
Wells Fargo Funds Management, LLC

Since 2015, Paul Haast has led the Product Management, Investments, and Strategic Initiatives teams for Wells Fargo Funds, Wells Fargo Managed Account Services, and the Wells Fargo (Lux) Worldwide Fund. Mr. Haast joined Wells Fargo in 1994 and, over the years, has held positions within the product development, product management, and transfer agent operations departments. Mr. Haast began his career more than 20 years ago as a control accountant at Investors Bank & Trust. He earned a bachelor's degree in business administration with an emphasis in accounting from Boston University. He passed the certified public accountant exam and has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) designation.

Diana Jackson

Vice President
Human Resources Business Partner
Wells Fargo Funds Management, LLC

Diana Jackson is a vice president responsible for strategic human resources support for Wells Fargo Funds Management, LLC, and Wells Fargo Funds Distributor, LLC. Ms. Jackson is the primary human resources business partner for the firms’ Senior Leadership team. She partners with them to translate business strategies into human resources products and services, providing solutions that consider trends, risk levels, and the complexity of issues. Ms. Jackson began her human resources career in 1992 and has experience with Microsoft, Gap, American Express, and Cisco Systems. She has a strong background as a human resources business partner, as well as in organizational design, team member development, leadership coaching, change management, business operations, and business transformation. Ms. Jackson earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in human resources management from California State University, Hayward.

David Messman, J.D.

Senior Vice President
Secretary and Chief Legal Officer
Wells Fargo Funds Management, LLC

David Messman serves as a senior vice president, secretary, and chief legal officer for Wells Fargo Funds Management. Concurrently, he serves as an assistant general counsel of the Wells Fargo law department. Mr. Messman leads the legal team that supports Wells Fargo Asset Management. He joined Wells Fargo in 1996. Prior to that, he served for six years on the staff of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in Washington, D.C. For most of his time at the SEC, he was a branch chief in its investment management division. Mr. Messman earned both a bachelor's degree in journalism and a juris doctor law degree from the University of Minnesota. He became a member of the Minnesota Bar in 1985 and a member of the California Bar in 1997.

Nancy Wiser

Executive Vice President
Chief Operating Officer
Wells Fargo Funds Management, LLC

Nancy Wiser joined Wells Fargo in 2011 and is responsible for operations and technology. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Ms. Wiser served as the chief operating officer and chief compliance officer at a hedge fund in New York. She has worked in the investment industry since 1989 and has held various positions in areas that include fund accounting, technology, investment operations, investor relations, and compliance. Ms. Wiser serves on the Business Advisory Council at the Providence College School of Business, the Board of Overseers at Providence College, and the Advisory Council for the National Black MBA Association's Boston Chapter.