John Parker is head of Services and Operations at Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC. In this position, John provides operational support for Wells Fargo Advisors and all Wells Fargo businesses that leverage brokerage services through the brokerage operations, middle-office, securities lending, project and professional business services functions that report to him. John is also responsible for planning for the evolution of the firm’s technology needs and working with the Technology and Operations Group to ensure that those needs are met. John’s role includes similar responsibilities with First Clearing, LLC, which provides technology and brokerage-clearance services to Wells Fargo Advisors and over 80 retail securities firms throughout the United States. He also sits on the Wells Fargo Advisors Operating Committee and the First Clearing, LLC board of directors.
John joined the firm in 2001 as chief information officer and president of the Technology Group. In those roles, John was responsible for establishing and executing the IT strategy and directing all of the firm’s IT activities. Previously, John served in the airline industry where he progressed through positions in which he built and led both business and technology organizations, ultimately holding the role of chief information officer for Northwest Airlines.
John earned his master’s degree in business administration from Georgia State University in Atlanta. He is active in his community and within the industry, has served as Chairman for WFA’s United Way campaign, and is Executive Sponsor of the Women’s Team Member Network. John holds FINRA Series 7, 24 and 27 registrations.