Victor Perez of Wells Fargo: Remember you’re in the people business.
Wells Fargo’s Victor Perez said it’s important for people in finance not to lose sight of what makes the world, and the industry, go round: people.
“Don’t forget that this is a people business, and at the end of the day, the most important part is the people,” Perez said. “In finance people kind of think, ‘Oh, it’s always about making money … and yes, it’s a huge part of our business, making money, I won’t deny that.
“But the relationships are what lead to making money, and if you’re not building those relationships and nurturing those relationships, things are going to fall apart.”
Perez also encourages people to get involved in their communities and give back.
“For me, this has been through Veterans on Wall Street, Team Rubicon, Veterans Bridge Home, and Patriot’s Path,” he said.