Executive Director

Don Olender

Don Olender

Prior to his retirement, Don served as the CIO and Executive Vice President of Wells Fargo Capital Finance. In this role, he lead the firm's Enterprise Resources division, which provides systems and property management support to the business. He joined Wells Fargo Foothill in 1995 and became the group's chief information officer in 1997. Don has spent his career in various technical and project management roles, working previously at Providian Bancorp in Northern California and prior to that, Bank of America. Don served for seven years on the executive board of the UCLA I.S. Associates. He is also a member of the Southern California Chapter of SIM and was the founding chairman and member of the Commercial Finance Association's Technology Committee. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration and human resource management from Golden Gate University.