Marypat Mulholland is a senior managing director for Wells Fargo Corporate & Investment Banking in Chicago. Throughout her long career as an institutional salesperson, Marypat has received numerous awards and accolades not only as a top-performing professional, but as an early female pioneer and trail-blazer in the rough & tumble, male-dominated world of Wall Street investment banks. In addition to a stellar professional reputation, Marypat has consistently broadened her reach within the communities she serves. In 2014, she co-founded the Windy City Women’s Networking Group in order to engage a larger audience of female professionals. This February, she will host their 19th event.
Outside of work, Marypat is passionate about the arts and has served as a trustee at both The Chicago Academy for the Arts and the Maryland Institute College of Arts and assisting those who are less fortunate. As a lifelong advocate of diversity and inclusion, gender equality, adoption and surrogate parenthood, Marypat continues to drive positive change within her circles.
Recently, we had the opportunity to meet with Marypat and to learn more about her extensive career.
What are your primary responsibilities as a managing director for Wells Fargo?
As head of the Midwest and Denver institutional equity sale offices, I spend most of my time interacting with many institutional investors. My team and I develop, grow, and manage those relationships and ensure that our clients are familiar with and have access to all the relevant products Wells Fargo has to offer. With every relationship, my goal is to learn what they need most and use my expertise to provide them with the solutions and products they need to be successful.
What are some of your specialties or areas of expertise?
My main area of expertise is the equity business, which incorporates equity research, capital markets, trading, and corporate access. Over the last 25 years, so much has changed in these areas. And while things have changed dramatically, the one thing that hasn’t is my love of the unexpected. Every day brings new challenges and new opportunities, which makes my job exciting. My favorite type of situation is when someone says, “This will never work.” I enjoy rolling up my sleeves, digging in, and making something positive happen.
Prior to Wells Fargo, what were some of your other career positions?
This is my 14th year at Wells Fargo, but prior to that, I led Midwest institutional equity desks at Wachovia, Prudential, and Oppenheimer & Company. I started my career literally working in the back office at Sanford C Bernstein and have worked my way up ever since.
Tell us a bit about your educational background.
After graduating from Manhattan College in New York City with a B.A. in English and economics, I went on to earn my M.B.A. from Boston College’s Wallace E. Carroll Graduate School of Management. I also have Series 63, 65, Series 7, SIE, and Series 9, 10 certifications.
How do you spend your free time outside of work?
I enjoy spending time with my family. My husband is a personal trainer, and we have three children ages 20, 18, and 13. I am a voracious reader, a biking enthusiast, and love to travel (especially to Guatemala, which is my son’s birth home). I am a black belt in TaeKwonDo and a level-one certified instructor.
Head of Midwest & Denver Equity Sales
Wells Fargo Corporate & Investment Banking
10 South Wacker Drive, 18th floor
Chicago, Illinois 60606