Kelly McPhilliamy '89

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Managing Director & Co-Head of Consumer Investment Banking
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Wells Fargo Securities
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Kelly McPhilliamy is a managing director and co-head of Consumer Investment Banking within the Consumer, Healthcare, and Gaming group at Wells Fargo Securities.

Kelly has 20 years of experience providing strategic and financial advice to public and private companies, entrepreneurs, and private equity firms regarding mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, and capital structure.

Kelly has worked with many industry leaders and disruptors in the consumer and specialty retail sectors, including Clorox, Colgate-Palmolive, e.l.f. Beauty, Fossil, Mattel, Newell Brands, Pool Corp., Revlon, Spectrum Brands, Spencer Spirit, Tempur Sealy and Ulta Beauty.

Prior to joining Wells Fargo in 2003, Kelly spent six years in Morgan Stanley's Global Retail group and Merrill Lynch’s Financial Sponsors group.

Kelly earned a B.A. from the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Charlotte, and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. In 2015, she was named by Women’s Wear Daily as one of “Beauty’s 50 Most Powerful Women.”

Kelly serves on the boards of the Belk College of Business at UNC Charlotte, Cosmetic Executive Women, and the National Mother’s Day Council.