Robert A. Engel
Co-Head of Corporate & Investment Banking
Wells Fargo Securities
Rob Engel is a managing director and head of Investment Banking and Capital Markets at Wells Fargo Securities. Rob joined Wells Fargo as head of Mergers and Acquisitions in 2005, became the co-head of Investment Banking and Capital Markets in 2008, and assumed his current role in 2014. He is a member of the Wells Fargo Management Committee.
Rob has more than 30 years of investment banking experience, providing clients across industries with advice and execution for capital structure solutions, debt and equity financings, mergers and acquisitions, and restructurings. He retains active involvement in executing important transactions for clients over time including: advising the board of directors of Krispy Kreme on its sale to JAB Beech, Annaly Capital on its acquisition of Hatteras Financial, Rock-Tenn on the acquisition of Smurfit-Stone Container, Dole on its initial public offering and sale of its U.S. packaged foods and Asian fresh fruit and vegetable businesses, and Outback Steakhouse on its sale to Bain Capital and Catterton Partners.
Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Rob helped establish Gleacher Partners, an independent corporate advisory firm headquartered in New York, in 1990. At Gleacher, Rob was a managing director and head of Mergers, Acquisitions, and Restructuring. In 2000, he opened Gleacher’s office in London. Before joining Gleacher, he worked at the merchant bank Morgan Grenfell in London and New York for four years.
Rob graduated from Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts and earned a B.A. from Princeton University.
Rob takes an active interest in the community, serving on the boards of the Thurgood Marshall Foundation, Opera Carolina, Westminster Kennel Club Foundation, Charlotte City Center Partners, and St. Paul’s School in London.