After stepping down from his position at the helm of Wells Fargo Advisors last summer and announcing his retirement to cap a 35-year industry career, Jim Hays is going back to work in wealthtech.
BridgeFT is a cloud-native, API-first wealth infrastructure software company operating out of Chicago that crafts tools for financial institutions, fintech firms and RIAs. On Wednesday, the firm announced that Hays is joining their team as a strategic advisor.
Hays was most recently president and CEO of Wells Fargo Advisors and head of Wells Fargo’s wealth and investment management client relationship group. Previously, he served as head of the private banking and investment group at Merrill Lynch.