Dee Dee Sklar is a respected senior banking executive with decades of global experience, known in the alternatives industry as an innovator and one of the creators of subscription financing. Since 2004, she and her teams operated as lead arrangers, originating over $350 billion of financing to funds investing in private equity, credit, and real assets. This success made Wells Fargo the top global provider of subscription financing.
Upon leaving Wells Fargo, Dee Dee shifted her focus to board memberships and advisory committees. Throughout her career, she built global relationships with top investors, law firms and banks. Her most recent posts were Vice Chair, Subscription Finance and Global Head, Subscription Finance at Wells Fargo Securities, LLC. She was also a member of the Asset-Backed Finance Management & Subscription Finance Management Committees.
Dee Dee serves on the Advisory Board of Tealbook, a supplier intelligence platform that helps businesses more efficiently obtain supplier data, and Supervisory Board for Kernel Group Holdings, a SPAC focused on technology and infrastructure. She is also is a Member of the Competitive Council for Cerberus Operations and Advisory Company and serves as a Strategic Advisor for 17Capital, a firm that provides short- to medium-term financing to investors in private equity portfolios.
She is the Founder & Global Co-Chair of Women in Fund Finance (2000+ members), an association focused on increasing the recognition and promotion of women in the private equity and alternatives industries. In 2018 Dee Dee was the first recipient of the annual WFF award, now named in her honor. She is also a member of the Committee of 200, Board Next, the Thirty Percent Coalition and KPMG Women in Real Estate. Dee Dee also holds committee positions at the Fund Finance Association and FWA New York.
Dee Dee has her Series 7, 24, 63, 79 & 99 licenses. She has a BA in Education (Economics) from the University of Tennessee.