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Dee Dee Sklar

Board Candidate. Fmr. MD, Vice Chair Subscription Finance - Asset Backed Finance (Ret.)

Wells Fargo Securities, LLC

New York, NY, USA

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Dee Dee Sklar’s Biography

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 is an Independent Director 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.

Dee Dee Sklar’s Newsfeed

Women Business Collaborative
The 104: Women Business Collaborative

Dee Dee Sklar was interviewed in the March 2021 issue of Women Leadership USA as one of 104 pominent business leaders who represent the Women Business Collaborative. Dee Dee holds board and advisory roles at TealbookKernel Group Holdings, Cerberus Operations and Advisory Company, and 17Capital. She is a former MD & Vice Chair of Subscription Finance - Asset Backed Finance for Wells Fargo Securities

WFF Global State of the Market

On May 27th, over 100 members of Women In Fund Finance including banks, law firms, private equity and alternative managers, investors located in the US, Europe, and Asia gathered together to share views on global fund raising, financing, private equity investing. Dee Dee Sklar, Global Co-Chair of WFF opened the event prior to passing the conversation along to our global representatives from the US (Michele Simons, Emma Wallace, and Jennifer Levitt), Europe (Kate Downey, Amira HAJILI and Emma Russell), and Asia (Danielle Roman, Fiona Cumming and Fi Dinh) as well as additional thoughts for the Private Equity Market from (Sally Rocker). The second part of the discussion with Ann Richardson Knox, Saaima K. Shahin, CPA and our contributing executive coach Michelle Friedman, MA, PCC discussed work life balance and moving careers forward living the Covid 19 experience and planning for the new norm. 

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Dee Dee Sklar’s Background

Wells Fargo Securities, LLC
Board Candidate. Fmr. MD, Vice Chair Subscription Finance - Asset Backed Finance (Ret.)
Jan 2018 - Dec 2019
New York, NY, USA
Wells Fargo Securities, LLC delivers a comprehensive set of capital markets products and services to customers, including originating and distributing public debt and equity, hedging interest rates, commodity and equity risks, advising on mergers and acquisitions, structured lending facilities, and municipal bonds.
Wells Fargo Securities, LLC
Global Head of Subscription Finance - Asset Backed Securities
Jun 2012 - Dec 2018
New York, NY, USA
In 2012, Dee Dee negotiated Wells Fargo’s acquisition of WestLB’s subscription finance loan portfolio and the hiring of a team of 11 in New York and London, along with the operational platform, rights to ratings models, and a market leading metrics database aggregating performance history and managing loan collateral.
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Current Board Positions

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Kernel Group Holdings
Independent Director | Audit Committee Chair
Feb 2021 - Present
San Francisco, CA, USA
Kernel Group Holdings is a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) focused on the intersection of technology and infrastructure
Advisory Board
Nov 2020 - Present
Toronto, CA
Tealbook helps procurement teams with a platform that leverages advanced AI to deliver better visibility, increased accuracy and effortless analytics across the supplier base
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Previous Board Positions

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Wells Fargo Securities Women’s New York Network
2016 - 2019
New York, NY, USA
The Wells Fargo Securities Women’s New York Network is dedicated to providing an open forum for women in finance to share ideas, promote innovation, and discover new opportunities.
Financial Women's Association
Board Member
New York, NY, USA
The Financial Women’s Association brings together high achieving professionals from every sector of the financial world. It is dedicated to developing future leaders, enhancing the role of women in finance, and investing in the community.


Teach for America
Founding Member of Regional Board
1997 - 2020
New York, NY, USA
Teach For America is a diverse network of leaders working to confront educational inequity through teaching and at every sector of society to create a country free from this injustice.


Institutional Real Estate, Inc.
Shop Talk: A Conversation with Dee Dee Sklar
San Ramon, CA, USA
Dee Dee Sklar, former Vice Chair of Subscription Finance, Asset-Backed Finance, Wells Fargo Securities, talks about the history of subscription finance, its role in the larger credit marketplace, and its many benefits to clients.
Lead Left Interview – Dee Dee Sklar
New York, NY, USA
Dee Dee Sklar, former Vice Chair of Subscription Finance, Asset-Backed Finance, Wells Fargo Securities, discusses the origin of subscription lending and the evolution of what it is today.


FINRA BrokerCheck Profile
FINRA Registration
New York, NY, USA
Dee Dee holds her Series 7, 24, 63, 79 & 99 licenses.


Thirty Percent Coalition
2019 - Present
New York, NY, USA
The vision of the Thirty Percent Coalition is to have corporate boardrooms reflect the gender, racial, and ethnic diversity of the US workforce.
Aug 2019 - Present
Chicago, IL, USA
C200 is a powerful community of the most successful women in business, representing companies with more than $1.4 trillion in combined revenue and employing more than 2.5 million people.
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Awards & Endorsements

Women in Fund Finance's First Annual Contribution Award
New York, NY, USA
Dee Dee was the recipient of the Women in Fund Finance's first annual contribution award, now named the Dee Dee Sklar Women in Fund Finance Award.

Speaking Engagements

Career Change – The Big Decision
Panel Member
Jan 2021
Dee Dee Sklar, Strategic Advisor and Board Member, and a panel of leaders shared their different experiences with career change. The panel discussion was followed by a Q & A session.
She Leads: Women Shaping Energy
Keynote Speaker
Nov 2019
Houston, TX, USA
Dee Dee Sklar was the Keynote Speaker at the She Leads: Women Shaping Energy event. Topics included: Navigating a predominantly male industry effectively, applying knowledge, skills, and experience to achieve professional goals, and adapting to changing environments to create career opportunities

Dee Dee Sklar’s Education

The University of Tennessee
BA in Education with a focus in Economics

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