Ken Vils is a Vice President and Area Sales Manager with Wells Fargo & Co. He is responsible for leading Private Mortgage Banking in Los Angeles. Ken leads 80 mortgage professionals across 5 teams in Greater LA area. He has an annual budget to lend over $2 billion to customers in Los Angeles and throughout the nation. He’s been with Wells Fargo for over 15 years in several leadership positions.


Under Ken’s leadership, more than 500 loan officers and managers have joined Wells Fargo & Co. in Los Angeles. His success is demonstrated by growing a business in a healthy/balanced fashion. His current team began as 15 loan officers 5 years ago, grew to over 100 in 3 years and after two spin offs continues to lead the Nation in many categories with 80 current employees. 2013 finishing #1 in his role by scorecard in the Nation. Ken’s leadership style is defined by his Zenger Folkman leadership competencies; Command, Activator, Individualization, Ideation &Communication. He spends a couple weeks a year with different self-development programs sponsored by Wells Fargo & Co.


Ken has contributed to the lives of his family, friends, community and employees. Although he has not been formally involved with a Non Profit, he has been a cabinet leader 4 years running for the Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign. Through Wells Fargo & Co. he has worked with United Way, Habitat for Humanity, Operation Hope, Laurel Foundation, Jackie Robinson Foundation, Provident Hospital Foundation and many others.


Ken was born and raised in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles (end of the rainbow). He has lifelong ties to the Los Angeles area. He currently lives in Palos Verdes with his significant other, Caroline Burke and 16 yr old son, Jackson. When not working, Ken enjoys being active; running, volleyball or swimming in the south bay and he is a Dodger season ticket holder. During winter months he is snow skiing at his second home in Mammoth Lakes.


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