Les Biller has more than 30 years of experience in the banking industry, with senior leadership positions with some of the world's leading banks. He retired in 2002 as Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of Wells Fargo & Company. He joined Wells Fargo in 1998 after its merger with Norwest Corporation.
Les joined Norwest in 1987 as Executive Vice President and Head of Strategic Planning and Acquisitions. In 1990, he became Head of South Central Community Banking, before being named President and Chief Operating Officer of Norwest. He was earlier with Bank of America as its Senior Vice-President.
Before Norwest and Bank of America, Les also enjoyed an illustrious career with Citicorp where he served for 12 years as Regional Business Manager of the UK region and Vice President and Business Manager in Italy. Les is currently CEO of Harborview Capital, a private investment company which he founded in Seattle, Washington.
Most recently, he served as Chairman of the Board at Sterling Bank based in Spokane, Washington. He serves on the boards of Ecolab, Inc., Knowledge School, Inc., and Knowledge Universe Education LLP. Additionally, Les is a Founding Trustee of The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation and a Director at The 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, Washington.
Les has a Bachelor's in Chemical Engineering from City College of New York, and a Master's in Business Administration from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.