Shari Van CleaveHead of the Wells Fargo Digital Labs at Wells Fargo
Shari Van Cleave is Vice President and Manager for Wells Fargo’s Digital Labs. She is responsible for a team charged with managing an innovation practice that focuses on listening to customers and experimenting with disruptive solutions for banking experiences of the future. Shari joined Wells Fargo in 2017.
The mission of the Wells Fargo Digital Labs is to spark ideas among Wells Fargo Team Members, inspire re-imagined experiences, and enable innovation. To do this, Shari and her team focus on key opportunity areas, apply new technologies and high-fidelity design to test and pilot new customer experiences, foster and evangelize innovation across the enterprise, and collaborate with both internal and external tech communities.
Prior to Wells Fargo, Shari was a founding member of Prudential Financial’s strategic venture capital and innovation lab. Previously, she held senior-level marketing and product positions at World Vision, a global humanitarian organization. Shari earned her bachelor’s degree in international political economy from the University of Washington, and her MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. She is based in San Francisco, and in her spare time, advises tech startups and various nonprofits on their growth strategies.