WFC stock price today: 42.67
WFC price the day Charlie started: 50.25
DOW today: 32,272
DOW the day Charlie started: 27,000
WFC dividend today 0.25
WFC dividend the day Charlie started: 0.51
Under Charlie’s reign, our stock is down more than 7 points while the market is up more than 5000. The dividend to our shareholders has been cut in half.
Additionally, Charlie has not been successful in getting us out of trouble with the feds (his “#1 priority”), the bank’s reputation is still synonymous with scandal, new scandals continue to emerge. He is not willing to give even a speck of guidance as to when our regulatory problems will be resolved. Is Charlie the only employee at Wells Fargo who does not have to set goals with timelines and then meet them?
Resource allocation: He spent billions of dollars on company stock at prices $15 - $20 dollars higher than it sits today. Buy high, sell low? No long- term improvements to the health of the bank in regards to technology, innovation, competitive products, management processes. Even a moderately decent CEO ensures that their companies have an effective risk operating model, governance structure and risk culture.
Instability at the top of the organization. No interest in striving for/promoting excellence. No vision. Unhealthy corporate culture. No moves to create an organization which attracts and fosters talent. No alignment of teams.
Leadership matters. And no leader is more important than the leader of leaders.
Charlie has failed as a leader and yet our Board gave him a 20% raise, which means our Board has failed in their fiduciary responsibilities towards shareholders.