Senior Vice President, Head of Virtual Channels Digital PMO, Wells Fargo
Madhu Narasimhan is a dynamic, versatile, and seasoned executive, specializing in the strategy and delivery of complex initiatives for the product lifecycle. She has a proven record of innovation, organizational transformation, strategy, and business support. Her 20+ year career in software development, product management, project/program management and delivery is distinguished by her affinity for team building and her unparalleled analytical and communication abilities.
Currently, she is Senior Vice President, Head of Virtual Channels Digital PMO, at Wells Fargo. Madhu and her team have transformed the delivery model of digital capabilities to customers and greatly enhanced the end-to-end customer experience. Prior to Wells Fargo, she worked at Kaiser Permanente for over 15 years, leading the Virtual Channels technology group. Madhu sums up her leadership philosophy in a few words: “Integrity can’t be taught and there is nothing else that can’t be learnt. Honesty, empowerment, and inspiration is the foundation of strong teams.”
Madhu is passionate about mentoring women and students in technology. She is the VP, Elementary Science Olympiad, for the non-profit, sciencegurus.org, where she organizes an annual Olympics-inspired event that is dedicated to promoting STEM education and programs for youth. Madhu has been mentoring young scientists with this organization since 2008.
Madhu’s education began in India, where she received her Bachelors in Computer Science. Following, she completed her Masters in Computer Science UC Riverside; became a Certified Engineering Project Manager through Caltech; completed the Innovative CIO Program at Stanford; and most recently, completed the Kaiser Permanente Executive Education Program at Harvard.
When she is not working, Madhu can be found with her nose buried deep in a non-fiction book. She is the proud mother of two sons who are currently studying at Stanford and the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. She has lived in the Bay Area for over 15 years with her husband.