Guest Speaker Workshop Date: June 13, 2013
Frank Wells, a Charleston, SC native, began working in a family business in 1973 and started his first business while attending the College of Charleston. He worked on Wall Street as a fixed income specialist, trading bonds for Merrill Lynch in New York City. After receiving his MBA from Kenan-Flagler Business School at UNC Chapel Hill, he advised companies in business reorganization and turn-around consulting with the Financial Advisory Services division of Coopers & Lybrand. He managed more than 2300 people in the Olympic Village for the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, and he led the coordination with other divisions’ leadership and strategic planning. Mr. Wells was Sr. VP for Strategic Alliances during the early years of a software technology firm. He has successfully developed and managed businesses in varied industries. He served as COO for Garment Corporation of America in Miami, FL, and currently serves as COO for Health First Primary, Urgent and Emergency Care www.HealthFirstCares.com from Charleston, SC.
Mr. Wells is active in the community and supports charitable events. He is an active and supporting member of the American Marketing Association, The Center for Women, Porter-Gaud Alumni Association, College of Charleston Alumni Association, Rotary International, and Seacoast Church, and he and his wife use their own marriage struggle to minister to other couples in Marriage Ministries. He served on the Success By 6 Vision Council for the Trident United Way, focused on early learning, literacy and school preparedness for pre-school age children. Mr. Wells was chosen to provide financial advice in the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wi$e Up financial education program. He is the past Treasurer for the Friends of the Atlanta Fulton Public Library, past President of the Young Buckhead Business Association and served on the boards of Global Health Action, Global Health Appeal and the Charleston City Team for Crown Financial Ministries. Mr. Wells currently serves on the Charleston LifeWorks board, and lives on Daniel Island with his wife and 3 children.