Vanessa Dager


Vanessa Dager is a Managing Director and Head of East Region Investment Banking within the Middle Market Investment Banking group at Wells Fargo.

Vanessa has more than 20 years of investment banking and strategic M&A experience advising companies across industries.

Vanessa joined Wells Fargo in 2021 from Credit Suisse, where she was a Managing Director in the M&A Group and Head of the Sell-Side Group for the Americas. She was responsible for the bank’s dedicated M&A practice for privately owned and sponsor owned clients across industries and markets. Vanessa joined Credit Suisse in May 2010 and spent her entire career at the firm within the M&A Group. She moved to the Sell-Side M&A Group in May 2019 after transitioning from being the Head of Latin America M&A Group.

Prior to Credit Suisse, Vanessa served as a Vice President within the Latin America investment banking coverage team for Citigroup Global Markets in New York. She also spent three years as an Associate at Stern Stewart & Co.

Vanessa holds an MBA from the Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Los Andes (Bogota, Colombia). Vanessa serves on the Board as Vice-Chair for Pro Mujer Inc., a nonprofit development organization that provides financial inclusion, health and education programs to low-income women in Latin America. She was elected as Vice-Chair in January 2021, and has been a Board member since September 2018.

Vanessa is based in New York City where she lives with her husband and two children.