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Financial advisors named Premier Advisors by Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo Advisors has designated both Russell Eaves, first vice president–investment officer, and Jim Pagnani, certified financial planner/first vice president–investment officer, as members of the firm’s Premier Advisor Program. The Premier Advisor designation is held by a select group of financial advisors within Wells Fargo Advisors as measured by business production, completion of educational components and professionalism.

In a joint statement, Eaves and Pagnani wrote, “We are pleased to receive this designation. We hope this exemplifies the thoughtful approach we try to take every day to enable our clients to build and preserve their financial independence.”

Eaves & Pagnani Financial Consulting Group of Wells Fargo Advisors was formed in 2011 and, collectively, has more than 60 years of experience serving individuals, families, businesses and foundations in the financial services industry.

Eaves began his career in 1980 with E.F. Hutton. From 1986 until 1998, Eaves served as branch manager-vice president with Wheat First Securities. He later opened an office in Greenville for Scott & Stringfellow, where he served as branch manager-vice president for seven years. Eaves joined Wells Fargo Advisors in 2005 as a financial advisor in order to devote his full-time focus to serving the financial needs of his clients. Eaves graduated from Barton College (formerly Atlantic Christian College) with a B.S. degree in business administration and resides in Greenville.

Pagnani has provided professional financial advisory services to public and private clients since 1991. Prior to joining Wells Fargo Advisors, he was a vice president with Harris Williams & Co., a multi-national mergers and acquisitions firm. His experience also includes work as an associate at Salomon Brothers, Inc. (now Citigroup), as director of strategic planning and policy with the United States Small Business Administration and as senior mergers and acquisitions analyst at Bowles Hollowell Conner & Co. Pagnani earned a B.S., as well as an M.B.A., from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and resides in Washington.

With $1.66 trillion in client assets as of March 31, 2018, Wells Fargo Advisors provides investment advice and guidance to clients through 14,399 full-service financial advisors and referrals from 4,525 licensed bankers. This vast network of advisors, one of the nation’s largest, serves investors through locations in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Wells Fargo Advisors is the trade name used by Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC and Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC, Members SIPC, separate registered broker-dealers and non-bank affiliates of Wells Fargo & Company. All data includes Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC and Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC, as of March 31, 2017. Visit www.wellsfargoadvisors.com for more information.