Financial newspaper Barron’s recently selected McIntire alumna Deb Wetherby, Founder and CEO of Wetherby Asset Management, as one of the year’s “Top Women Financial Advisers” for her business acumen and experience.
Wetherby’s appearance on the list by the prestigious weekly title is based on a ranking that accounts for the volume of assets she and her team oversee, the revenues generated by her firm, and the quality of her practice.
Beyond her technical skills managing assets and the visionary leadership she provides for her company, Wetherby, lauded as one of the best advisers in the United States, insists that she still gets the most satisfaction from using her talents together with her team and helping clients she regards so highly. “It’s an amazing honor to do work that you find meaningful, but to do it with—and for—people you care about,” she says.
“I really started the firm to find what I thought was my calling,” Wetherby explains. “Instead of just having a job, I really wanted to find the work that I was born to do—and to do it in a way where I could be happy to come to work. And I am.”
We recently sat down with Wetherby at her San Francisco office to ask her about her career, to find out about her McIntire experience, and to discover why she believes the financial services field continues to offer a wealth of opportunities for women: