Jon Salmon is a Senior Advisor for Treliant based in Washington, D.C. He has 40 years of experience in the financial services industry, both as a practitioner and consultant. His areas of expertise include capital markets, credit products and infrastructure, corporate governance/enterprise risk management, corporate finance, regulatory and supervisory compliance, operational risk, liquidity risk, capital and strategic planning, and mergers and acquisitions.
Jon held officer-level and senior management positions at Wells Fargo and First Interstate. He was responsible for corporate treasury activities, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, commercial real estate loan originations and securitizations, and strategic and capital planning. He managed and executed transformational acquisition transactions at Wells Fargo and First Interstate. He also served as manager of the Corporate Treasury function at First Interstate Bancorp during the financial crisis of the late 1980s and early 1990s. Jon created new businesses for Wells Fargo that securitized commercial real estate loans. Wells Fargo was one of the first successful entrants to this new capital market during the late 1990s. He restructured and grew Well Fargo’s CMBS servicing operations, currently one of the largest in the United States. Jon also created and managed a successful business that invested in capital securities issued by Wells Fargo regional and community bank customers.
Jon has, over the past 13 years, been engaged as a Senior Advisor by Treliant. The consulting assignments have covered topics related to regulatory monitorships, capital adequacy and credit stress testing, governance and management risk assessments, operational risk management, model risk validations, SIFMU regulatory compliance, bank charter applications, policy and procedures reviews and assessments, and liquidity risk management. A recent 3-year engagement covered the monitorship, risk assessment, and compliance evaluation for a large capital markets institution subject to regulatory and supervisory orders. Many of the consulting engagements involved regulatory mandates from the Federal Reserve Board, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Commodities and Futures Trading Commission, as well as state regulatory authorities.
Jon earned a B.A. in Economics from Reed College; a M.Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles.