Avid Modjtabai, 2010 Honoree

CIO, executive vice president, technology and operations
Wells Fargo & Co.
San Francisco
First job:
Summer associate position at First Boston Corp.
Leadership philosophy in a nutshell:
"I believe the strength of the leader comes from the team. To build a great team, you have to create a culture of openness and trust."
Passion outside of work:
"Spending time with my family, especially on vacations when we can have quality time together."
In high school, I was...
"still living in Tehran, studying at Tehran International School."
Technology pet peeve:
"Technology for technology's sake, with no identifiable or measurable business purpose."
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