Urban Financial Services Coalition congratulates Desi Wyatt on his promotion to Complex Business Development Officer for Morgan Stanley Smith Barney for the South area.Â Desiâs responsibilities include assisting the Complex Manager and Regional Business Development Officer to achieve the Regionâs challenge goals, supporting all efforts that drive revenue and asset growth process, including coordinating sales and marketing efforts.Â He is also responsible for leading recruiting and supporting financial advisors with their team building and practice management efforts.Â
Desi joined Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in 2006 as a Financial Advisor, following nearly eight years at GenworthÂ Financial (formerly GE Financial), where he worked in a variety of roles, to include Six Sigma Black Belt, Project Manager, and Annuity Operations and Sales Manager. Â Desi, a West Point graduate and former Army aviator, brings a strong operational background and process discipline to his new position. During his military service, Desi flew the CH-47D âChinookâ helicopter and had responsibility for the US Armyâs recruiting efforts in the Richmond-Petersburg area. He attained the rank of Major.
In 2000, he earned his MBA from the VirginiaÂ Commonwealth UniversityâFast Trackâ Executive MBA program. Raised in Portland,OR, Desi and his family currently call Richmond,VA home. He and his wife, Veleska, have two children, fraternal twins (a boy and a girl), born in 2003.