Joe Wessel joined Raymond James Bank in 2010 as Senior Vice President, Mortgage Banking Executive. Before coming to Raymond James, Joe served as Senior Vice President and Director of Residential Lending for Florida Bank in Tampa, Florida, where he was tasked with launching their residential lending group. Prior to that, Wessel worked for HomeBanc Mortgage Corporation, serving as Florida President. In that capacity, Wessel grew HomeBanc’s central Florida business, seeing the largest regional growth within HomeBanc for five consecutive years.
As Senior Vice Present, Joe is responsible for growing Raymond James Bank's retail residential lending group through outside sales channels, increasing the penetration of referral business from Raymond James’ network of financial advisors and overseeing the day to day responsibilities of the retail lending sales organization.
Before entering the financial industry, Wessel worked as a coach for both college and professional football, including the Philadelphia Eagles, the Cincinnati Bengals, University of Notre Dame and Louisiana State University. Wessel earned a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida.