However, identification isn’t enough. Once
identified, you need to verbalize your
development goals and plan of action to
your managers so they are aware of your
longer-term career objectives. Throughout
my career at Wells Fargo Capital Finance,
I’ve been extremely fortunate to have
managers and mentors who supported my
development and worked with me to help
me achieve my career goals. Yet, it was
incumbent on me to take the first step and
establish a dialogue around my development in order to make that possible.
What do you know now that you wish you
knew when you first started your career?
Always keep a balanced mindset. Throughout my career, I’ve encountered a variety
of high points and low points. It’s important to celebrate high points briefly and
analyze what led to that success, but know
that nothing is permanent. When faced
with a low point, learn from the situation
and move on with the confidence that
the knowledge you gained will help you
achieve your desired outcome when the
next opportunity arises. Complacency and
negativity can both be equally damaging to long-term career goals. In order to
continually achieve success, it’s critical
to treat both wins and losses as learning
opportunities that you can draw from as
you embark on future endeavors, while
continually recognizing that you are not
far removed from either outcome.
diagnose the situation and make the
adjustments necessary to adapt to your
new reality. The faster you recognize and
embrace this mentality, the faster you can
use it to your advantage.
What is the best professional advice you
have been given and how have you implemented it?
Two pieces of advice come to mind. The
first of these was more impactful early
in my career, but I still use it today: When
stepping into a new situation, make sure to
treat every task, no matter how innocuous
or mundane, as an opportunity to excel. As
a new team member, it can be difficult to
differentiate yourself and earn the trust of
your colleagues and managers. If handled
timely and well executed, everyday tasks
such as scheduling a meeting, responding
to an e-mail, or preparing a basic memo
are all opportunities to demonstrate your
competency and earn trust in the process.
Once you’ve established that trust and others know they can count on you to execute,
you will earn the opportunity to take on
more prominent assignments.
The second great piece of advice I
received is: if you don’t take responsibility
for your career development, no one will
be there to do it for you. While it’s easy to
get caught up in the day-to-day activities
of your job, it’s critical to think longer term
about your career path and to identify
growth opportunities and stretch assignments that can assist in your development.
evin Harbour currently serves as the head of Healthcare Originations for
Wells Fargo Capital Finance’s Healthcare Finance Group. In this role, Kevin
leads a team of business development professionals focused on originat-
ing and executing senior secured-asset-based, real estate, and cash flow
financings to middle-market healthcare companies throughout the United
States, operating across a variety of sectors, including acute care and specialty
hospitals, post-acute care, behavioral health, hospice, medical device, pharma-
ceutical and others.
Kevin has over 14 years of experience with Wells Fargo Capital Finance. In his
previous role as national underwriting manager of the Healthcare Finance Group,
Harbour was responsible for overseeing the structuring, underwriting and execution
of all healthcare transactions. Prior to this, he held various roles in the areas of originations, underwriting, and portfolio management, where his experience included
working out of distressed loans, identifying and structuring new credit opportunities,
and leading due diligence efforts on potential transactions.
Kevin holds a B.S. in finance from the University of Arizona and an M.B.A. from the
Anderson School of Business at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Managing Director –
Head of Healthcare Originations
Wells Fargo Capital Finance
Is there a piece of professional advice that
you would give yourself if you could go
back in time?
lexibility will be as critical to
your success as hard work and
technical skill. Throughout your
career, one constant theme
will be change. Whether it’s
a change in the economic environment,
a change in job function, a change in
management, a change in business initia-
tives or a change in institutional priorities,
change is both constant and unavoidable.
How you deal with this change can have a
profound impact on your career and your
Throughout my career at Wells Fargo
Capital Finance, I’ve experienced change
on multiple levels. While these changes
initially resulted in feelings of discomfort
and uncertainty, I’ve since learned to
recalibrate my thinking. By viewing change
as an opportunity to improve your business as opposed to a threat, you can better