August 13, 2012 – Chicago-based Cook Associates Executive Search has placed Rich Baich as chief information security officer at Wells Fargo & Company. The search was co-led by managing directors Kevin Parker and Harry Wilson. Mr. Baich will join Wells Fargo from Deloitte and Touche LLP, where he led the Global Cyber Threat and Vulnerability Management Practice. Wells Fargo & Company is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.2 trillion in assets. Cook Associates provides retained executive search services to multinational corporations, early-stage entrepreneurial companies, midcap, privately held and family-owned businesses, as well as venture capital- and private equity-backed firms.