Mark Vitner, retired chief economist for Wells Fargo, has created his own business.
Vitner announced on his LinkedIn page that he had formed Piedmont Crescent Capital, an independent economic consulting firm.
Piedmont Crescent aims to provide economic analysis to businesses, state and local governments, and industry trade groups.
Vitner, a mainstay at conferences and academic gatherings, retired last year as a managing director and senior economist at Wells Fargo. He joined Wells Fargo from Wachovia, where he was the senior economist when the Financial Crisis hit in 2008.