BankUnited (BKU) in Miami Lakes, Fla., has named a former Wells Fargo Bank executive as its chief information officer.

Joseph Kissel has more than 20 years of senior level experience leading technology and operations in banks, mortgage companies and technology companies servicing the financial industry, the $12.6 billion-asset BankUnited said Tuesday. He comes to BankUnited from Wells Fargo Bank in Phoenix, Ariz., where he most recently served as a senior vice president and the bank's chief technology officer.

"Joe is perfectly suited to lead BankUnited's information technology team as we continue to grow and expand to serve our customers and business clients throughout Florida," John Kanas, BankUnited chairman and chief executive, said in a news release.

Kissel has served in various roles including chief information officer, chief technology officer, chief operating officer and president and has managed teams of more than 650 employees and budgets of more than $100 million, BankUnited said.