The chief financial officer of Wells Fargo, Greater Des Moines’ single largest private sector employer, signaled this week that the company plans to reduce its head count this year as a cost-cutting measure, the Des Moines Register reported. “There will come a time, and I assume at some point this year, when we get back to executing on programs that are in place and some that are still under development that are designed to get our total expense base, which for us means our total head count, to as lean a state as we can reasonably operate,” Chief Financial Officer John Shrewsberry said Wednesday during an appearance at the Morgan Stanley Virtual U.S. Financials Conference. Company spokesman Steve Carlson declined to comment to the Register when asked whether any jobs in Central Iowa are at risk. Wells Fargo, which accounts for nearly 8% of Iowa’s bank market share, employs about 13,500 in the Des Moines metro area.