Melissa D. Smith
President and Chief Executive Officer
Melissa D. Smith assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer and a seat on the Board of Directors in January 2014. She has served as the Company's President since May 2013. Previously, Ms. Smith served as President, The Americas, from April 2011 to April 2013 and as the Company's Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, Finance and Operations from November 2007 to April 2011. From September 2001 through November 2007, Smith served as Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer. From May 1997 to August 2001, Ms. Smith held various positions of increasing responsibility with the Company. Ms. Smith began her career at Ernst & Young.
David D. Maxsimic
David Maxsimic is responsible for the company’s international operations, including its International IT strategy and projects, and executing on global expansion strategy, including M&A opportunities.
Prior to becoming President, WEX International, David Maxsimic served as our Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing since November 2007. Before that, he was our Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing from January 2003 until November 2007. From July 2000 to December 2002, Mr. Maxsimic served as our Senior Vice President of Sales. From September 1999 to June 2000, Mr. Maxsimic served as our Vice President and General Manager for the WEX Direct Card. From November 1997 to August 1999, Mr. Maxsimic served as a Vice President of Sales. From November 1987 to November 1997, Mr. Maxsimic was a senior sales executive for several major fleet service companies, including U.S. Fleet Leasing, GE Capital Fleet Services and PHH Fleet America. Mr. Maxsimic has 20 years of experience in sales, marketing and managing customer relationships, in addition to managing and executing sales of complex financial services.
Stephen R. Crowley
Senior Vice President, Shared Services and Chief Information Officer
Stephen R. Crowley joined WEX as Senior Vice President, Shared Services and Chief Information Officer in July 2013. Most recently, Mr. Crowley was with Bank of America serving as Senior Vice President, Mortgage and Affiliate Services Strategy and Execution from February 2013 to July 2013 and as Senior Vice President, ePayments Delivery from August 2010 to February 2013. From July 2009 to August 2010, he was Vice President, Continuous Improvement and Global Customer Advocacy at NCR Corporation, and from February 2007 to July 2009, he was Senior Vice President, ATM Technology and Operations at Bank of America. Prior to these roles, Mr. Crowley held various high-level leadership positions at Bank of America and General Electric from 1994 to 2007. He has more than 25 years of broad experience in engineering, information technology, client operations and transformational leadership and has managed, mentored, and developed globally dispersed teams. Mr. Crowley received a BS and MS in Civil Engineering from Brigham Young University and holds an MBA from Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business with an emphasis in Financial Analysis and International Management.
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Steven Elder has served as our Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since April 6, 2011. Before that, he was our Vice President, Corporate Finance and Treasurer from December 2007 until his promotion in April 2011. Prior to that, he was our Vice President, Investor Relations and Treasurer from September 2005 until December 2007. Mr. Elder has worked for the Company for over 13 years, during which time he served in a variety of financial roles of increasing responsibility. Mr. Elder began his career at Ernst & Young.
Hilary A. Rapkin
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Hilary A. Rapkin has served as our Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary since February 2005. Prior to that, Ms. Rapkin served as our Vice President and General Counsel from April 1998 until her appointment to her current position. From January 1996 to March 1998, Ms. Rapkin served as our Business Counsel. From August 1993 to December 1995, Ms. Rapkin was associated with Bennet & Associates, a law firm in Portland, Maine. Ms. Rapkin has over 15 years of experience providing advice regarding commercial law matters. Ms. Rapkin is a member of the American Bar Association, the Maine State Bar Association, the Association of Corporate Counsel, the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals and the New England Legal Foundation.
Senior Vice President, Client Service Operations
Jamie Morin has served as our Senior Vice President, Client Service Operations since January 2007. From August 2005 to December 2006, Ms. Morin served as our Vice President of Business Initiatives Management at WEX. From May 2002 to August 2005, Ms. Morin served as our Vice President of e.BEST Operations. From May 1999 to May 2002, she served as our Vice President of Service Delivery and from November 1998 to May 1999 she served as our Vice President of Customer Service. From December 1997 to November 1998 Ms. Morin served as our Customer Service Manager. From May 1986 to December 1997, she held various management positions in sales, marketing and customer service at Portland Glass Company in Westbrook, Maine and Saint Joseph’s College in Standish, Maine. Ms. Morin has more than 20 years of experience in managing service, sales and marketing and leading complex business initiatives.
Senior Vice President and General Manager of WEX Fleet One
George Hogan has been Senior Vice President and General Manager of WEX Fleet One since May 2013. He also served as WEX’s Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer from November 2007 through July 2013. Mr. Hogan joined WEX in January 2007 as Vice President of Enterprise Architecture. He previously was Vice President, Commercial, Loyalty and Back Office Software Development at Visa USA from August 2000 to January 2007. From 1992 to 2000, Mr. Hogan was with UnumProvident Corporation, first as Director, Networks and Open Systems, and then as AVP, Internet, Intranet & Extranet Application Development. He also worked at Unum from 1983 to 1987 as a Systems Programmer. From 1987 to 1990 Mr. Hogan was a Systems Engineer at Security Life of Denver in Denver, CO. Mr. Hogan has over 27 years of IT experience running large organizations specializing in software development, engineering and technical operations. Mr. Hogan holds a BA from Assumption College in Mathematics and Psychology as well as a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Boston University.
Richard K. Stecklair
Senior Vice President, Corporate Payment Solutions
Richard K. Stecklair has served as our Senior Vice President, Corporate Payment Solutions since December 2007 and was appointed as an executive officer by our Board of Directors on March 5, 2009. In that role, Mr. Stecklair has responsibility for the acquisition and retention of the Company’s largest customers and partner relationships. Before that, he was our Vice President, Corporate Fleet Sales from December 2006 until December 2007. From January 2003 until December 2006, Mr. Stecklair served as our Vice President and General Manager, WEX Direct Sales.
Gregory S. Strzegowski
Senior Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions
Gregory S. Strzegowski has worked for WEX since 2002 and is the company's senior vice president, mergers and acquisitions, where he focuses on growing our business, expanding our international operations and making strategic acquisitions, as well as developing strategic diversification opportunities. Prior to this, Mr. Strzegowski served as vice president, international, business development and M&A from December 2007 to October 2009. He began his career with WEX as the Company's vice president and controller, a position he held from March 2002 to November 2007. Mr. Strzegowski has more than 20 years of business experience, and has held various high-level financial, business development and M&A positions at Corning Incorporated, Global Crossing and Cereva Networks.
Kenneth W. Janosick
Senior Vice President of Small Business Solutions
Ken Janosick has served as our Senior Vice President of Small Business Solutions. From 2009 to 2010 he was vice president, product and marketing at WEX with responsibility for marketing, strategy, and new product development and management. Prior to joining WEX in 2010, Ken spent 18 years at JP Morgan Chase in Seattle and New York. He has broad experience in consumer, commercial and small business financial solutions across payments, savings, treasury, credit and debit products. Ken holds a BA degree from State University of New York at Stony Brook and earned an MBA with a Finance concentration at Pennsylvania State University.
Senior Vice President, General Manager for Emerging Industries
Alison Vanderhoof joined WEX in December 2013 as Senior Vice President, General Manager for Emerging Industries. She is responsible for overseeing the strategic business performance of WEX's emerging industries including travel, healthcare, and employee benefits globally. Prior to WEX, Ms. Vanderhoof worked at Vistaprint for six years. She was Managing Vice President of Vistaprint's B2B unit from August 2009 to December 2013. Before that, she was Managing Vice President of North America Customer Service from January 2012 to October 2012 and Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Corporate Development from January 2007 to August 2009. Prior to Vistaprint, Ms. Vanderhoof served in senior positions at NAVTEQ where she managed global cross-functional teams and was instrumental in building its corporate development strategy and function. She has more than 15 years of experience in a variety of operational and strategy roles and has managed large and diverse teams across multiple locations. Ms. Vanderhoof graduated with an AB in Economics from Princeton University and an MBA from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, where she was an Austin Scholar.
Senior Vice President, Corporate Development
Nicola Morris joined WEX in 2014 as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development. She is responsible for managing corporate development and strategic planning, directing corporate marketing, and overseeing early stage product development. With more than 20 years of experience in global business strategy, business development and marketing, Nicola has developed deep expertise in product management and marketing for high technology disciplines, including wireless, cloud computing, security and telecommunications. Prior to joining WEX, Nicola worked for Verizon Communications where she held various positions of increasing responsibility including Vice President, Global Corporate Strategy. She also served as Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, and Vice President, Strategy and Business Development in Verizon's enterprise business unit. Nicola graduated from Wellesley College with a B.A. in Economics and Chinese Language, and earned an M.A. in International Affairs from Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies.