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Jay Dearborn
Chief Strategy Officer

Jay joined WEX in 2016 and assumed the role of Chief Strategy Officer in 2022. He drives both strategy and operational planning across the organization, and is responsible for end-to-end M&A activities, including deal origination, execution, and integration, as well as government affairs and external communications.

During Jay’s tenure with WEX, he has held increasingly responsible roles, serving as VP of Strategy and then, beginning in 2017, as a member of WEX’s Executive Leadership Team and as President, Corporate Payments.

Prior to joining WEX, Jay was a principal at McKinsey & Company, where he assisted private and public organizations on both sides of the Atlantic determine and execute against strategic direction, including technology deployment and process redesign to support long-term growth. Previously, at American Express, Jay was responsible for elements of the merchant marketing organization and corporate strategic planning.

Jay holds an MBA and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. He also has a master’s degree in law and diplomacy from Tufts University’s Fletcher School. He is active with FocusMaine and the United Way.