CardWeb.com’s CardData database of Company Profiles today features WEX.
WEX Inc. (NYSE: WEX) is a leading provider of corporate payment solutions. From its roots in fleet card payments beginning in 1983, WEX has expanded the scope of its business into a multi-channel provider of corporate payment solutions representing 9 million vehicles and offering exceptional payment security and control across a wide spectrum of business sectors. WEX serves a global set of customers and partners through its operations around the world, with offices in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Italy, France, Germany, Norway, and Singapore. WEX and its subsidiaries employ more than 2,000 associates.
MELISSA SMITH, CEO
Melissa Smith joined WEX in 1998. After progressively gaining greater responsibilities and participating in WEX’s dramatic growth, she rose to her current position as leader of the global corporate payments company. Melissa is passionate about growing WEX to create challenging and rewarding careers where employees are able to develop, contribute and advance within the company.
A finance expert by training, she previously played a pivotal role as WEX’s chief financial officer, leading the company through a highly successful initial public offering and focusing on its growth as a public company. Her record of execution, continuous improvement, and increased responsibilities for WEX’s business operations led to her appointment as president of the Americas, and ultimately as president and CEO of the entire company. As CEO, Melissa has responsibility for the company’s day-to-day global operations and its long-term strategic growth. She also serves as a WEX board member.
Stephen R. Crowley, Senior Vice President, Shared Services and Chief Information Officer
During a diverse 25-plus year career, Steve Crowley has embraced emerging technologies to help companies improve productivity, grow revenues, and improve customer satisfaction. In particular, he has worked to fundamentally change the way people and organizations move money and transfer payments around the globe.
As WEX’s shared services and chief information officer, Steve is responsible for the company’s global client operations teams, the information technology platforms and the company’s program office. He is also charged with integrating acquisitions, systems, processes, and best practices across WEX’s businesses.
Prior to joining WEX, Steve held several senior leadership positions at Bank of America, where he helped lead the transformation of the bank’s ATM, online and web payment and transfer systems. Steve has also held senior positions at NCR Corporation and General Electric, where he led teams developing healthcare, transportation and financial service innovations, and gained experience in engineering technology, call center systems, manufacturing operations, and continuous improvement.
Steve serves on the University of Southern Maine’s computer science advisory board. He has a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in civil engineering from Brigham Young University and an MBA from Southern Methodist University.
Steven Elder, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Since first joining WEX in1998, Steve Elder has served in a variety of financial leadership roles of increasing responsibility to help the company attain its position as a global leader in corporate payments.
Over the years, Steve has led the WEX finance team through two international acquisitions, the restructuring of its credit facility several times and the successful execution of the company’s initial public equity and bond offerings. During the launch of WEX’s IPO, Steve was charged with oversight of financial modeling for underwriters and maintenance of buy and sell-side analyst relationships. Prior to his current role, Steve served as vice president of investor relations and treasury, before being promoted to chief financial officer at WEX. As CFO, Steve oversees the company’s overall financial activities, including controllership, tax, treasury, financial analysis, investor relations, internal audit and financial operations.
Before joining WEX, Steve served as a senior auditor with Baker Newman & Noyes and Ernst & Young. Steve holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Maine and a master’s degree in accounting from the University of Rhode Island’s College of Business Administration.