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Melissa D. Smith Assumes Role of CEO of WEX Inc.
“I am excited to further advance WEX’s leadership position within commercial payments and to expand our global footprint in 2014 and beyond,” said Smith. “During the management transition period, I have worked closely with the senior leadership team to develop WEX’s 2014 and long-term strategic growth plans. I look forward to overseeing the implementation of the plans and to our continued contributions in our new roles.”
“We are confident in Melissa’s ability to lead the company and continue to execute against our long-term strategy as we look ahead to the next stages of growth for WEX,” said Dubyak. “Her proven track record of leadership at WEX over the past 16 years and her payments industry expertise establish her as the natural successor to drive the company’s momentum forward.”
Smith joined WEX in 1997 and most recently served as president, with
responsibility for the day-to-day operations of WEX on a global basis.
As president, and during the management transition period, she worked
closely with Dubyak to oversee the execution of the company’s strategic
initiatives, as well as strategic planning for 2014 and beyond.
Previously, she served as president, The
Smith brings 16 years of experience in the payments space and has held various positions of increasing responsibility across all facets of the company including finance, operations, international, and general management. Smith has been a member of WEX’s senior leadership team for the past 12 years, and as former chief financial officer, played a key role in taking the company public and developing relationships with the investment community.