Board of Directors

Welcome to the Corporate Governance section of the WEX Inc. website. This section of our website is intended to provide you with information about our Board of Directors and the policies that govern WEX.

  • Michael Dubyak

    Chairman
    Mr. Dubyak has served as the Chairman of the Board since May 2008. Mr. Dubyak also served as the Executive Chairman from January 2014 to December 2014 and our Chief Executive Officer from August 1998 until January 2014. He also served as the President from August 1998 until May 2013. From November 1997 to August 1998, Mr. Dubyak served as our Executive Vice President of U.S. Sales and Marketing. Before that, from January 1994 to November 1997, Mr. Dubyak served us in various senior positions in marketing, sales, business development and customer service. From January 1986 to January 1994, he served as our Vice President of Marketing. Mr. Dubyak has more than 30 years of experience in the business-to business payments, payment processing, information management services and vehicle fleet and fuel industries.
  • Rowland Moriarty

    Vice Chairman and Lead Director
    Dr. Moriarty served as the non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of WEX from 2005 until May 2008 and has served as the Vice Chairman and Lead Director since May 2008. He has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cubex Corporation, a privately-held consulting company, since 1992. From 1981 to 1992, Dr. Moriarty was a professor of business administration at Harvard Business School. Dr. Moriarty also serves on the Boards of Directors of Staples, Inc., CRA International, Inc. and Virtusa Corporation.
    Independent Director
  • John (Jeb) E. Bachman

    John (Jeb) E. Bachman assumed a seat on the board of directors in September 2016. Upon his election to the board, Mr. Bachman was also serving on the national board of directors for Bottom Line (a nonprofit that helps low-income and first-generation students get into and complete college) and the board of directors for The Children’s Place, the largest specialty retailer of children’s apparel in North America. Mr. Bachman also brings with him over 35 years of financial experience with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Boston and New York City, having served multiple roles. Mr. Bachman’s latest role was as U.S. assurance operations leader, during which he had full financial and operational responsibility, including running the firm’s audit and risk management practices. Beforehand, Mr. Bachman served as an assurance partner and the firm’s strategy leader. Mr. Bachman also co-authored In Search of Shareholder Value: Managing the Drivers of Performance, which Fortune magazine described as "the real key to creating wealth."
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    Independent Director
  • Daniel (Don) Callahan

    Daniel (Don) Callahan assumed a seat on the board of directors in May 2019. Mr. Callahan currently serves on the boards of Tata Consultancy Services LTD and several private companies. He also serves on the board of the American Red Cross Greater New York Region, business committee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and is a fellow at the Foreign Policy Association. Mr. Callahan holds a bachelor’s in history from Manhattanville College. Mr. Callahan brings with him more than 25 years of financial experience between Citigroup, Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley , having served multiple roles at the companies. In Mr. Callahan’s most recent role, he was responsible for Citi's technology and operations across all businesses, functions, and geographies, global re-engineering programs, data management, real estate, supply chain management, and shared services. In addition, he oversaw Citi's digital banking initiatives, including global ventures and innovation and global enterprise payments.
     
    Mr. Callahan previously served as a managing director and head of marketing strategy for the investment banking division at Credit Suisse. Additionally, Mr. Callahan spent 12 years at IBM, where he held a number of management positions, including director of strategy for IBM Japan.
     
    Independent Director
  • Shikhar Ghosh

    Mr. Ghosh is a Professor of Management Practice at the Harvard Business School. He has been on the faculty since August 2008. Mr. Ghosh is also currently on the board of Decision Resources Group, a leading provider of information services to the healthcare industry and Evidence Action, a non-profit organization that provides health services to over 200 million children across multiple countries. From June 2006 until December 2007, Mr. Ghosh was the Chief Executive Officer of Risk Syndication for the Kessler Group, where he enabled bank clients and their endorsing partners to market credit cards. From June 1999 to June 2004, Mr. Ghosh was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Verilytics Technologies, LLC, an analytical software company focused on the financial services industry. In 1993, Mr. Ghosh founded Open Market, Inc., an Internet commerce and information publishing software firm. From 1988 to 1993, Mr. Ghosh was the Chief Executive Officer of Appex Corp., a technology company that was sold to Electronic Data Systems Corporation in 1990. From 1980 until 1988, Mr. Ghosh served in various positions with The Boston Consulting Group, and was elected as a worldwide partner and a director of the firm in 1988.
    Independent Director
  • James Neary

    James Neary assumed a seat on the board of directors in July 2016. He is a managing director of Warburg Pincus and joined the firm in 2000. Mr. Neary has served as co-head of the Industrial & Business Services team since June 2013 and is also a member of the firm’s executive management group. From 2010 to 2013, Mr. Neary led the firm’s late-stage efforts in the technology and business services sectors in the U.S. From 2004 to 2010, he was co-head of the technology, media and telecommunications investment efforts in the U.S. From 2000 to 2004, Mr. Neary led the firm’s Capital Markets activities. Prior to joining Warburg Pincus, he was a managing director at Chase Securities and prior to that he was at Credit Suisse First Boston. Mr. Neary is the Chairman of Endurance International Group, a web presence solutions company, a director of three private companies, and a trustee of The Mount Sinai Health Systems. Mr. Neary previously served on the boards of: Fidelity National Information Services, Inc., a bank technology processing company; Coyote Logistics, a truck brokerage business now owned by UPS; and Interactive Data Corporation, a firm providing financial market data and analytics and now owned by Intercontinental Exchange.
    Independent Director
  • Melissa Smith

    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.
    • Susan Sobbott

      Susan Sobbott assumed a seat on the board of directors in December 2018. Upon her election to the board, Ms. Sobbott was also serving on the board of directors for the Children’s Place, the largest specialty retailer of children’s apparel in North America and Red Ventures, a privately held digital marketing provider for many of the world’s biggest consumer brands. Prior to her retirement in February 2018, Ms. Sobbott was an officer at the American Express Company, a multinational financial services company. At the American Express Company, Ms. Sobbott served from December 2015 to February 2018 as the President of Global Commercial Services, a multibillion-dollar global division of the American Express Company. From January 2014 to November 2015, she was President of Global Corporate Payments. From 2004 to January 2014, she was President and General Manager of American Express OPEN, a multibillion-dollar business unit within American Express Company serving small businesses. Ms. Sobbott also served as a member of the Business Operating Committee, a group of senior leaders at American Express Company working with the Chief Executive Officer to develop strategic direction.
      Independent Director
    • Regina Sommer

      Ms. Sommer, a financial and business consultant, joined the WEX board in 2005. From January 2002 until March 2005, Ms. Sommer served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Netegrity, Inc., a leading provider of security software solutions, which was acquired by Computer Associates International, Inc. in November 2004. From October 1999 to April 2001, Ms. Sommer was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Revenio, Inc., a privately-held customer relationship management software company. Ms. Sommer was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Open Market, Inc., an Internet commerce and information publishing software firm, from 1997 to 1999 and Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 1995 to 1997. From 1989 to 1994, Ms. Sommer was Vice President at The Olsten Corporation and Lifetime Corporation, providers of staffing and healthcare services. From 1980 to 1989, Ms. Sommer served in various positions from staff accountant to senior manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP. She served as a director of Insulet Corporation, a publicly held provider of an insulin infusion system for people with insulin-dependent diabetes, from January 2008 until August 2017.
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      Independent Director
    • Jack VanWoerkom

      Mr. VanWoerkom has served as an Operating Partner at Highland Consumer Fund, which invests in growth-oriented consumer-facing businesses, including specialty retail, e-commerce, consumer products and consumer service companies, since June 2015. From June 2011 until June 2015, he was retired. From June 2007 until his retirement in June 2011 Mr. VanWoerkom was employed by The Home Depot, Inc., a home improvement retailer, as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Previously, Mr. VanWoerkom served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Staples, Inc., an office supply retailer, from March 2004 to June 2007. Before that, Mr. VanWoerkom was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Staples from March 1999 to March 2004.
      Independent Director