WEX Elects Jim Groch, Chief Investment Officer and Global Group President of CBRE Group, to its Board of Directors
Mr. Groch assumed a seat on the board in May 2020. Since 2009, Mr. Groch has served as a C-Suite Executive at CBRE Group, Inc., a Fortune 150 multinational commercial real estate services and investment management firm with over 100,000 employees and $100 billion of assets under investment management. In his roles as the Company’s Global Group President and Chief Investment officer (since May 2019), Chief Financial Officer and Chief Investment Officer (March 2014-May 2019), and EVP Strategy and Corporate Finance & Chief Investment Officer (January 2009-March 2014), he has been responsible for overseeing or directly executing the Company’s extensive balance sheet, M&A (over 90 acquisitions) and strategy activities, as well as investments via its Trammell Crow Company subsidiary. In addition to his Finance and Corporate Development activities, Mr. Groch has been active in technology, leading the development of two significant software platforms still core to CBRE today, and acquiring SaaS companies. Prior to CBRE, from 1991 to 2009, Mr. Groch held numerous senior executive roles at Trammell Crow Company, a NYSE company from 1997 until sold to CBRE in 2006. These roles included President of Funds and Investment Management, Head of Corporate Development, President of Development and Investments - Eastern U.S., and Managing Director of Trammell Crow Northeast. In 1988, Mr. Groch became a partner at Trammell Crow Company, three years after he joined the Company. He received his M.B.A. from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia in 1985.