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WEX Announces the Election of Three New Directors to the Board

By: via Business Wire

WEX (NYSE: WEX), a leading financial technology service provider, today announced the election of three new directors to the Company’s Board, effective June 4, 2021.

Nancy Altobello, Bhavana Bartholf, and Derrick Roman will be joining the Board. Altobello will serve on the Audit and Leadership Development and Compensation Committees, Bartholf will serve on the Audit and Technology Committees, and Roman will serve on the Audit and Finance Committees. These individuals represent a diverse mix of skills, qualifications, backgrounds, and experience.

“We are excited to welcome Nancy, Bhavana, and Derrick to our Board. They bring decades of experience and leadership in areas that are critical to our future including talent acquisition, risk management, governance, and technology,” said Melissa Smith, Chair and Chief Executive Officer of WEX.

About Nancy Altobello

Altobello was most recently the Global Vice Chair, Talent of Ernst & Young (“EY”), where she was responsible for the firm’s global talent and people strategy from July 2014 to June 2018. Prior to that, she held a number of senior positions at EY, including the Americas Vice Chair, Talent, the Managing Partner, Northeast Region Audit and Advisory Practices, and the Managing Partner, North American Audit Practice. During this time, Altobello also served as an audit partner for a number of leading global organizations. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Altobello currently serves as a board member of MarketAxess, an international financial technology company, and Cornerstone on Demand, a global leader in people development solutions. She was previously on the board of CA Technologies before it was acquired by Broadcom in 2018 and the board of MTS Systems before it was acquired by Amphenol in April 2021.

About Bhavana Bartholf

Bartholf recently became the Global Head of Strategy for Sales and Business Development for Microsoft Solutions at Microsoft Corporation, an American multinational, technology company, a position she transitioned to in April 2021. During her career at Microsoft, Bartholf has held positions of progressively increasing levels of seniority and importance. From April 2019 to April 2021, Bartholf was the US Chief Transformation Officer, from September 2017 to April 2019, Bartholf was a Customer Success Leader, and from September 2016 to September 2017, she was an Americas Service Leader (Business Productivity and Modern Workplace). From July 2014 to October 2016, she was an Americas Service Leader (Services & Sales), and from September 2000 to July 2014, she served in various other leadership roles with responsibility leading technical teams across Customer Success and Professional Services. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Gift of Adoption.

About Derrick Roman

From 1997 until his retirement in September 2020, Roman served as an audit, consulting and senior client relationship partner for the international accounting and consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (“PwC”). As an external audit partner/practitioner, Roman led independent financial statement audits of publicly traded and privately held enterprises. He has extensive experience in financial accounting, SEC reporting, internal controls, mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity offerings, initial public and secondary offerings, asset-backed financings, and the implementation of accounting and auditing standards. As an advisory partner, he focused on evaluating and improving internal controls, enterprise risk management, internal auditing, and compliance programs for a diverse group of publicly traded companies. Roman led his PwC teams and clients through digital transformation, automation, and shared delivery center initiatives. He also held several significant governance, line of business, diversity and inclusion and corporate responsibility leadership roles at PwC, including serving on its CEO Nominating Committee and its Foundation board. Roman is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Institute of Internal Auditors and the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc., where he is a member of its Corporate Advisory Board. He currently serves on the board of directors of CommScope Holding Company, Inc., a global provider of infrastructure solutions for communication and entertainment networks.

About WEX

Powered by the belief that complex payment systems can be made simple, WEX (NYSE: WEX) is a leading financial technology service provider across a wide spectrum of sectors, including fleet, corporate payments, travel and health. WEX has offices in more than 10 countries and employs more than 5,200 associates around the world. WEX fleet cards offer approximately 16 million vehicles exceptional payment security and control; purchase volume in travel and corporate solutions was $20.9 billion in 2020 and was processed in over 20 currencies; our health division provides consumer-directed healthcare technology and services, and reached an estimated 34.3 million U.S. consumers as of March 31, 2021. For more information, visit


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