For Wright Express, Data Is Key To Fleet Card And Business Payments Future

We often focus on the consumer side of payments innovations, but as Wright Express demonstrates in the fleet card industry, businesses derive huge benefits from new payments technologies as well. MPD Founder David Evans spoke with Wright Express’ CEO and President, Mike Dubyak, and President of The Americas, Melissa Smith, to discuss the fleet payments industry, the importance of data collection and integration, and the challenges involved in B2B innovation.

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For Wright Express, Data Is Key To Fleet Card and Business Payments Future

Wright ExpressWe often focus on the consumer side of payments innovations, but as Wright Express demonstrates in the fleet card industry, businesses derive huge benefits from new payments technologies as well. MPD Founder David Evans spoke with Wright Express’ CEO and President, Mike Dubyak, and President of The Americas, Melissa Smith, to discuss the fleet payments industry, the importance of data collection and integration and the challenges involved in B2B innovation.

   

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Michael E. Dubyak

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Wright Express

Mr. Dubyak has served as our Executive Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer since May, 2008. From August 1998 to May 2008 he served as our President and Chief Executive Officer. From November 1997 to August 1998, Mr. Dubyak served as our Executive Vice President of U.S. Sales and Marketing. From January 1994 to November 1997, Mr. Dubyak served us in various senior positions in marketing, marketing services, 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 payment processing, information management services and vehicle fleet and fuel industries.

Melissa D. Smith

President, The Americas, Wright Express

Melissa D. Smith has served as our President, The Americas since January 2012. Before that, she served as President, North America from April 2011 until December 2011. Prior to that, she served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, Finance and Operations since November 2007. From September 2001 until November 2007, she was our Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer and from April 1999 to August 2001, she served as our Vice President and Controller. From May 1997 to August 2001, Ms. Smith served us in various financial positions. From August 1991 to April 1997, Ms. Smith held various positions as a senior auditor and manager in the Portland, Maine office of Ernst & Young LLP, which was acquired by Baker, Newman & Noyes LLC, a Portland accounting firm. Ms. Smith has over fifteen years of experience in finance, auditing and accounting positions. Ms. Smith is also the chairperson of the Board of Directors of Wright Express Financial Services Corporation.

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