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Vell Recruits Chief Technology Officer for FinTech Leader WEX

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David Cooper


> Location: California to Portland, ME
> Industry: FinTech - Payment processing - global
> Other experience: SVP, Tech Greendot/GlobalOne | CTO, Cashedge (FiServ)
> Ownership: Public (NYSE: WEX)

PORTLAND, ME - David Cooper, former CTO, Cashedge (now FiServ), and technology head for Globe One and Green Dot, has been named Chief Technology Officer, Wex, Inc. (NYSE: WEX), a leading provider of corporate payment solutions with a $5b market cap.

The role was created to lead all aspects of corporate technology. In this position, Cooper will spearhead software development, all of IT and platform strategy, enterprise architecture, program management, information security, and IT infrastructure operations.

David Cooper brings 30 years of experience delivering award-winning software products across a broad spectrum of uses including turnkey systems, enterprise software, software as a service (SaaS), web and mobile products. Cooper has extensive experience working with large banks and their delivery, security, audit and compliance requirements. He has built and maintained mission-critical infrastructures that are used by almost all the largest banks in the country and thousands of smaller ones.

In his role as CTO, Cooper will focus on business-growth strategies, including M&A and global expansion, and will be responsible for platform integration, evolving the platform and globalization. He will work closely with the CEO and other members of the senior management team.

Prior to joining WEX, Cooper held several senior technology positions, including head of global operations at GlobeOne, SVP of technology at Green Dot, and CTO and SVP of product development at both Fiserv and CashEdge.

Cooper has won numerous awards and has secured a patent for streaming geometry in a virtual environment and has several patents pending around payments.

Cooper earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Microprocessor Systems from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland.

About WEX

WEX Inc. (NYSE: WEX) is a leading provider of corporate payment solutions, with a market cap of $5 billion. From our roots in fleet card payments beginning in 1983, WEX has expanded the scope of the business into a multi-channel provider of corporate payment solutions and offering exceptional payment security and control across a wide spectrum of business sectors.

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Dora Vell

Dora Vell is the Managing Partner of Vell Executive Search, a boutique executive search firm in Boston focused on recruiting technology executives and board members. Vell has successfully completed numerous board member and C-level executive searches, including CEOs, COOs, CIOs, and Vice Presidents - at both public and private companies.

Prior to founding the firm in 2005, Vell was a Partner at Heidrick & Struggles' Technology practice for seven years.  Before her career in executive search, she worked at IBM for 11 years, managing software engineering organizations of 100 people and software sales organizations with revenues of $150 million. She has also served as an executive assistant to the CEO of IBM Canada for one year.

Vell holds seven worldwide software patents. She has published several Business of Leadership reports on governance and leadership and has been quoted in numerous articles including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Business Week, Fortune, Agenda Week, MSNBC, Mass High Tech, the OPUS for the World Economic Forum, Boston Business Journal, The Globe & Mail, CIO Magazine, and IEEE. She also has been a featured speaker on leadership at numerous conferences and at Columbia University's MBA program.

Vell is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the Boston CEO Roundtable. She has served on the boards of Framingham State, Entrepreneur's Organization, Goodwill, Mary Centre for developmentally handicapped adults,, and RBC Capital Partners.

She has received an MBA from the University of Toronto, a Master in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, and a Bachelor in Computer Science from Carleton. She has also completed the MIT Entrepreneurial Master’s program.

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