WEX , a leading financial technology service provider, announced the election of Derrick Roman to its Board of Directors.
Roman will serve on the Audit and Finance Committees.
“We are excited to welcome Derrick to our Board. He 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.
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.