Wes Burton

VP Payments Risk and Compliance

As the VP of Payments Risk and Compliance, Wes is responsible for creating and maintaining the Payment Enterprise Compliance program and policy development for the Governance, Risk & Compliance teams. He leads a team of professionals accountable for Compliance, Fraud and Risk, Underwriting, and PCI management. Wes provides strategic direction for the development of consistent policies and procedures that effectively close operational gaps and support excellent service delivery for multiple functions associated with the payment processing product and services.

Wes brings over 24 years of financial services experience in payments, prepaid, investments, banking, and mortgages. He’s built successful teams in banking, BSA/AML compliance, regulatory compliance, state money transmitter licensing, and data analytics. To date, he’s successfully led ~100 examinations, audits, and reviews conducted by state money transmission regulators, issuing banks, third-party auditors, and internal auditors. Wes holds a BSBA in finance from Auburn University and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMLS) – at ACAMS. Wells Fargo named him “Banker of the Year” and designated him as the Harris County Market President.