Board of Directors
Mr. Buttshaw is an active member of key industry and professional organizations, including the Institute of Food Technologists and Research Chef's Association. He received a bachelor of arts degree in education with an emphasis in mathematics from Gustavas Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota, in 1985, and a MMI in management and marketing from the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management, Minneapolis, in 2002. He also completed executive training at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management in Chicago
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Alex Holmes has served as CEO of MoneyGram International since January of 2016, and was appointed chairman of the board of directors in February 2018. He previously served as executive vice president, chief financial officer and chief operating officer since February 2014 and executive vice president and chief financial officer since March 2012. Holmes joined MoneyGram International in 2009 as senior vice president for corporate strategy and investor relations.
Prior to MoneyGram, Holmes spent almost nine years at First Data Corporation and Western Union where he gained extensive experience in global financial services and in-depth expertise in the money transfer and payments industries. While at First Data, Holmes held a variety of positions including chief of staff to the CEO, head of investor relations and senior vice president of global sourcing & strategic initiatives. His career began at the University of Colorado where he worked as a financial systems project lead in the systems administration office.
Mr. Holmes serves on the board of directors of MoneyGram International and on the board of directors of the MoneyGram Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on education. He also serves on the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business board of alumni and friends and is on the board of Vogel Alcove, a non-profit organization with a mission to help young children overcome the lasting and traumatic effects of homelessness. Holmes is a member of LoneStar YPO.
Holmes is a graduate of the University of Colorado, where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration & Accounting, and a Master of Science in Information Technology.
Larry Angelilli was named Chief Financial Officer in January 2016. As the company's principal financial officer, he oversees all finance, accounting and treasury related functions including investor relations.
Mr. Angelilli joined MoneyGram in August 2011 as Senior Vice President, Treasurer, bringing more than 30 years of financial services and treasury experience to the company. In that role he was responsible for MoneyGram's global banking and treasury operations and leading the company's corporate finance functions.
Prior to MoneyGram, he was Director, Underwriting for Hudson Advisors/Lone Star Funds where he was responsible for the underwriting of private equity acquisitions related to financial asset pools, and distressed financial institutions. From 1998 to 2009, Angelilli was Senior Vice President, Finance at Centex Corporation. His professional experience also includes tenures with NationsBank Corporation, Chrysler Financial Corporation and The National Bank of Detroit.
Mr. Angelilli holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Detroit and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Wayne State. University.
J. Coley Clark has served as director of MoneyGram International, Inc. since May 2010. Clark also serves as the co-chairman of BancTec's board of directors and has been the company's President and Chief Executive Officer since 2004. He assumed his current role with BancTec after retiring from EDS as a senior vice president and head of the Financial and Transportation Industry Group. His career with EDS began in 1971 when he joined the Systems Engineering Development Program working his way through technical, sales and management roles related to the financial and insurance industries. In 1986, he assumed responsibility for the Financial Industry Group and was named a corporate officer in 1989. Clark was appointed senior vice president in 1996 and served as a member of the Global Operations Council, EDS' senior executive team. Clark is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. He served three years in the U.S. Army, attaining the rank of captain and served as a company commander in Europe and Southeast Asia.
Victor W. Dahir has been a director of MoneyGram International, Inc. since May2010. Mr. Dahir has a long and distinguished career in the financial services sector. He served as an Executive Vice President of Finance and Risk Operations at Visa, Inc. (formerly Visa U.S.A., Inc.) until 2005. Prior to this Mr. Dahir was an Executive Vice President of Finance & Administration and Chief Financial Officer of Inovant LLC, a subsidiary of Visa. He joined Visa, Inc. in 1984 as Director of Financial Planning and Budgeting for its subsidiary, Visa International. From 1991 until 2004, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of Visa, Inc. Prior to Visa, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Redwood Bank in San Francisco for six years. Prior to that, he spent two years as the Manager of Financial Planning and Capital Budgeting at Levi Strauss & Company in San Francisco and six years at Arthur Young & Company, Certified Public Accountants.
Dahir is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in California. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Economics from Amherst College, and holds a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University.
Joann Chatfield was named chief marketing officer in July 2017. She served as the interim chief marketing officer from May – July 2017 and first joined MoneyGram in May 2011 as director of marketing, U.S. and Canada. As chief marketing officer, she oversees MoneyGram’s global marketing strategy as well as customer experience and consumer data analytics.
Chatfield brings over 20 years of marketing and leadership experience in brand management, business development, customer research and insights and development of integrated marketing solutions. Prior to joining MoneyGram, she served as the vice president of marketing for Texans Credit Union, where she led the marketing, business development, public relations and sponsorship management activities for the financial services institution, and also developed communication and marketing sales programs at MCI and UUNET, an MCI company.
Chatfield received her Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of New Mexico and received her Digital Marketing Certification from Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business. Since 2016, she has served on the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement of Dallas, a nonprofit dedicated to helping young people succeed in a global economy.
Ambassador Antonio O. Garza serves as director of MoneyGram International Inc., as well as director of an oil and gas well services company called Basic Energy Services, Inc., and Kansas City Southern, a rail-based transportation company. Ambassador Garza has served as Counsel in the Mexico City office of White & Case LLP., since 2009. He also currently serves as Chairman of Vianovo Ventures, a management consultant firm with a focus on cross-border business development. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Southern Methodist University and on the Development Board of The University of Texas at Austin. In addition, from 2010 to 2013 he was a member of the Dean's Council at the Harvard School of Public Health. Ambassador Garza is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. From 2002 to 2009, Mr. Garza was the US Ambassador to Mexico. Prior to that time, he served as chairman of the Railroad Commission of Texas, having been elected to statewide office in 1998. He is a past partner at Bracewell & Patterson (now Bracewell & Giuliani) and served as Secretary of State of the State of Texas and Senior Policy Advisor to the Governor of the State of Texas from 1994 to 1997, and as Cameron County Judge from 1988 to 1994.
Ambassador Garza holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Southern Methodist University School of Law. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the District of Columbia Bar, and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.
Seth W. Lawry is currently a director of MoneyGram International, Inc., Agencyport Software Ltd., and CompuCom Systems, Inc. His prior directorships include Fidelity National Information Services, Inc., Houghton Mifflin Company, ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG, Safelite Glass Corp., Tucker Anthony Sutro and Warner Music Group Corp. Mr. Lawry currently serves as a trustee of Colby College and is active in various private and non-profit institutions. Mr. Lawry is a managing director at Thomas H. Lee Partners. Prior to joining Thomas H. Lee Partners, he worked at Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated in the Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Finance and Equity Capital Markets Departments. Mr. Lawry also worked at General Atlantic Partners, a venture capital company.
Andres Villareal was named MoneyGram’s Chief Compliance Officer in March 2016. He joined the company in April 2015 as senior vice president and deputy chief compliance officer. Villareal leads MoneyGram's global compliance efforts addressing federal, state and international laws.
Prior to joining MoneyGram, he spent more than 25 years serving in various compliance, legal and business roles in a variety of industries including financial services, banking and insurance. Villareal served as managing director at Citigroup, where he was global head of compliance for Citi Commercial Bank, and previously was chief compliance officer for Citi Assurance Services, a captive credit insurance company.
Villareal earned his J.D. from The University of Texas at Austin. He also is a graduate of the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor where he earned a bachelor’s degree in economics. Villareal serves on the board of directors for Girls Incorporated of Metropolitan Dallas, and is a member of the North Texas Ethics and Compliance Council.
Laura Gardiner was named chief human resources officer of MoneyGram in February 2017. She first joined MoneyGram in April 2012 and was named vice president of human resources in April 2014.
Prior to being named chief human resources officer at MoneyGram, Gardiner led global HR business partnerships for Executive Committee members that managed retail sales organizations around the globe and also provided additional support for both the global marketing and Wal-Mart teams. She also supervised the implementation of HR policies, talent management programs, change management and organizational design.
Before joining MoneyGram, Gardiner spent over 15 years in various human resource capacities with a core focus on creating and implementing effective corporate HR strategies and platforms. She first joined the financial services industry in 2010 as a director of human resources for Western Union, where she supported global Information Technology and CFO functions of over 1,500 full time employees.
Gardiner earned her bachelor of arts in Political Science and International Relations from Elmira College
Michael P. Rafferty joined MoneyGram in March 2016. Rafferty serves on the board’s audit committee. He was a member of Ernst & Young LLP, a global public accounting firm, from 1975 until his retirement in 2013. Mr. Rafferty was admitted as a Partner of Ernst & Young LLP in 1988 and served as the Audit Practice Leader for the Southwest Region from 2004 until 2013. During his career with Ernst & Young LLP, he primarily served clients in the financial services and healthcare industries. Mr. Rafferty currently serves as a director and chairman of the audit committee of Triumph Bancorp, Inc., a financial holding company with a diversified line of community banking, commercial finance and asset management activities. Mr. Rafferty is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Texas.
Aaron Henry has served as executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary since August 2012 and previously served as interim general counsel from July 2012 to August 2012. He joined MoneyGram International in January 2011 as senior vice president, assistant general counsel, global regulatory and privacy officer. His in-depth industry experience, knowledge of MoneyGram, and intimate dealings with regulatory issues are integral to Henry's leadership of MoneyGram's broad legal initiatives. Prior to MoneyGram, he acquired deep industry knowledge during his 12 years of legal experience in the global money transfer industry with Western Union. At Western Union, Henry served as assistant general counsel and provided counsel on money transfer, money order, prepaid and stored value offerings, online money transfer, new products and marketing for the Americas business. In addition, he provided legal counsel worldwide for data protection, privacy and information security issues. During his tenure, Henry worked in France, Ireland and Colorado. Henry holds a J.D. from The George Washington University Law School.
Ganesh Rao has been on the Board of Directors for MoneyGram International since November 2008. His other active appointments include managing director of Thomas H. Lee Partners LP (THL) and director for Ceridian Corporation. Additionally, Rao serves as a director of Nielsen Holding N.V., a global information and measurement company. Prior to joining THL, Rao gained experience at Morgan & Stanley Incorporated in the Mergers & Acquisitions Department and at the hedge fund Greenlight Capitol. Rao earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, in Economics from Duke University and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.
Grant Lines has served as Chief Revenue Officer – AMEAP, Russia and CIS, business development since February 2015. Lines joined MoneyGram as senior vice president, Asia Pacific, South Asia and Middle East in February 2013. Prior to that, Lines served as general manager of Black Label Solutions, a leading developer and supplier of computerized retail Point of Sale systems from May 2011 to December 2012. His previous experience also includes several leadership roles at First Data Corporation, a global payment processing company, most recently as managing director of First Data Corporation's ANZ business September 2008 to February 2011. Lines also served as senior vice president of First Data's Strategic Business Development and general manager of ASEAN, establishing Asian operations in Singapore from June 2004 to August 2008, and senior vice president with sales and marketing responsibilities in Australia and New Zealand from October 2000 to May 2004.
W. Bruce Turner joined MoneyGram International as a director in May 2010. His other directorships include GTECH Holdings Corp, Gtech Corporation, Lottomatica SpA and Ameristar Casinos.
Prior to joining MoneyGram, Turner served as the Chief Executive Officer of Lottomatica Group S.p.A. (a/k/a, Lottomatica SpA) until December 31, 2007 and also acted as its General Manager. Turner earlier experience included serving as the President and Chief Executive Officer of GTECH Holdings Corp. and as the Chief Executive Officer of GTECH Corporation, a subsidiary of GTECH Holdings Corp. Additionally, he acted as Chairman of GTECH Holdings Corp. and ... Interim Chief Executive Officer. Following his temporary appointment, he served as President of GTECH Corporation until May 3, 2007.
Prior to joining GTECH, Turner worked as an Investment Analyst in the gaming and leisure industry and served as Managing Director over Equity Research for Salomon Smith Barney (formerly Salomon Brothers). Prior to Salomon Smith Barney, Mr. Turner served as the Director of Leisure Equity Research with Raymond James & Associates, and served as a Supervisor of Customer Relations for Tampa Electric Company. Prior to entering the private sector, he served as a Field Artillery Officer in the United States Army.
Turner is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He also received a Master of Arts in Management and Supervision from Central Michigan University and a Masters in Business Administration degree from the University of Tampa in Tampa, Florida.
Peggy Vaughan was appointed to the MoneyGram International Board of Directors in February 2014. Along with MoneyGram, Vaughn serves as a Director of APQC Consulting Group, Inc. and as Member of Portfolio Advisory Board at Texas Women Ventures. Vaughan brings to the MGI board more than 25 years consulting experience leading large-scale, operational improvement, restructuring, technology and change management engagements. Vaughn began her consulting career at PriceWaterHouseCooper (PWC) and became a partner in 1988. While at PWC, Vaughn led many high-profile initiatives including the US Services Industry, the Americas SAP Practice and the Global Supply Chain Practice. Additionally, Vaughan served as an elected member of the PWC US Board of Partners and PWC Global Board of Directors. Following her role at PWS, Vaughan served on the Global Management Board for IBM, successfully launching top-performing business platforms in key growth markets as IBM's Global Consulting Services Leader. Vaughn currently serves on the Advisory Committee for the Texas Women's Venture Fund. She is a graduate of Southern Methodist University and holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin.
Kamila Chytil was named MoneyGram’s Chief Global Operations Officer in May 2016. As the company’s operations lead, she is responsible for all of MoneyGram’s operational units including global servicing, partner integrations, financial paper products, contact centers and strategic operations functions.
She joined MoneyGram International in May 2015 as senior vice president of key partnerships and payments. In that role, she led the U.S. and Canada Key Partnerships and Payments teams, who build and nurture relationships with MoneyGram’s largest partners. During 2015 Chytil also assumed revenue responsibilities for official paper products, MoneyGram online and the Caribbean region, rounding out her familiarity with various aspects of the company’s products and customers.
Before joining MoneyGram, Chytil spent 11 years at FIS serving in multiple risk management, analytics and operational roles focusing on traditional financial services as well as retail and underbanked focused financial products. Her most recent position at FIS was senior vice president and general manager of retail payments where she was responsible for e-commerce, check cashing and retail payments.
Chytil holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Florida and a Bachelor of Science in International Business and Finance from the University of Tampa.