Alex Holmes, Chief Executive Officer of MoneyGram, was appointed to Chairman of the Board of Directors, effective February 2, 2018. Mr. Holmes 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.
He joined MoneyGram International in 2009 as senior vice president for Corporate Strategy and Investor Relations. In this role, he directed MoneyGram's business development, investor relations and strategic partnership activities.
Before joining MoneyGram, Holmes spent nine years at First Data and Western Union and has extensive experience in global financial services with in-depth experience in the money transfer and payments industries. While at First Data Corporation, 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.
He is a graduate of the University of Colorado where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and 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.
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.
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
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.
Grant Lines was named MoneyGram’s Chief Revenue Officer in January 2018. He first joined MoneyGram in 2013 and has been instrumental in accelerating the company’s international revenue and profit growth across Africa, Middle East, Asia Pacific, Russia & CIS. Lines is a payments industry veteran with more than 25 years of global experience in various leadership roles. Prior to MoneyGram, Lines served as general manager of Black Label Solutions, a leading developer and supplier of computerized retail Point of Sale systems. His previous experience also includes several leadership roles at First Data Corporation, a global payment processing company, the last of which was managing director of First Data Corporation's ANZ business. Lines also served as senior vice president of First Data's Strategic Business Development and general manager of ASEAN, establishing Asian operations in Singapore and senior vice president with sales and marketing responsibilities in Australia and New Zealand.