Wes received his degree in Mathematics in 2002 from the University of Winnipeg. Driven by an affinity for numbers, he began taking courses towards a CPA designation while working as a counsellor for at-risk children and teens in Winnipeg. Wes kicked his career off at Payworks Inc., working first as a Finance and Risk Administrator dealing with A/P, customer risk assessment and collections, then growing into the role of Assistant Controller, where he handled a complex trust reconciliation and month-end and year-end processing duties.
After receiving his CPA/CGA designation, Wes changed career tracks to lead Payworks’ internal audit department, where he applied process improvements across departments to ensure a successful annual external 3416 audit on service-level controls. Though this role helped him develop his abilities in business risk assessment, Wes missed working with numbers. After a year in that position, he decided to return to his roots and joined Think Shift as a Controller.
In his spare time, Wes enjoys watching and playing both hockey and football. He loves the outdoors and spends as many weekends as possible at the lake with his wife, two daughters, two dogs and family and friends. To unwind, Wes enjoys spending a relaxing evening at home watching a movie or Netflix series with a glass of red wine.