Rob Ayers has 25+ years of experience in the payments industry, mostly in the world of global remittances. As Chief Commercial Officer of Chartwell Compliance, he has responsibility for business development, in addition to participating in overall management of projects.
During his years at Travelex, Coinstar and WorldRemit, Rob has had extensive experience in the licensing process, both in new applications and transfer of ownership.
Most recently, as Director-North America at WorldRemit Corp, Rob initiated the licensing activities, including fingerprinting, NMLS registration, developing MSB banking relationships, and submitting state by state applications.
Rob began his money transfer career in the late 1980s as a key member of the MoneyGram launch team. He served MoneyGram in many senior capacities until 2000: VP North America, SVP International, Executive Member, Board of Directors for the public company (1996-1998) and ran the successful joint venture with Thomas Cook/Travelex.
Prior to the remittance portion of his career, Rob held marketing and market research positions supporting travel and financial services: Burke, Yankelovich-Skelly-White, Citicorp and American Express. Notably, he served on the planning and launch team for the Platinum Card at Amex.
Rob has BA in Sociology came with honors at the University of Cincinnati; he also received his MBA in Marketing (1976) from the UC Business School. In his spare time, Rob plays golf, reads British mysteries and suspense novels, volunteers with Habitat for Humanity (he has been Vice Chair-HIA, Co-chair Corporate Leadership Team in the Metro Denverarea) and enjoys being a dad.