Wes Bricker is Vice Chair and US Trust Solutions Co-Leader at PWC. In this role, he oversees the largest Trust platform in the world, bringing together the firm’s combined Audit, ESG, Digital Assurance and Tax Reporting capabilities to best help clients as they seek to build trust with their stakeholders. As Co-Leader, Wes is responsible for the quality of service, excellence in the work performed by over 21,000 partners and staff, developing diverse teams, and driving innovation.
Wes brings a track record of leadership as a global capital markets and public accounting professional. He currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors for XBRL International, a consortium that oversees the widely recognized standard for digital business reporting globally.
Previously, Wes served as the PwC US Assurance Leader, and prior to that, was the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Chief Accountant beginning in 2016. In his role as the SEC’s Chief Accountant, Wes was the principal advisor to the Commission on accounting and auditing matters, and led the Commission’s Office of the Chief Accountant. He was also responsible for assisting the Commission with discharging its oversight of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). Wes also served as Chair for the Monitoring Group, a group of regulatory and international financial organizations committed to advancing the public interest in international audit standard setting and audit quality.
Prior to joining the SEC, Wes was an Assurance partner at PwC and a member of PwC’s National Quality Organization. Wes received a BS in accounting from Elizabethtown College and a JD from American University. He is licensed as a certified public accountant in various states and is a member of the New York State Bar Association.