Wes was born and raised in New Iberia, LA as the 2nd of four boys to Paul & Susan Gautreaux. He graduated with a degree in finance from Louisiana State University in 2003 and an MBA from Tulane University, where he was awarded a Freeman Fellowship, in 2010. Prior to joining Summit Financial, Wes worked in a variety of corporate finance and business management roles of increasing responsibility, primarily with multinational corporations including Duff & Phelps and Koch Industries.
Wes has been married to his high school sweetheart, Jenny, since 2003. The couple reside in Lafayette’s historic Saint Street neighborhood with their children Wyatt, Claire, and Owen as well as their family dog Rocko. When away from the office Wes enjoys spending his time with family and friends traveling, attending festivals, tackling home projects, and playing golf.