November 17, 2021
Meeting Time: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm CT
Presentation Time: 90 min.
Meeting ID: 857 1793 6170
Need for Speed: Success in a Fast and Uncertain Future
John Sahagian, David Brydun & Carey Price
Wellness - Digital
Highlight the key areas of focus and investment necessary to aid technological transformation and fulfill BCU's vision for perpetual value creation.
Winning with Wellness: The New Competition of Fintechs and the Company Channel
Jill Sammons & Lenny Fayard
Scale - Wellness - Digital
With a particular focus on Financial Health (LMY), identify examples of FinTechs who are currently engaged with our company partners and how BCU can break through an increasingly crowded market.
The Road Ahead: Economic Uncertainties and Scenario Sensitivities
CJ Presto & Ken Dryfhout
Understand how economic uncertainty and new federal regulations could impact BCU and identify other strategies to withstand shifting circumstances.
As a co-founder of Cornerstone Advisors, Steve heads up the firm’s Strategy and Execution Solutions practice and is actively involved in many technology planning and performance improvement engagements. Steve’s more than 25 years of experience in the financial services and consulting industries have provided him a deep working knowledge of bank operations and delivery systems, particularly in lending processes. He is among the authors of The Cornerstone Performance Report, an annual benchmarking study for mid-size banks and credit unions. He writes regularly for GonzoBanker, Cornerstone’s blog, and has been published in numerous industry periodicals. Steve serves as a faculty member at the American Bankers Association Stonier Graduate School of Banking and the Management Institute of the Credit Union Executives Society. He holds a master’s degree in finance, summa cum laude, from Arizona State University, and a bachelor’s degree in business journalism from Northern Arizona University.
Mike Valentine, President/CEO
With more than 38 years of sales and service experience, Mike brings unique insight and magnetic energy to his position. His credit union career began in 1984, when he joined BCU as manager of lending & collections. After a decade of cultivating strong sales and service culture, Mike was appointed President/CEO in 1994. With a humble and approachable style, Mike sees himself as a coach. He believes in the development of employees and encourages his leadership team to treat BCU as a learning organization. This collaborative, team-based management style has led BCU to unparalleled success. Mike received his bachelor’s degree from Western Illinois University and MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.
Dave Blum, Executive Vice-President, Corporate Relations, Branches & Digital Channels
As a leader in relationship management, Dave is responsible for all branch and digital channels and leverages company partner relationships to maximize member and eligible non-member value. His experience in fostering partnerships makes him a key influence in corporate relationship management, and business development. Dave holds a bachelor’s degree from North Park University and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
Carl “CJ” Presto, Executive Vice-President/Chief Financial Officer
CJ leads the finance, accounting, treasury, data and risk management functions at BCU. Since joining BCU in 2001, CJ has held leadership roles in the accounting and finance areas and has led multiple merger and acquisition efforts, with previous leadership of strategic planning and deposit operations. CJ’s teams have been instrumental in introducing sophisticated liquidity and interest rate risk management, profitability, budgeting, auditing, and enterprise risk management solutions. CJ received his bachelor’s degree from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from DePaul University.
David Brydun, Senior Vice-President/Chief Lending Officer
David began his career with BCU in 2007. Appointed in 2021 to the role of Chief Lending Officer, he is responsible for BCU’s lending and business services functions. His areas of responsibility include Product Management, Real Estate Lending, Consumer Loan Sales, Underwriting, Processing, Collections, and Servicing. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Western Illinois University.
Carey Price, Senior Vice-President, Digital Strategy & Delivery
Carey leads BCU’s digital delivery channels with a goal of deepening engagement and loyalty among BCU members. Carey creates the optimum member experience by bridging technology, people, and the digital experience to the service channels. She holds a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University and an MBA from DePaul University.
Jill Sammons, Senior Vice-President, Marketing & Strategic Communications
Jill has more than 30 years of credit union marketing and business development experience, beginning in 1991 when she joined BCU. Her work currently includes putting Purpose Into Practice to drive brand value, member acquisition & engagement activity, and financial well-being. Recognized for her ability to manage strong cross-functional teams, communicate effectively, and positively influence others, her commitment to empowering people to discover financial freedom is reflected in everything she does. Jill received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.
Ken Dryfhout, Vice-President, Strategy & Growth
As Vice-President, Strategy & Growth for BCU, Ken is responsible for cultivating strategic thought leadership and planning while leading BCU’s wholly owned CUSO BCU Wealth Advisors, LLC and financial well-being program, Life. Money. You.. In his tenure at BCU, Ken has also led deposit product management, balance sheet strategy, investment portfolio management, productivity solutions and profitability reporting as former Vice-President, Finance. Ken received his bachelor’s degree from Trinity Christian College.
Lenny Fayard, Vice-President, Digital Product Management
As Vice President of Digital Product Management, Lenny is responsible for the product strategy, design, development, partner relationships, and support of BCU’s digital banking experience. Lenny has held multiple product leadership positions in Human Resources and Benefits Technology organizations creating digital solutions for North America’s largest and most complex companies. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Northern Illinois University.
Dan Parsons, Vice-President, US & PR Branches, Branch Operations
Daniel “Dan” Parsons began his career with BCU in 2004. Appointed in February 2016 to the role of Vice President, U.S. Service Centers, Dan currently leads the day-to-day execution of our domestic branch strategy as well as shaping our longer-term branch evolution strategy. Most recently Dan and his team have focused efforts on opening 15 UnitedHealth Group branches and 10 new offices at GEICO. In addition, Dan is responsible for our Executive and Private Client Services strategy. His previous roles at BCU included various positions in Business Development, Branch Management, and Consumer Sales Leadership.
John Sahagian, Vice-President/Chief Data Officer
John began his career with BCU in 1993. Throughout his tenure, he has led multiple areas of BCU to success across enterprise technology platforms, analytics, marketing, sales, service, and operations. Appointed Chief Data Officer in 2018, John set out to establish and evolve an enterprise data and analytics vision to maximize value for BCU members. He provides thoughtful leadership and utilization of data-driven engagement systems including BCU’s enterprise customer relationship management platform. John holds a bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University and an MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.