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We're thrilled to welcome these experts in technology, payments and treasury—the very people who are tackling the challenges facing the credit union system today.

Nikolas Badminton

Chief Futurist
Futurist Think Tank (futurist.com)
Nikolas Badminton
  • Nikolas Badminton

    Nikolas is the Chief Futurist for the Futurist.com Think Tank, a Fellow of The RSA and has worked with over 300 of the world's most impactful companies to awaken curiosity and design incredible futures.   In February 2023 his new book ‘Facing Our Futures’ is released and provides executives and organizations with the foundations for futures design and the tools to imagine new futures, create bolder visions, anticipate unforeseen risks, and strengthen strategic planning. 

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Miklós Gábor Dietz

Senior Partner, Vancouver
McKinsey & Company
Miklós Gábor Dietz
  • Miklós Gábor Dietz

    Dr. Miklós Dietz, CFA is the leader of the Cross-industrial Global Ecosystems group and the Global Banking Strategy and Innovation Group. He is also the Managing Partner of McKinsey & Company’s Vancouver Office. Since joining the firm in 2001, he has specialized in strategy, business building and innovation topics - has led over 450 projects in 40+ countries. 

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Sheila Vokey

President and CEO
Central 1
Sheila Vokey
  • Sheila Vokey

    Sheila is the President and CEO of Central 1. She has over 25 years of business experience with proven talent providing business, risk and financial leadership. She is recognized for translating corporate strategy into action, providing insights on key investments, and leading change and effective operations. Her past experience includes Payments Canada and The Bank of Canada.

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Brent Clode

Chief Investment Officer
Central 1
Brent Clode
  • Brent Clode

    Brent joined Central 1 in 2015 as Chief Investment Officer (CIO) and has over 25 years of professional experience in banking and insurance. Prior to Central 1, he spent seven years at Manulife Financial as Vice President of Treasury Risk Management, Funding & Liquidity Operations.  Prior to Manulife, Brent held various Treasury and Finance positions at CIBC in both Toronto and New York   He holds an MBA in Finance from McMaster University and Bachelor of Arts in Administrative and Commercial Studies from the University of Western Ontario. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). Brent is a board member of Aviso Wealth where he sits on the Risk Committee and Chairs the Audit Committee. He is also a member of the CU CUMIS Wealth board. Brent is a member of the Canadian Alternative Reference Rate Working Group (CARR) established to coordinate Canadian interest rate reform. 

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Kathy Parslow

Chief Corporate Services Officer
Central 1
Kathy Parslow
  • Kathy Parslow

    Kathy joins Central 1 from the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) where she has held executive positions since 2012.  Her executive experience has included Corporate Services, Claims Customer Service, Claims and Driver Licensing Operations and most recently Claims Services and Material Damage Services. These roles have included periods leading over 1000 employees, multi-billion dollar annual spends and significant process and performance improvement initiatives.  As a member of the ICBC Executive team, she also played a significant role in the Transformation of the company.

    She holds an Executive Master of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University, a Master of Arts in History (with full Fellowship) from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Arts, Honours History Co-Operative education Programme and Concentration in Canadian Studies Cum Laude, University of Ottawa.

    Kathy is on the Board of the West Vancouver Yacht Club as a passionate sailor and supporter for youth sailing.  Kathy lives in North Van with her husband and three teenagers.

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Bryan Yu

Chief Economist
Central 1
Bryan Yu
  • Bryan Yu

    As Central 1’s Chief Economist, Bryan Yu leads a team of economists conducting macro- and regional economic analysis for the organization and the broader credit union system. He authors many of the team’s economic reports, speaks regularly at credit union and industry events and is frequently contacted by media to provide national and provincial economic commentary. Bryan also leads Central 1’s IFRS 9 Platform business line and sits on various risk and treasury committees.    Bryan joined Central 1 in 2010, and previously worked as a housing economist for the BC Real Estate Association, CMHC, and conducted academic researcher in immigration economics. Bryan holds a MA in Economics from Simon Fraser University and a BA from the University of Manitoba. He currently serves on the boards of the B.C. Paraplegic Foundation and Canadian Association for Business Economics. 

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Rachel Jolicoeur

Director, Fraud Client Engagement, Fraud Mitigation & Strategy
Interac Corp.
Rachel Jolicoeur
  • Rachel Jolicoeur

    With over 20 years progressive experience in the payment industry, Rachel specializes in fraud management and money movement services. She’s the Director of Fraud Client Engagement at Interac Corp., and responsible for the creation and implementation of effective fraud prevention programs and strategic partnerships to mitigate fraud losses and ensure an appropriate balance between fraud risk and customer experience.  Rachel is a public relations representative and speaker on fraud for the organization.  In that capacity, she informs and builds awareness around payment fraud to law enforcement agencies, Interac Members, stakeholders and the general public. 

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Katerina Kindyni

National ESG Risk Leader
Ernst & Young
Katerina Kindyni
  • Katerina Kindyni

    Katerina Kindyni is a Senior Manager in Financial Services Risk Consulting practice of Ernst & Young. She leads the Sustainable Finance, Climate Risk and Risk Management practice in Canada, specializing in risk modelling, stress testing, net-zero strategies and portfolio management. Based in Toronto, she promotes the effective management of financial risk with a combination of strong analytical skills and practical knowledge. Katerina is a member of the Centre for Climate Finance & Investment of Imperial College London and a member of the Canadian Standardization Advisory committee on ESG. 

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Priya Mouli

Director, Cybersecurity & Privacy
PwC LLP
Priya Mouli
  • Priya Mouli

    Priya is an enterprising Technology Executive well versed with Technology Strategy and Risk Management. She has close to 15 years of seasoned experience supporting global organizations with their IT Risk Strategy spanning the areas of Cyber Security, Privacy and Regulatory Compliance.   She is currently a Director in PwC's Cyber Risk Consulting practice and focuses on mid-size to bulge bracket Financial Services institutions, where she helps build and operationalize Tech Risk programs from ground up or revamp aspects of these in terms of bringing process improvement and automation opportunities, in the wake of digital transformation.  Priya has authored thought global leadership publications and is passionate about Information Security and Women Empowerment / Leadership. Her hobbies and interests include writing poems, globetrotting, learning new languages and wildlife.

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Nolan Andres

Chief, Technology and Innovation
Kindred Credit Union
Nolan Andres
  • Nolan Andres

    When he founded PeaceWorks Technology Solutions in 1996, Nolan wanted to create a self-sustaining entity that would help charities and not-for-profits advance their missions through the appropriate and affordable use of technology. He didn’t realize at the time that he was prototyping something people would later call “social enterprise”. The need was obvious, the organizations were doing amazing work, and he happened to know a lot about technology.   Seventeen years later, Nolan made the shift to Kindred Credit Union, and while the industry has changed, his theme remains the same. He still chooses to work with organizations that explicitly strive to create a better world, and was drawn to Kindred because of its purpose. As a senior leader (Chief, Technology and Innovation) in a credit union that helps people align their values with their finances, Nolan works to catalyze positive change and inspire hope.   Nolan is an avid and eclectic learner. He has two Computer Science degrees (B.Sc. – Saskatchewan, and M.Math – Waterloo) and a diploma in Peace and Conflict Studies, and he gets a kick out of a wide variety of things. He enjoys treehouse building, home renovating, repairing landfill-destined items, authoring software, astrophysics, gardening, choral singing, canoe tripping, birding, public speaking, and rollercoasters, as well as anything that involves seeing his wife and/or kids “hitting it out of the park” – which they do on a regular basis.

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Tara Chernoff

VP, Social Impact & Marketing
First Credit Union
Tara Chernoff
  • Tara Chernoff

    Tara leads First Credit Union's social impact & marketing team, which is responsible for building a social purpose brand ecosystem and creating positive social and environmental impact in the communities they serve. Tara is passionate about the cooperative model and creating resilient communities. She Is part of the team that led First Credit Union to become a Certified B Corporation, a designation that a business is meeting high standards of environmental, and social impact. She is a Canadian Credit Union Association Community Impact Committee member and co-chair of the 100+ Women Who Care - Powell River Chapter. Tara is a lifelong learner and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, a Graduate Certificate in Social Innovation, and a Certified Marketing Specialist designation with the Canadian Marketing Association. She is currently working toward her Master of Cooperative and Credit Union Management degree at Saint Mary's University.

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Chad Davison

Director, Client Solutions Consulting
Fiserv
Chad Davison
  • Chad Davison

    Chad leads a team of experienced client solutions consultants who deliver strategy and product presentations and share their knowledge of Fiserv solutions and the financial services industry with banks, credit unions and fintechs. The expertise of his team covers a wide range of products, services and topics, including the Fiserv open ecosystem, fintech collaboration, cryptocurrency, blockchain, as well as real-time alerts, data and analytics, fraud and risk, enterprise content management and robotic process automation. An accomplished fintech professional with over 24 years of financial services industry experience, Chad has been with Fiserv since 2002. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Financial Management from the University of Nebraska.

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Dan Johnson

Chief Executive Officer
Innovation Credit Union
Dan Johnson
  • Dan Johnson

    Dan Johnson is the Chief Executive Officer of Innovation Credit Union and has over 28 years of experience in the cooperative space.  To embrace transformation and disruption, Dan is dedicated to lifelong learning and curiosity! He recently completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Business from MIT Sloan & Columbia Business School. Dan is a Chartered Director (C.Dir.) from McMaster University the Director's College and has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan. Dan believes in community and volunteerism which reflects his personal values and priorities. Dan and his wife Laureen live in Swift Current. Their kids Hunter and Kamryn are attending university and stay active with sports. They all love camping and travelling.

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Brian Harris

CEO
Interior Savings
Brian Harris
  • Brian Harris

    Brian joined Interior Savings Credit Union in June 2022 as Chief Executive Officer. With 15 years’ experience in top-level executive positions in the financial services industry, Mr. Harris has a long history of leading companies through significant growth while helping them adapt to an unprecedented pace of change.   He has an impressive track record when it comes to developing exceptional teams and fostering innovation and forward-thinking product within an organisation.  Most recently, as Chief Product Officer at Nets, a leading payments provider based in the Nordics, Harris and his team helped revolutionize the consumer and small business digital experience for more than 150 European financial institutions. Taking a determined customer-centric approach, Harris was able to swiftly position the company as Europe’s largest PayTech Leader.

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Jean Hope

Director, Banking Relations
Province of BC
Jean Hope
  • Jean Hope

    Jean is a seasoned Treasury professional with over 25 years’ experience in the industry.  In her current role as Director, Banking Relations & Innovation with the Ministry of Finance she is responsible for the Province’s principal banking relationships, as well as procuring and implementing banking services for all provincial ministries, including some Agencies and Crowns.  Jean spent 12 years as a Treasury Manager in the private sector working for commercial real estate companies in Vancouver.  She joined the public service in 2005 to manage a major revenue outsourcing contract and then moved to the Provincial Treasury in 2007.    Jean has been a member of the Payments Canada Stakeholder Advisory Council since 2014 representing all provinces across Canada.  She is passionate about improving the payment experience for residents and businesses when they interact with the BC government.

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Chris Inniss

President and CEO
Mainstreet Credit Union
Chris Inniss
  • Chris Inniss

    Chris Inniss joined Mainstreet Credit Union in September 2021 as President & CEO; however, Chris has spent a number of years within the credit union sector, and several more years working in the financial services industry. Chris has also recently completed his EMBA at Ivey with Ivey Scholar distinction, where he particularly excelled at corporate strategy.   Through his experiences and education, Chris has become a transformational leader in the Credit Union industry with a proven record of success. A charismatic culture builder and big-picture thinker, Chris leads by example, fostering open communication and mentorship to empower his team to achieve the vision. With drive and ambition, Chris is confident, persuasive, and willing to jump into challenges and take risks himself. His collaborative leadership style gives his team the freedom and confidence to do their best work.  Chris also has extensive board and committee experience, serving on the National Credit Union Young Leaders Committee, Business Advisory Centre Durham, Regional Food Distribution Association, and more recently, serving on the board for the Ontario Credit Union Foundation and Ficanex Services.

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Nancy McNeill

Senior VP Operations and Transformation
Coast Capital Savings
Nancy McNeill
  • Nancy McNeill

    Nancy leads Coast Capital Savings’ corporate operations, and transformation office, supporting the credit union’s branch, commercial and contact center network in the delivery of banking services to its members. In her role, Nancy works with a leadership team to assist with enterprise projects/initiates, continually upgrading  process within in the credit union’s operations and across its enterprise. With 46 years of experience in the financial/payment services industry; Nancy was a founding board member of the National Canadian ATM Exchange Network for 12 years. Today, she is a member of the Payments Canada RTR Management Committee, CBA Payments Modernization, advisory committee and serves on numerous advisory groups for Central 1. Nancy has led numerous enterprise projects for Coast Capital Savings including digital payments, Interac, lending.

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Doug Macdonald

Chief Strategy Officer
Collabria
Doug Macdonald
  • Doug Macdonald

    For over two decades Doug has worked with Canada's financial services industry to make it more competitive. Doug brings the lessons learned working with global financial institutions, large domestic banks, payment networks and technology providers to our payments and mid-market banking industries.  Prior to joining Collabria, Doug served as a senior leader in Deloitte's strategy consulting practice and as a partner and credit union consulting leader at MNP, Canada's largest domestic professional services firm.

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Sundar Ramanathan

VP, Product and Pricing
First West Credit Union
Sundar Ramanathan
  • Sundar Ramanathan

    22 years experience in banking, product, pricing, securitization, business development, underwriting, global payments etc., Passionate about leveraging data, capital and platform to create remarkable experiences for members, colleagues and communities we serve. Believes in continuous learning and creating value through the same. Prior to joining First West CU in 2019, Sundar has worked at Government FI, International banks and conglomerates.

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Sarah Reppchen

Partner
Deloitte
Sarah Reppchen
  • Sarah Reppchen

    Sarah is a Partner at Deloitte who leads the Financial Services Mid-Market Cluster for Risk Advisory in Canada, which includes Credit Unions and Schedule 2 Banks. She has over 14 years of experience in the financial services industry, specialized in auditing (External and Internal Audits) and advising financial institutions, their Risk Management and Finance Function with regards to compliance, regulatory governance and regulatory reporting. Since 2008, Basel III compliance is one of the areas of focus, in particular capital adequacy, its interpretation of regulations in Canada and Europe, education as well as the operationalization and optimization of regulatory reporting requirements. (e.g. BCAR, ICAAP, Pillar 3, LCR) Sarah’s primary experience was generated on large, complex banks (G-SIBs, D-SIBs), Schedule 1 Banks, Credit Unions, asset management and investment management firms in Canada, Europe and on a global scale. She also advised Financial Services Regulators and served as auditor on behalf of Prudential Regulators. She combines global experience with local understanding of trends and challenges of Financial Institutions in Canada. Sarah qualifies as German CPA (IFAC compliant).

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Dave Schurman

Chief Strategy Officer
FirstOntario Credit Union
Dave Schurman
  • Dave Schurman

    Dave has held various executive roles across Canada and the USA, currently serving as the Chief Strategy Officer of FirstOntario, responsible for strategic planning and future direction. Previous roles were Chief Operating Officer, Chief Risk Officer, and Chief Executive Officer, ‘Corporate Investment Division’. Dave was previously Vice President of CUNA Mutual Group in Madison Wisconsin, serving credit unions in the United States and 50+ countries worldwide, and Vice President with The CUMIS Group, serving credit unions across Canada. Dave has served on the Ontario Credit Union Foundation board and in 2019 was inducted into OCUF’s Wall of Fame. Dave served on the boards of the Credit Union Professional Association, the Atlantic Cooperative Association and the British Columbia Cooperative Association. Dave chaired the Ontario Group, a partnership of 43 Credit Unions that formed a group credit card contract; and was a committee member of the National CEO Payments Committee to select a national credit card provider for Canadian Credit Unions, which later turned out to be Collabria. Dave served on a volunteer World Council of Credit Unions team in 1999 in Jamaica to create the mission, vision and strategic plan guiding the growth of Jamaican credit unions. Dave currently serves as chair of the Ontario Insurance Advisory Committee, member of the National Credit Card Program’s Advisory Committee, and vice chair of the FICANEX board of directors. Since 2008, Dave has been a regular on CHCH TV’s Morning Live as the resident expert on ‘Finance Friday’ a bi-weekly segment providing financial advice.

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Matt Senechal

Digital Marketing Manager
Motor City Community Credit Union
Matt Senechal
  • Matt Senechal

    Matt Senechal is a digital marketing pioneer and creative professional. With over a decade of experience in the field, Matt has helped businesses harness the power of the internet to reach new heights.  As the Digital Marketing Manager at Motor City Community Credit Union, he uses his expertise to help his credit union achieve their marketing goals. He is excited about how his contribution can improve members' lives.  Matt enjoys travelling, learning about different cultures, and enjoying new food experiences outside work.

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Ken Shea

President & CEO
East Coast Credit Union
Ken Shea
  • Ken Shea

    Ken Shea has been President and CEO of East Coast Credit Union since July 2011 and had worked as CEO of Heritage Credit Union since April 2004 prior to that appointment. He has over 35 years of experience in the financial services industry and has worked in various positions around Atlantic Canada. Ken is a native of Halifax. He received his Bachelor of Commerce from Dalhousie University and has a Master of Business Administration from the University of New Brunswick. Ken holds a Certified Financial Planner and Institute of Corporate Director designation. He is a committed community volunteer and has served on various boards and committees including currently serving on Credit Union Central of Canada, League Date and CU Financial Management. Ken and his wife Lori reside in the Halifax area with their two children.

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Jeff Shewfelt

Co-CEO
Gulf & Fraser
Jeff Shewfelt
  • Jeff Shewfelt

    Jeff Shewfelt has 35 years’ experience in the financial services industry and joined Gulf and Fraser Fishermen’s Credit Union in 1991 as a management trainee. With Bill Kiss, Jeff was appointed Co-Chief Executive Officer in 2011. Having been hired as a management trainee, Jeff held every increasing responsibilities prior to his appointment as Co-CEO in areas of retail and commercial lending, service delivery, human resources, marketing and strategy.  He has a Bachelor of Commerce and is a Fellow of the Credit Union Institute of Canada.  Jeff is most proud of the the high level of employee engagement at Gulf & Fraser.  The Credit Union has also experienced industry leading growth during his time at the credit union which has created opportunity for members, staff and the community. That growth includes increasing the branch network from two branches to 28 and assets that now exceed $5 billion.

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Harri Vikstedt

Senior Policy Director Financial Markets
Bank of Canada
Harri Vikstedt
  • Harri Vikstedt

    Harri Vikstedt joined the Bank of Canada in 2006. He is currently a Senior Policy Director in the Financial Markets Department focussed on financial market related issues including the global and domestic benchmark reform efforts.  Harri is a member of the FSB’s Official Sector Steering Group and the co-chair of the Canadian Alternative Reference Rate working group (CARR) which is responsible for helping to transition the Canadian financial system from the Canadian Dollar Offered Rate (CDOR) to the Canadian Overnight Repo Rate Average (CORRA).  Prior to this he was responsible for the Bank’s domestic and foreign currency trading operations, as well as for implementing the Bank’s strategy for acquiring and analyzing financial market intelligence. Harri worked in global financial markets in both Europe and North America for 17 years before joining the Bank.  He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds an MBA in Finance and an engineering degree from the University of Toronto.

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Robert Bell

Director, Securitization & Funding
Central 1
Robert Bell
  • Robert Bell

    Robert has a background in securitization, and he is currently working with clients to provide Liquidity and Funding solutions.

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Kevin Boyd

Director, Forge Business Suite
Central 1
Kevin Boyd
  • Kevin Boyd

    Kevin has been a digital leader most of his career and has participated in pioneering many firsts like NFC mobile payments, personal financial management, digital sales and service, electric documents, mobile banking apps, and recently, Open Banking. He is a frequent speaker at conferences focusing on emerging topics in financial services, global collaboration, and digital customer experiences. Kevin has worked for three of the top Canadian banks internationally, and he brings a multidisciplinary approach that bridges the gaps between business strategy, technology solutions, and customer experiences. He also partnered with global Fintechs to lead the creation of a mobile app-only lending business focused on underbanked customers. Today, Kevin is the Director of the Forge Business Suite, at Central 1, focused  on driving innovation and strategy for both Forge Small Business and Forge Commercial, ensuring clients have what it takes to support their business members at every stage of their growth

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Andrew Chan

Product Director - Retail Banking
Central 1
Andrew Chan
  • Andrew Chan

    Andrew has over 15 years of experience in financial services and has been with Central 1 since 2013. A software developer who moved into business analysis, project management, and now product management, he loves working with Central 1’s clients to deliver solutions that delight their customers. Outside of work, you might find Andrew driving on a winding road or cleaning his fish tank. 

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Derek Colfer

VP Digital Product
Central 1
Derek Colfer
  • Derek Colfer

    Derek Colfer is the Head of Digital Products for Central 1 and has more than 20 years of digital product and development experience. Derek returned to Canada in 2002 after working overseas in both London and Dubai and co-founded a mobile application development shop focused on both he health-tech and ad-tech markets. The company was acquired in 2008. Prior to joining Central 1, Derek was the Head of Digital Products at Visa. During this time, he was responsible for the first NFC payment commercial deployment in Canada and was more broadly responsible for all of Visa’s digital products and initiatives in the Canadian market. In his current role at Central 1, Derek and his team are responsible for the full spectrum of digital products including the Forge digital banking suite of products and the Forge Community fintech initiative. Derek and his team are also responsible for building the Central 1 strategy for several emerging digital initiatives including Open Banking. Derek is a terrible poker player and an even worse golfer. He loves the great outdoors and gets outside as much as he can.

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Alan Chow

Business Economist
Central 1
Alan Chow
  • Alan Chow

    As a Business Economist at Central 1, Alan examines and analyzes analysis the credit union system in B.C. and Ontario, providing reports on the system. he is also responsible to producing the economic forecast used in the IFRS9 model. Alan has a Bachelors Degree in Honours Economics from Simon Fraser University and a Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Toronto. 

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Robert Hayman

Head of Emerging Digital Initiatives
Central 1
Robert Hayman
  • Robert Hayman

    Robert Hayman is the Head of Emerging Digital Initiatives at Central 1 with responsibility for open banking, and fintech engagement via the Forge Community platform.  With over 15 years’ experience in the Canadian financial services industry, Rob previously drove payments innovation in Canada at both Visa and Scotiabank where he led the development and deployment of an array of digital products and capabilities, eCommerce solutions, and mobile NFC payment wallets.  He also has experience in core payments products, and formerly led debit and prepaid at Visa Canada.  Rob holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto, and presently lives in Scarborough, Ontario with his family.

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Ron Kaine

Product Director, Enterprise Fraud Management
Central 1
Ron Kaine
  • Ron Kaine

    Ron is a seasoned product manager, with a varied background in different industries ranging from public relations for the Canadian military to managing complex privacy-enabling software for the healthcare market under HIPAA regulations. Along the way, he made stops in telecom with Bell Canada (focusing on risk, credit and collections), fraud product management at Equifax (both within Canada and International), as well as supply chain data management with a start up in Ottawa (Assent). He enjoys understanding challenges and helping develop solutions, getting close to users and living their experience to drive innovation. 

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Michael Kerdachi

VP Treasury & Operations
Central 1
Michael Kerdachi
  • Michael Kerdachi

    Michael joined Central 1 as Head of Treasury Solutions and is responsible for the strategy, operations and delivery of Treasury products and services. He is an accomplished leader with over 20 years of experience in finance, treasury, and enterprise risk management. Prior to Central 1, he was the CFO at Prospera Credit Union.

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Chris MacDonald

Head, Payments Transformation
Central 1
Chris MacDonald
  • Chris MacDonald

    Chris is the Head, Payments Transformation at Central 1. He is responsible for the long-term strategy and re-imagination of the payments business, as new players and new technologies provide exciting opportunities for credit unions and their members.  Chris is a financial services executive, with over 20 years experience in a broad range of roles in technology, marketing and product development. He finished his bank career as Vice President, Credit Cards at Scotiabank and most recently worked in the fintech space, at both small and mid-market sized start-ups building new, disruptive products in payments, data and loyalty.

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Ryan Poyntz

Business Development Manager | Fintech
Central 1
Ryan Poyntz
  • Ryan Poyntz

    A Financial Services executive with over 15 years of success in bringing Fintech products to the North American market. Extensive knowledge and experience in the strategic partnership lifecycle in working with Financial Institutions and direct to consumer channels.

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Scott Robertson

Product Director, Payment Applications
Central 1
Scott Robertson
  • Scott Robertson

    Scott has over 20 years’ experience with Central 1 beginning with traditional paper-based processing through the transition to image-based processing, centralized cheque returns, and image exchange. In his current role Scott is responsible for product management of core payments including Interac payments, automated funds transfer AFT, bill payments, and report and file exchange. Scott leads a team of product managers, product owners, and business analysts responsible for developing Central 1’s electronic and paper-based payments. As part of the journey towards Payments Modernization, Scott is a member Payment Canada’s Real-Time-Rail RTR Working Group and Management Committee and he will be leading Central 1's initiatives for RTR including Interac e-Transfer for Business moving to the Payments Canada RTR Exchange Clearing & Settlement.

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Bart Venlet

Product Director, MemberDirect & Cybersecurity
Central 1
Bart Venlet
  • Bart Venlet

    Bart Venlet is the Product Director for MemberDirect and Cybersecurity at Central 1. Bart has over 25 years’ experience in product management and development, strategic marketing and financial modeling related to innovation. Since joining Central 1 twelve years ago, Bart has worked to develop Central 1’s strategy for Foreign Exchange, driven key PaymentStream and MemberDirect projects and evaluated new opportunities to determine potential fit for Central 1. He is currently responsible for MemberDirect and all Cybersecurity features on MemberDirect and Forge.

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Karen Wong

IFRS 9 Senior Product Manager
Central 1
Karen Wong
  • Karen Wong

    As Central 1’s Senior Product Manager for IFRS 9, Karen Wong understands the challenges created by the changing environment and uses this to lead the IFRS 9 business, all while seeking increasing client engagement. She joined the Central 1 IFRS 9 team in 2017 as Senior Analyst. Karen works closely with our Economics team to input the forward-looking indicators in the platform and supports clients with ECL planning. She works with our modelling team to improve our IFRS 9 model on a continuous basis. Prior to Central 1, Karen spent 11 years at Fiserv in Finance and Accounting on many ERP system conversions and implementations of financial planning tools, as well as years in project management working with the professional services teams for banking and credit union clients.

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