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About the Podcast

The credit union industry is constantly evolving. The CU 2.0 podcast is here to highlight the latest credit union trends, news, people, and technologies.

Listen to the CU2.0 podcast for insider takes on new technology, compliance issues, and other major issues affecting credit unions today. We’ll keep you up to date and informed, so you won’t just survive—you will prosper!


About the Interviewer

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Robert McGarvey is an expert in credit unions and cooperatives which he has covered for outlets such as “Credit Union Times” and the New York Times. He has also written for hundreds of publications ranging from “Wired” to “Harvard Business Review.”

The CU 2.0 Podcast Library also occasionally features other podcasts that feature CU 2.0.


Podcast Library

Episode 210 Abrar Ahmed on id-go to Prevent Account Takeover Attacks

Episode 209 Landon Glenn, CEO of ASA, the New way for CUs and Fintechs to Connect

Money Talks with Kirk Kordeleski Episode 2: Executive Comp As a Strategic Initiative

Episode 208 Steve Bone Ongoing Operations on OGO’s Future

Money Talks with Kirk Kordeleski Episode 1 “What’s In Your Pay Packet?”

Episode 207 Michele Dean on Thinking Big on Long Island

Episode 206 Fearing the Unknown Unknown with Risk Guru Amanda Cohen

Episode 205 OGO’s Tim Daugherty on Why You Need a Business Continuity Plan

Episode 204 Guy Messick on CUSOs, Fintechs, and Your Future

Episode 203 Ted Brown Digital Onboarding and Deborah Colby One Nevada CU

Episode 202 Kirk Kordeleski Tells If You Are Paid Enough

Episode 201 Jeff Keltner Upstart on Smarter Lending

Episode 200 Visions FCU’s Joe Keller on Credit Unions and Digital Assets

Episode 199 Julie Markee EOS on Managing for Success

Episode 198 Seth Brickman QCash on How an Amazon Guy Found What He Wanted at a CUSO

Episode 197 Barb Lowman President CUNA Strategic Services on Credit Union Survival Skills 2022 Edition

Episode 196 Dan Michaeli Glia on Digitizing Member Service and Credit Union Merger Mania

Episode 195 Gordon Flammer Datava

Episode 194 Bill Clark Engageware on Digital Trends

Episode 193 Elan Mevasse on Very Good Security – Is It a Better Way to Secure Member Data?

Episode 192 Laura “Lo” Trujillo Array on Credit Scores and Your Members

Special Edition: Tech in Ukraine, Surviving the War

Episode 191 Raj Bhaskar Hurdlr – Make Gig Economy Workers Into Members

Live from VIP Live Event: Martin Walker Next Level Ventures on Venture Funding for Fintechs

Live from VIP Live Event: Jeter + Butcher on CISOs, Fintechs, Security and Your Credit Union

Live from VIP Live Event: Ray Crouse on CUSOs and Fintechs

Live from VIP Live Event: Don Shafer from Quilo and Joe Arnold from Carter FCU on Newstyle Lending

Episode 189 Chase Neinken Chimney on Calculating Success

Episode 188 Clint Lotz TrackStar AI and Smarter, More Inclusive Lending

Episode 187 Joel Schwartz DoubleCheck – NSF the Encore

Episode 186 Doug Brown NCR on Stayin’ Alive, Innovation, and Engaging Your Members

Episode 185 Brynn Ammon Symitar on Core Extension and Teaching Your Old Core New Tricks

Episode 184 Saroop Bharwani, Founder/CEO Senso – AI That Builds Member Relations

Episode 183 Jonathan Taylor CEO CU Sol CUSO on Innovative, Soulful Solutions

Episode 182 SRM’s Larry Pruss on What You Need to Know – and Do – About Crypto Currencies

Episode 181 Walt Agius on CUSOs, Indirect Car Loans, and Lending in the 21st Century

Episode 180 Kirk Drake, Joe Cianciolo HomePace, Mike Kenzie Patriot FCU on Brainstorming Fintech

Episode 179 Bryce Deeney of equipifi and the Rise of BNPL

Episode 178 Cameron Madill on Credit Union Websites, B Corps, and Much More

Episode 177 Amber Callahan VP of Marketing at 1st Advantage FCU and Kristin Harrison Web Strategies on Digital Marketing

Episode 176 Vizo and Aptys on the Reinvention of the Corporate Credit Union

Episode 175 MBFS CEO Mark Ritter Tells How to Make Member Business Lending Work

Episode 174 Tyler Gillies of Debtsy on 21st Century Debt Collection

Episode 173 Alexey Krasnoriadtsev BankingON on Bank Dora, Mobile Banking Now and Love

Episode 172 USAlliance’s CEO Kris VanBeek on its Neo-bank Bank Dora

Episode 171 Andre Iervolino on Steps You Need to Take To Keep Your Credit Union Relevant

Episode 170 Tim Keith of SRM on The Great Reset in Financial Services

Episode 169 on How Digital Can Be Harnessed to Revolutionize Member Service

Episode 168 Jake Tyler Finn AI on Conversational Banking 2021 Style

Episode 167 Nathan Baumeister ZSuite Technologies on Finding Riches in Niches

Episode 166 Jill Nowacki on the Credit Union War for Talent: HR in 2021

Episode 165 UNest and Smarter Savings for Children

Episode 164 Pamela Owens SVP Inclusiv on African American Credit Unions and a Whole Lot More DEI 5 2021

Episode 163 Khellar Crawford CEO Otomo

Episode 162 Peter Rice Workers Credit Union on What’s Stressing Out Your Members and How Credit Unions Can Help

Episode 161 Kavita Singh Payrailz on AI and Your Credit Union

Episode 160 Izabella Gabowicz COO Sensibill Answers the Spending Question

Episode 159 Kelli Ellsworth Etchison LAFCU and Gary Lee MDT CUSO on DEI DEI 4 2021

Episode 158 Jack Henry Experts Talking Fraud Trends and Credit Union Vulnerabilities

Episode 157 DEI Doubleheader Emma Norman (Local Government FCU and AACUC) and Lynn Heckler (PSCU) DEI 2021 3

Episode 156 Renee Sattiewhite AACUC DEI 2021 2

Episode 155 Tony Hernandez DCUC on the AACUC CCEP (Initials Decoded Below) DEI 2021 1

Episode 154 Joe Cianciolo Home Co-Purchasing

Episode 153 Jon Voorhees on What You Do Not Know About Smart Branching

Episode 152 Bill Clark CEO TimeTrade SilverCloud on Digital First Banking Trends

Episode 151 Michelle Asher ENT on Social Media Mastery

Episode 150 Vince Bezemer on Self-Directed Banking

Episode 149 Samira Rajan Brooklyn Cooperative Credit Union and Economic Inequality

Episode 148 Cathi Kim on Capitalizing Your Small Credit Union

Episode 147 Luis Pastor Latino Community Credit Union

Episode 145 Robert Siciliano on Ransomware and Who Do You Trust?

Episode 144, Randy Icelow Rolling F Credit Union, From a Temp Gig to CEO

Episode 143 Stephanie Smith America’s Credit Union Museum

Episode 142 John Herrera The Immigrant Banking Journey

Episode 146 Fintech Meetup with Anil Aggarwal and Kirk Drake

Episode 141 Teresa Freeborn CUNA’s “Open Your Eyes” – a Return Conversation

Episode 140 AI and Gesa

BIGCast: Using Artificial Intelligence, Organically with Kirk Drake

PayPod: Credit Union Growth Strategies with Kirk Drake

Episode 139 Sundie Seefried on Cannabis Banking

Episode 138 Kirk Drake on Artificial Intelligence and Why You Are Five Years Behind the Leaders

Episode 137 David Tuyo University Credit Union and the Pandemic

Episode 136 Pete Crear A Distinguished Credit Union Life

Episode 135 Joel Schwartz DoubleCheck and NSF Fees

Episode 134 Jim Van Dyke Breach Clarity

Episode 133 Karan Bhalla CU Rise on Data Analytics

Episode 132 Ray Crouse Parsons FCU and When Small Is Big Enough

Episode 131 Lee Wetherington, director of strategic insight at Jack Henry, on Cores and Your Credit Union Tomorrow, 2021 Forecast 3

Episode 130 Tansley Stearns of Canvas Credit Union Tells If Credit Union Members Are Healthier

Podcast with the Digital Growth Institute: Preparing for the Wrecking Ball in the Boardroom (With Kirk Drake)

Episode 129 Steve Dow CEO Monit for Small Business

Episode 128 Batu Sat Mall IQ – Harnessing Location Intelligence to Better Serve Members

Episode 127 Doug Brown NCR on 5 Big Banking Trends for 2021 Trends Forecast 2

Episode 124 John Findlay on Digital Academy’s Tools for Getting Employees, Members Ready for Digital Banking

Episode 123 Octavio Marquez Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Global Banking Diebold Nixdorf on ATMs

Episode 122 Larry Nichols of CUSO Member Driven Technologies 2021 Trends Forecast 1

Episode 120 Nathan Rogers on Shared Branching and the Future of the Branch Network

Episode 119 Peter Duffy on Mergers

Episode 118 Mickey Goldwasser Chief of Staff Payrailz On AI and What’s Next In Payments

Episode 117 Fahd Rachidy CEO ABAKA on AI and How to Sell Smarter

Episode 121 Inside the CU2.0 Mastermind Group

Episode 116 Barclay Keith of Artis Technologies on a New Lending Strategy

Episode 115 Dan Michaeli Glia on Digital Member Service

Episode 114 Nicholas Hinrichsen on Smarter Car Loans for Credit Unions

Episode 113 Sherif Hassan on The Opportunity in Small Business Lending

Episode 112 Steve Bruyn on the Huge Opportunity For Credit Unions to Win Bank Customers Today

Episode 111 The Omnichannel Voyage, Part 2 with Mark Schuiling Wildfire Credit Union

Episode 110 The Omnichannel Voyage, Part 1 with Vince Bezemer of Backbase

Episode 109 Paul Ablack on Fintechs, Big Data, and New Opportunities in Commercial Lending

Episode 108 Ralph Swoboda from CUNA CEO to Fintech Entrepreneur

Episode 107 Bert Hash CEO MECU (Retired) A Credit Union Life

Episode 105 Angela Russell CUNA Mutual on Race and Equity and What to Do Now DEI4

Episode 104 Brad Powell Redboard the Smarter Audit Software

Episode 103 Pablo DeFilippi of Inclusiv on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion DEI 3

Episode 102 Andrew Wang Peach Street on Mortgage Servicing

Episode 101 Renee Sattiewhite AACUC on Credit Unions, Race and the US DEI 2

Episode 100 Coopera’s Victor Miguel Corro on Race and Credit Unions in 2020 DEI 1

Episode 99 Brad Smith on the Post-Pandemic Tech You Need Now

Episode 98 James Robert Lay on the Real Meaning of Digital Transformation

Episode 97 PPP Loan Forgiveness: Fast Take

Episode 96 Steve Winninger Talking Boards and Governance

Episode 95 Carma Peters, CEO Michigan Legacy Credit Union on Digital, Covid-19 and CU Survival 2020 Style

Episode 94 Nabil Hannan on Cybersecurity, Remote Workers, Mergers and Your Credit Union

Episode 93 Lee Miller Renofi on Smarter Home Improvement Loans

Episode 92 Sahil Pankhaniya, A Start Up Credit Union at George Washington University

Episode 91 Sherif Hassan Capiform on Smarter Lending Now

Episode 90 Bill Kennedy Tells How Many Credit Unions Will Close in the Next Year

Coronavirus Special Bob Meara Celent on Covid-19 and Your Credit Union Part 3

Episode 86 Alan Bergstrom Exclamation Services CUSO

Coronavirus Special Shane Butcher on Remote Workers, Credit Unions, and Coronavirus Part 2

Coronavirus Special Kevin Langford on Remote Workers and Cyber Insecurities in the Age of Coronavirus

Episode 83 Ron Shevlin, Again, on How to Win in Financial Services

Episode 82 Jon Ogden MX on the Future of Banking

Episode 78 Paul Stull on Cannabis and Credit Unions, Up in Smoke 3

Episode 77 Shondell Varcianna on the Content You Need to Grow

Episode 76 Matt Johnner BankLabs on Commercial Lending

Episode 75 Milind Borkar Illuma Labs

Episode 74 Blesson Abraham of Cambio and 2nd Chances at Financial Services

Episode 73 Joseph Cooper Justice for Me

Episode 72 Seth Brecher Edmit on College Costs and You

Episode 71 Gideon Taub Pinkaloo and Modern Giving

Episode 70 Tommy Marshall Georgia Fintech Academy

Episode 69 Casey Boggs on Reputation Management, Hackers and You

Episode 68 John Lanza on The Money Mammals + Kids and Finance

Episode 67 Jesse Boyer COO NIH Federal Credit Union on Branch Reinvention

Episode 66: Amy McGraw Tropical Financial on Get Beyond Money

Episode 65: John Weinkowitz on Credit Unions Buying Banks, Live from Finastra Community Markets

Episode 64: Carla Bienz Partners 1st CU, Live from Finastra Community Markets

Episode 63: Steve Hoke on Data and Mortgages, Live from Finastra Community Markets

Episode 62: Lucy Donaldson of Canvas Credit Union on Digital Banking, Live from Finastra Community Markets

Episode 61: Allan Brown on the Digital Revolution in Banking, Live from Finastra Community Markets

Episode 60: Mike Hatch on Core Systems, Live from Finastra Community Markets

Episode 59: Daniel Ford CIO at Jovia CU on Cybersecurity

Episode 58: Jeff Bender on Digital First Members, Live from DN Intersect

Episode 57: Scott Anderson Open Banking, Live from DN Intersect

Episode 56: Ben Morales, QCash, and the Hunt for Financial Wellness

Episode 55: Richard Crone on Libra, Live From DN Intersect

Episode 54: Douglas Hartung on Libra, Live From DN Intersect

Episode 53: West Community Credit Union

Episode 52: David Deckelmann LiveSurvey

Episode 51: Marc Schaefer Truliant

Episode 50: James Killkelly, Christian Ranke, and Brian Lechlitner of Tellerex

Episode 49: Alain Glanzman WalletFi

Episode 48: Susan Mitchell on the Credit Union Underground

Episode 47: Randy Karnes CU*Answers for Small Credit Unions

Episode 46: Kirk Kordeleski on Doubling Your Size and More Good News

Episode 45: Gary Oakland BECU

Episode 44: Wendell “Bucky” Sebastian – a Credit Union Life

Episode 43: Caroline Willard Cornerstone League

Episode 42: Walt Laskos, CCUA, on Credit Unions Fighting Elder Fraud

Episode 41: Sherri Davidoff on Cyber Insecurities and You

Episode 40: The Jim Blaine Marathon

Episode 39: Futurist Chris Skinner

Episode 38: Futurist Thomas Frey on Credit Unions Tomorrow

Episode 37: Cliff Rosenthal on CDFIs

Episode 36: Millennials Talk Credit Unions

Episode 35: Gen Z Talks Up About Credit Unions

Episode 34: Ben Premo TrueFees on Fee Transparency

Episode 33: Erin Coleman Filene on Thinking Big and Better

Episode 32: Mike Edwards WOCCU on International Trends

Episode 31: Mike Reuter Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions

Episode 30: Brett King on Banking Tomorrow

Episode 29: Teresa Freeborn on Open Your Eyes to a Credit Union

Episode 28: Patrick Conway PCUA on Lobbying and Much More

Episode 27: Hakan Nordfjell Gemalto on New Account Fraud

Episode 26: Carl Memnon, COO Grain Technology on an End to Overdraft Fees

Episode 25: Joe Bergeron on Vermont Credit Unions

Episode 24: John Pembroke, CUES on the Talent War

Episode 23: Sitting Down with Gabe Krajicek, CEO of Kasasa

Episode 22: Talking Payments and Data Analytics with Trellance’s Lou Grilli

Episode 21: Ron Shevlin on “Is the Party Over?”

Episode 20: Up in Smoke, Credit Unions, and Cannabis, Part 2

Episode 19: Up in Smoke, Credit Unions, and Cannabis, Part 1

Episode 18: Al Pascual on Biometrics

Episode 17: Victor Corro on Hispanics and Credit Unions

Episode 16: New Year’s Resolutions with Robert McGarvey

Episode 15: Cathie Mahon CEO of Inclusiv, the association of community development CUs

Episode 14: AI for Credit Unions Part 2

Episode 13: AI for Credit Unions

Episode 12: Sitting Down with Bill Bynum, CEO of Hope CU

Episode 11: Sitting Down with Jay Murray, CEO of Vizo

Episode 10: Sitting Down with Amy McGraw, Tropical Financial to talk about the Student Loan Crisis

Episode 9: Sitting Down with Tanan Miles, Vice President of ENT Credit Union

Episode 8: Sitting Down with Scott Budde of Main Harvest

Episode 7: Sitting Down with Vasilios Roussos, executive director of the DCU Fintech Innovation Center

Episode 6: Sitting Down with Trudy Soucoup, a member of the board of directors at Washington State Employees Credit Union

Episode 5: Sitting Down with Geoff Caras, previous COO of CU 2.0

Episode 4: Sitting Down with Amy Downs, CEO of Allegiance Credit Union in Oklahoma

Episode 3: Sitting Down with Kirk Drake, Founder of CU 2.0 and CEO of Ongoing Operations

Episode 2: Sitting Down with South Bay Credit Union CEO Jennifer Oliver

Episode 1: Sitting Down with Chris Otey, CRO of CU 2.0 and Chairman of South Bay Credit Union


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