Executive Leadership

Meet our Leadership Team

David Finnie, Chief Executive Officer 

David Finnie



David brings over 20 years of senior executive experience in leading large and mid-sized multinationals and Fortune 100 organizations. He is known for the building and optimizing financial, capital and risk management capabilities and building sustainable strategies. He has held senior-level roles New York, Toronto, and Vancouver.

David enjoys building high performance teams focused on creating value for stakeholders.   He has been in the credit union movement for over six years and supports the seven cooperative values and appreciates the credit union sense of purpose and values.





Benjamin Choi, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial and Risk Officer

Benjamin Choi



Ben brings a diversity of experience and an extensive understanding of capital markets and financial institution management.  His background includes controllership, treasury, risk management and strategic planning.  He has held senior-level roles in Canada, Singapore and the United Kingdom.

Ben promotes leadership through coaching, collaborating and team-building as ways to build financial and risk management capacity. 





Heather Sarnecki, Senior Vice President, Chief Administration Officer

Heather Sarnecki




Heather is a career credit union person having previously served as the chief executive of one of the Credit Union's legacy organizations.  She's an acknowledged team-builder, dedicated to service excellence and the power of community.

Heather contributes to our Credit Union's image and growth through participative leadership on numerous industry task forces and community committees.






Devin Corey, Vice President, Technology

Devin Corey




Devin is a data science and technology professional with over 15 years of experience in analytics, systems and ITinfrastructure.  His career has spanned a variety of functions in the financial services industry and the public sector, including information technology, enterprise risk management, corporate governance and procurement.

Devin guides our organization through technological change, innovation and security.





Fred Kreutlein, Vice President, Retail Services

Fred Kreutlein



Fred brings an extensive combination of financial services and not-for-profit leadership experience.  His background includes business development, client services, lending, strategic planning and technology.  He has lived and worked throughout Canada and Germany.

Fred's focus is building strong teams with an emphasis on excellence and instilling a culture of accountability and strategic focus - while always keeping our members front and centre.






Lauren Thompson, Vice President, Commercial Services

Heather Sarnecki


Lauren brings over a decade of experience in financial services in both sales and risk management roles.  Her broad exposure to various types of lending gives her the ability to balance risk with the delivery of commercial services in a growth and service-oriented environment.

Lauren is a collaborative leader who believes that success is achieved through thoughtful communication and purposeful action.





Tina Cassano, Director, Human Resources  

Tina Cassano

 

Tina has over 20 years of human resources experience in integrating different business cultures across recruitment, performance management, benefits, pension and compensation platforms.  She's a versatile leader and enabler of effective, organization-wide operating procedures.

Tina advocates for equal opportunity, inclusive leadership and performance-based acknowledgement throughout the Credit Union.

 

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