The cuasterisk.com Mission
Representing a network of credit union-owned CUSOs that have developed a capability for serving members in a whole new way, cuasterisk.com leverages the power and effectiveness of a collaborative network of business partners committed to coming together to provide credit unions a variety of popular services at competitive CUSO prices. The footprint of this network reaches over 600 credit unions nationwide and is designed to provide credit unions the opportunity to roll out new services faster to market and at a lower cost.
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LEADING THE WAY
Vic Pantea is the Manager of Marketplace Alliances and uniquely qualified to support the objectives of a collaborative business network like CUasterisk.com. His 43 years of credit union and CUSO experience has included c-level management positions at credit unions ranging from $5 million to $1 billion in assets.
He played a significant role in the start-up of the networked incubator CUSO, Member Gateways in 1997. Over the next 15 years, Member Gateways and its 22 Credit Union owners played both a development and investment role in the start-ups of well-known CUSOs, CUSO Financial Services, Gateways Services Group, CU Realty, and Co-operative Payroll Services. He has written and consulted on the networked business model that is a primary component of the CU*Asterisk.com vision.
Scott Collins is the Executive Vice President of National Sales and Marketplace Relationships at CU*Answers and serves on the CUSO’s Executive Council. He joined CU*Answers in March of 2003, where he began his tenure as the President and first employee of Xtend, Inc., a multi-owned cooperative CUSO formed with the sole purpose of increasing the competitive advantage of its owing credit unions through aggregate buying, strategic partnerships, and shared resource services. During his fourteen (14) years leading Xtend, he oversaw the growth of the company to more than 75 employees and the development of a broad product and service portfolio that served more than 150 credit unions across the country. In March of 2017, Scott transitioned to his new role leading the national sales and collaboration efforts for CU*Answers.
Scott has a long history of supporting the Credit Union movement. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Hope College, he was hired by IBM Corporation in 1985. In his seven years at IBM, Scott occupied various sales and management positions, where his many clients included WESCO (the data processing CUSO that is now CU*Answers). After leaving IBM to pursue other opportunities, he continued to serve the credit union industry as an IT Consultant, working very closely with CU*Answers and its clients for nearly a decade.
Geoff Johnson was appointed the Chief Operations Officer of CU*Answers in 2014. He brings a wealth of practical lending experience and industry knowledge to the table with sixteen years in credit union leadership roles that oversaw the strategic direction of lending and sales in the following areas: commercial, consumer, credit card, indirect, participation, real estate and all aspects of collections.
Since joining CU*Answers in 2005 as the Executive Vice President of Client Interactions, Geoff has worked closely in the growth and development of the Management Services teams including Earnings Edge, Lender*VP, Audit link, Web Services, SettleMINT, and Imaging Solutions.