CO-OP FINANCIAL SERVICES CONGRATULATES SHAZIA MANUS ON APPOINTMENT TO CUNA MUTUAL GROUP

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RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. – Credit union fintech provider CO-OP Financial Services announced that Shazia Manus, Chief Product and Strategy Officer, will be leaving the company this month to join CUNA Mutual Group’s AdvantEdge Analytics, a data and analytics business.

Manus joined CO-OP last year when the company acquired credit processing expert TMG of Des Moines, Iowa, having served as TMG’s President/CEO for six years, during which time the company doubled its revenue growth and grew staff by 30 percent.

“The acquisition of TMG was a milestone in the history of CO-OP Financial Services, giving us a best-in-class credit processing solution and helping to transform us into a fully-integrated, comprehensive payments services company,” said Todd Clark, President/CEO of CO-OP. “Shazia played a key role in successfully integrating the two organizations, and ensuring that we provide credit unions with the products and solutions expected of them by their members in a rapidly digitalizing marketplace.”

“I am very grateful to Shazia for her leadership this past year, and congratulate her on the next phase of her career, which I know will be one of outstanding leadership in our movement,” said Clark.

Manus added, “It has been an honor to work with Todd and the many incredible leaders who are ushering in a new CO-OP. I’ve particularly enjoyed working with the product and strategy organization, which is delivering some of the most technologically advanced, seamless and secure payment solutions in the industry. CO-OP is executing on a solutions ecosystem strategy that is making credit unions the absolute best financial institutions for digital-minded consumers.”

In her new role as Chief Strategy & Business Development Officer, Manus will lead the AdvantEdge Analytics Strategy and Business Development organization, responsible for go-to-market and product strategy, customer experience, strategic partnerships and acquisitions.

“With AdvantEdge Analytics I have the opportunity to be part of this industry-leading data platform that is helping credit unions improve their member experience, enable growth and compete more effectively,” said Manus. “I am looking forward to collaborating with our industry to not only elevate data analytics capabilities to a new level, but to also further strengthen credit unions for the future.”

The search for Manus’ replacement is underway. Her duties will be handled in the interim by Clark and direct reports on CO-OP’s Executive Management Team.

“We have spent the past year at CO-OP building up our senior management, giving us a very strong group of seasoned leaders who will continue executing on a full body of product work in progress and carrying forward our commitment to meeting the needs of our clients first, last and always,” said Clark.

For more information, visit www.co-opfs.org.

About CO-OP Financial Services

CO-OP Financial Services is a payments and financial technology company whose mission is ensuring the success of the credit union movement. CO-OP payments solutions, engagement services and strategic counsel help credit unions optimize member experiences to consistently provide seamless, personalized multi-channel offerings, while delivering secure, sophisticated fraud mitigation service. For more information, visit www.co-opfs.org.

About CUNA Mutual AdvantEdge Analytics, LLC

CUNA Mutual AdvantEdge Analytics, LLC (AdvantEdge Analytics) provides comprehensive technology and data analytics services for credit unions. AdvantEdge Analytics brings together data management, visualizations and predictive analytics into an end-to-end offering. Built on more than 80 years of commitment and experience working with credit unions and their members, AdvantEdge Analytics collaborates with credit unions to effectively harness the power of data in new and insightful ways. Information about AdvantEdge Analytics can be found at www.advantedgeanalytics.com.

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