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Firstmark CU Adds Tech-Savvy Executive as CIO
Monday, April 3, 2017 6:55 AM

Technology Advancements and Innovation Will Help Drive Member Experience

Firstmark Credit Union is excited to announce Kayvee Kondapalli as its chief information officer. The 15-year credit union veteran will oversee the organization’s information security, technology infrastructure, core banking programing and operations, digital services, and payment systems.

“I am thrilled Kayvee is joining the Firstmark team,” said Firstmark President and Chief Executive Officer Nathanael Tarwasokono. “Kayvee brings a wealth of technology experience and knowledge to our organization, and he will be instrumental in leading forward all aspects of our technology strategy.”

Kayvee joins Firstmark after serving as the chief information officer at Scott Credit Union, a billion-dollar credit union in Edwardsville, Ill. There, he led the technology strategy and operations of the IT department. Prior to that role, Kayvee was at Campus Federal Credit Union in Baton Rouge, La., where he served in various IT leadership roles including chief technology officer.

“Consumers today want access to their banking accounts anytime and anywhere,” added Tarwasokono. “As we grow, it will be important to align our technology strategy with our members’ expectations today and in the future. I am confident Kayvee will successfully lead us forward in this endeavor.”

Kayvee holds a dual master’s degree in computer science and library and information science from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. He also earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Kakatiya University in Warangal, India.

About Firstmark Credit Union
Firstmark Credit Union has been helping people achieve financial success for more than 80 years. Founded in 1932 by 10 teachers within San Antonio Independent School District, Firstmark has grown their original $475 investment to over 100,000 members and over $1 billion in assets. While a lot has changed in over 80 years, Firstmark’s common purpose of helping people to better their lives and small businesses still continues. For more information, visit