Opening General Session

Mark Sievewright

Credit Unions: Staying Relevant, Becoming Prevalent
Mark Sievewright, Sievewright & Associates

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There’s a transformation underway in the U.S. financial services industry that will have a dramatic effect on how credit unions do business, how they strategize about their futures and how they collaborate around products, services and information. During his presentation, Mark will highlight the changes, their implications for credit union lenders and the strategies it will take to “remain relevant and become prevalent.”

About Mark Sievewright

With more than 30 years of financial services experience, Mark is a highly respected industry thought-leader and a renowned public speaker who has held senior leadership positions at HSBC, MasterCard International, Payment Systems Inc. (where he served as CEO), TowerGroup (where he served as CEO), and Fiserv (where, until March 2017, he served as Vice Chairman and president of the company’s Credit Union Solutions division). At Fiserv, Mark and his team of 1,500 associates supported the technology needs of more than one-third of America’s credit unions.

In April, 2017, Mark launched a new research and consulting venture - Sievewright & Associates - focused on providing credit unions with strategic insights and trusted advice.

Since 1999, Mark has worked directly with numerous credit unions in the successful formulation and execution of their strategic plans. He has spoken at more than 250 credit union events and is the recipient of a number of industry awards. In 2010, Mark was merited the Ambassador Award by the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) for helping credit unions better understand and capitalize on their market strengths; and, in 2015, he finished runner-up in Credit Union Times’ 25th anniversary contest to find the most influential leader in the credit union movement since 1990.

A native of Wales, U.K., Mark emigrated to the United States in 1997 and is a U.S. citizen.

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