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Patrick McElhenie

Beyond Disruption
Patrick McElhenie, CUNA Mutual Group

The financial services industry is becoming a breeding ground for disruptions that are threatening a dramatic shift in the financial services sector. An ever-growing cast of financial technology (FinTech) startups such as Lending Club and Venmo, is seeking to disrupt incumbent players in retail financial services such as credit unions. Simultaneously, a new breed of disruptive financial institutions has arisen that also threatens slower moving traditional incumbents. Join Patrick as he describes these developments, and offers you practical steps for moving beyond disruption. Discover how you can adopt some of the strategies of disruptive financial institutions to drive unprecedented growth while increasing your relevance to your members.

About Patrick McElhenie

Patrick McElhenie is Director, Product Management for CUNA Mutual Group’s Lender Development Program. In this role he is responsible for product strategy development, strategy execution, and overall program management.

McElhenie joined CUNA Mutual Group in 1998. Prior to his current role, McElhenie served as the Corporate Sales Planner responsible for sales strategy development and execution for CUNA Mutual Group’s Lending Products and Solutions. Other positions held include Regional Sales Manager for CUNA Mutual Group’s Central Region, Manager of Business Development for the Midwest Marketing Division and Assistant Vice President-Solutions Training, where his team was responsible for product and process knowledge training for the business-to-business solution groups within CUNA Mutual Group.

McElhenie earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resource Management from the University of Kansas.

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