The past year has been transformational one for CO-OP, driven by changes in the market and changes within our organization designed to improve our service, delivery and speed.
We continue to evolve as a company and key to that are changes to our staff and management team. We recently added two new members to our executive team: Bruce Dragt, Chief Product Officer, and Cheryl Middleton Jones, Chief People Officer. Now, we also find ourselves wishing an incredibly talented individual well on her future pursuits.
After nearly 13 years of significant leadership contributions to CO-OP Financial Services, Kari Wilfong has decided to leave the company effective March 31, 2019 to pursue new opportunities.
I am grateful to Kari for her many years of hard work on behalf of CO-OP and our clients, and for her guidance and counsel during the two years we’ve worked together. While I’m sad that Kari is leaving CO-OP, I’m excited for the many opportunities she’ll pursue and will bring to her next venture.
Kari is leaving CO-OP in good hands, as we have already brought on-board an extremely highly-qualified individual as her successor as Chief Financial Officer.
David Becker has joined CO-OP from Alkami Technology, Inc., where he has served as CFO since 2014. Alkami has been a CO-OP business partner since 2013 for our online and mobile bill pay services, so he is already very familiar with our business, culture and values.
And so, it is inevitable in business that talented, long-term members of the team will grow and want new challenges. Yet, our organization is designed to foster opportunities for our leaders, and is aligned to a seamless foundation that will deliver success for our clients as talent ebbs and flows.