Bob Reczka is the Chief Executive Officer of Celero Solutions, an industry leading financial services technology provider, based in Calgary, Canada. Celero provides a comprehensive range of information technology solutions to the Canadian financial industry, with a specialized focus on Credit Unions. Celero reported approximately $80 million in revenues in 2014, with 250 employees helping Celero’s clients serve more than one million members across Canada.
Since joining Celero in 2006, Bob has been committed to championing Celero’s vision of being the leading provider of technology solutions to the Canadian credit union sector. Using the power of technology to help credit unions answer the challenges of growth and member
service excellence is a passion for Bob. Under his leadership, Celero is ranked 71 in the Fintech 100 Top Global Financial IT Firms.
Bob joined Celero with unique, broad and deep experience in transforming organizations through technology and leading teams in Canada and internationally. A technology industry veteran with three decades of experience, Bob has held numerous executive positions with
IBM Global Business Solutions and TELUS Communications. Bob holds a Masters of Business Administration from Queen’s University.
Graham has worked with the Alberta credit union system for 30 years and assumed the President and CEO position at Alberta Central in January, 2008.
During the course of his career, Graham has been a senior business manager with responsibility for corporate legal matters, strategic business planning, board governance, and government relations. He has been responsible for leading and facilitating the strategic business planning process with the board and senior management. He is also experienced in dealing with a diverse range of interest groups in addressing complex business issues and the development of effective strategies.
He is currently a director of Credit Union Central of Canada, the Canadian credit union trade association, a member of the management boards for Celero Solutions and CUPS Payment Services (subsidiary joint ventures of Alberta Central) and serves as a Director of Everlink Payment Services (a subsidiary of Celero Solutions, that provides delivers ATM and POS transaction services for the Canadian credit union system) and Credential Financial Inc., the national credit union wealth management services supplier. He is also a former director and vice chair of Ethical Funds Inc. (the national credit union mutual fund company).
Graham holds Bachelor of Commerce and Law degrees from the University of Calgary, and is a member of the Alberta Bar. He obtained his ICD designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors in 2008.
On June 27, 2016, became President/CEO of CO-OP Financial Services, a Rancho Cucamonga, California-based provider of financial technology to credit unions (www.co-opfs.org).
“After a nationwide search for many months, the Board of Directors is delighted to report that Todd will be leading the industry’s largest credit union service organization in terms of credit unions and members served,” said Jeff Napper, Chairman of the Board of CO-OP, when Clark’s appointment was announced. “Todd’s extensive 25 years of experience as a proven and well-respected leader in the payments systems industry will benefit and serve credit unions well for many years to come.”
Prior to CO-OP, Clark served as SVP/Head of STAR Network and Debit Processing for First Data Corporation, where he had full profit and loss responsibility for the EFT Group. In this capacity, he led a team of more than 600 product, strategy, communications, strategic sales, technology, operations and support personnel. Prior to the First Data assignment, Clark was an executive with Cardtronics, Inc., and also served in a prior capacity at First Data from 1991 to 2012.
In July 2006 Kari Wilfong joined CO-OP Financial Service’s executive team as the Chief Financial Officer. As CFO, Wilfong’s main focus is on financial security, as well as the strategic, organic and future financial growth and development of CO-OP. She is also responsible for the advancement and management of enterprise-wide accounting, finance, information technology, risk management and security.
Wilfong’s duties at CO-OP include extensive experience in acquisitions and investments, most recently with business partners Alkami Technology, Inc., of Plano, Texas, and Finivation, of New York, New York. Wilfong is also a member of the Board of Directors of The Members Group of Des Moines, Iowa, and Ongoing Operations, Hagerstown, Maryland, and provides financial guidance to other companies in which CO-OP holds a strategic investment.
Wilfong held various leadership roles at Western National Group and USIWest in Irvine, Calif., and began her career at Frankeberger & Company in 1991 as a Support Staff Accountant. She is a certified public accountant and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration, with an academic achievement award, from Loyola Marymount University. In 2015, Wilfong completed her Executive MBA from Claremont Graduate University with high honors, focusing on strategy and leadership (separate certificates received for both leadership and strategy).
With more than 35 years experience in financial services, technology, operations, product management, business and strategic planning, and sales and customer service, Jim Hanisch leads the Network’s technology, development and strategic planning division.
Hanisch, an Iowa native, arrived at CO-OP Network in 2000 after serving as Vice President, Application Service Provider Services, for Omaha, Nebraska-based ACI Worldwide. His focus ranged from traditional ATM/POS to e-commerce, wireless commerce, smart card and Internet-based services. He additionally served as Vice President, Product Management and Strategic Planning for USPI, a start-up processing venture funded in part by ACI. Early in his career Hanisch spent two years at ACI, where he was responsible for Base24 product management.
Before USPI, Hanisch spent 11 years at A.O. Smith/Deluxe Data Systems/eFunds (now FIS), holding positions in technology development, product management and general management. During his tenure at Deluxe, he worked closely with CO-OP Network, ultimately leading the business unit responsible for the CO-OP Network relationship.
Hanisch began his career as a management trainee at Norwest Bank (now Wells Fargo) in Des Moines. He held various positions in operations and EFT systems, with expertise in cash management products, on-line teller systems and EFT. He was involved in the formation of several of the early mid-western EFT networks in the 1970s and was the first president of the Diebold TABS Advisory Group.
Hanisch has served or serves on the boards of the Electronic Funds Transfer Association, RewardsNow, Early Warning Services, ResolverGroup and CU ATM Services. He currently lives in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., with his wife, Barb.