BECU announces Nathan Ramachandran as Chief Technology Officer
Washington-based credit union adds seasoned technology leader to executive team
SEATTLE, WA (July 24, 2023) — BECU, the country’s fourth-largest credit union, today announced it has welcomed Nathan Ramachandran as its executive vice president and chief technology officer (CTO). In his new role, Nathan is responsible for leading the organization’s technology operations, architecture, engineering and business solutions teams.
“Nathan’s depth of knowledge in core banking platforms and hands-on experience in new technologies will help BECU deliver on our purpose and ensure we’re continuing to meet our members’ ever-evolving financial needs,” said Beverly Anderson, BECU’s president and chief executive officer. “Under Nathan’s leadership, we strive to better support employees as they continue their vital work of enabling and modernizing our technologies in pursuit of BECU’s overall business vision and strategy.”
Ramachandran joins BECU with 20 years of technology leadership and execution experience, including senior roles at Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo. Most recently, he led the Data & Applied Intelligence division for Accenture’s Financial Services West Market, where he helped companies advance their business through cloud, data and digital transformation. He holds a Master of Science in Mathematics from Annamalai University and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry from University of Madras. He also earned a Certified Cost and Management Accountant degree from Institute of Cost Accountants of India, an Advanced Software Engineering diploma from National Centre for Software Technology, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) certification.
Fumbi Chima, BECU’s chief technology and transformation officer, will support Ramachandran’s transition to BECU until she departs the credit union at the end of 2023 to follow a new opportunity.
With more than 1.4 million members and $28.8 billion in assets, BECU is the largest not-for-profit credit union in Washington and one of the top four financial cooperatives in the country. As a member-owned credit union, BECU is focused on helping increase the financial well-being of its members and communities through great rates, few fees, community partnerships and financial education. The credit union currently operates 60 financial centers, including two in South Carolina. For more information, visit www.becu.org.