CU*SOUTH promotes James Versaw to vice president of client experience

FAIRHOPE, AL (July 12, 2021) — CU*SOUTH is pleased to announce the promotion of James Versaw to the position of Vice President of Client Experience. A new position for the CUSO, Versaw will now lead CU*SOUTH credit union partners through their onboarding process, as well as oversee their ongoing support, training, and relationship development functions – the complete Client Experience.

Joining in 2018, Versaw’s initial responsibilities were to take the lead in analyzing and renovating CU*SOUTH’s credit union conversion functions. “Not only did James renovate our conversion functions,” says Chief Operating Officer, Derrick Smith, “he reimaged and reinvented the processes – delivering a new team and presence branded Client Development.” “Reaching beyond simply the successful onboarding of clients to our core,” Smith continues, “James and his team have gone farther, helping our clients to continue to capitalize on the power of our CUSO through innovations such as Gold Advantage and our many Ancillary Services opportunities.”

Versaw made the transition from a math teacher career to the credit union movement in 2011 when he joined the team at Honor Credit Union, a cuasterisk partner in the CU*Answers family of credit unions. There Versaw honed his analytical skills, helped merger projects and training, and became a go-to for all things core-related.

“I’m very honored and excited for my new role at CU*SOUTH and for all of our current and any new credit union partners I will help serve,” says Versaw. “I’m also honored and excited to bring my years of experience and passion to help grow credit unions now that I’m part of the CU*SOUTH Executive Council team, along with my increased activities and responsibilities across the cuasterisk network and the overall credit union movement.”

As part of the cuasterisk network with a community of over 350 credit union partners, CUSO-based CU*SOUTH was founded in July, 2006, with a mission to grow credit unions. They do this by delivering an outstanding core software and support experience (CU*Base), as well as by delivering Collaborative Services with fractional employees to support the credit unions in the cuasterisk network — with accounting and back office support; media services including custom video production; IT management; and more.

James Versaw

About CU*South

CU*SOUTH is a credit union-owned cooperative focused on building a network of successful credit unions. CU*SOUTH offers a wide variety of services including the Tier-1 CU*BASE® processing system offered in both online (ASP) and in-house processing environments, as well as a fully integrated online and mobile banking solution. CU*SOUTH also provides a variety of managed services through its CUSO@Work division, as well as through collaborative partnerships with other CUSOs in the rapidly-growing network—CU*Answers, CU*NorthWest, eDOC Innovations, Xtend, and Site-Four. Managed services allow credit unions to outsource tasks at a fraction of the cost of a full-time specialist—accounting, collections, compliance, lending, marketing, call center, web design. As a partner of the network, CU*SOUTH provides a comprehensive offering of information technology tools and services through a collaborative, shared ownership model, with the same great value credit unions offer members. For more information, visit


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