PSCU Names New Chief Information Officer
Merry Pateuk, PSCU
Robette Brooks, CCS PR
St. Petersburg, Florida – (May 23, 2012) – Sam Esfahani has been named PSCU’s new Chief Information Officer. “Sam will take a leading role in our relentless pursuit of infrastructure excellence and operational innovation—including bold new payments technologies—which is a critical element in our CUSO’s forward-thinking corporate culture known as MōPRO,” said Michael Kelly, PSCU’s President and CEO.
“MōPRO is our promise to focus on Member Owner payments revenue optimization through deeper levels of engagement with our members. Hiring exceptional talent that will help lead and protect our PSCU promise is core to our continuous drive for success,” Kelly added. “Sam’s expertise in developing and deploying advanced technologies will help fulfill our cooperative’s goal of helping our member credit unions successfully compete and prosper in today’s challenging financial services market.”
Sam Esfahani brings to PSCU an impressive and diverse background in world class IT architecture, infrastructure and networking systems. He is a highly accomplished information technology executive with an exceptional history of building and implementing advancements in technology and operations. With over 20 years of experience and leadership in the financial services industry, he has led strategic initiatives for major companies including First Data Corp, Ameritrade, JP Morgan, Litton, Key Bank and Equity Trust.
Sam holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and Bachelor’s Degrees in both Industrial Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.
Established in 1977, PSCU (St. Petersburg, Fla.) is the nation’s leading credit union service organization (CUSO) and serves more than 1,500 financial institutions nationwide. As a non-profit cooperative, the company is owned by more than 680 member credit unions representing 16 million credit, debit, prepaid, online bill payment, mobile and electronic banking accounts. Comprehensive 24/7/365 member support is delivered through four Contact Centers located throughout the United States that handle more than 18 million inquiries a year.
PSCU’s MōPRO initiative marries emerging technologies with proven strategies and empowers the CUSO to lead the industry in developing innovative payments solutions. This new culture of engagement, agility and energy can enhance both revenue and market share for member-owner credit unions. For more information, visit the PSCU website at www.pscu.com.