Rick Blood joins Ideal Credit Union as Chief Lending Officer
WOODBURY, MN (March 15, 2019) — Rick Blood has joined Ideal Credit Union as Chief Lending Officer (CLO). Blood has over 26 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Ideal, he worked as Chief Operations Officer (COO) for Firefly Credit Union. In his new position Blood will be responsible for the growth, quality and compliance of Ideal’s loan portfolio. He will be leading all lending activities within the credit union, including consumer and indirect loans, mortgage and real estate loans, business loan financing, and all member lending needs. The CLO will report directly to the President/CEO as a key member of the senior leadership.
Blood has a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Concordia College and an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University. Volunteer efforts include serving as a Youth Sports Coach in his hometown of Farmington, where he resides with his wife and three children.
“Rick brings a wealth of broad-based lending experience to our organization and we are excited to have him join our executive team,” said Ideal CU President/CEO Brian Sherrick. “He will be instrumental in making strategic and tactical decisions to strengthen and grow our loan portfolio while minimizing loss.”