Powering credit union growth with transformative fintech solutions and unparalleled service.

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A Powerful Partnership Forged in a Common Goal

Success as a credit union in the evolving financial industry requires bold thinking, fresh ideas and a relentless drive to innovate. It means delivering the future — now.

That's why we brought together the industry's best leadership and solutions, dedicated to the "people helping people" credit union philosophy. Now, we're here to accelerate your success.

It's what our industry demands. It's what your members deserve. And it's what we deliver. Every day.

Where trust and innovation unite to create the velocity that propels credit unions.

  • 5,000


  • $1.3 Billion

    in revenue

  • 4,000+

    financial institutions served

  • 40

    years as industry assets

As we look to the future and the rapidly shifting landscape, we have a choice: to maintain the status quo or to accelerate – and we are choosing to embrace the challenge of acceleration and velocity on behalf of our credit unions.

Chuck Fagan • President & CEO

A collaborative, end-to-end ecosystem for credit unions

Velera empowers your credit union with transformative fintech solutions and an unparalleled service experience.

  • Credit Processing
  • Debit Processing
  • ATM Network
  • Fraud & Risk Management
  • Recovery Solutions
  • Data Insights & Analytics
  • Contact Center Services & Solutions
  • Integration
  • ACH & Wire
  • Digital Banking
  • Shared Branching
  • Digital Lending
  • Card Management
  • Instant Payments
  • POS Network

Momentum for your mission

Together, we can accelerate progress within the credit union movement. Let's build momentum toward sustained growth for your credit union, financial wellness for your members and a bright future for our industry.

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Executive Team

Our experienced leadership team propels Velera to grow, transform and fuel the continued success of our credit unions.

  • Charles E. “Chuck” Fagan, III

    President & CEO

  • Brian Caldarelli

    Chief Administrative Officer

  • Tom Gandre

    Chief Technology Officer

  • Dean Michaels

    Chief Operations Officer

  • Cheryl Middleton Jones

    Chief People Officer

  • Brandi Quinn

    Chief of Staff and Corporate Governance

  • Brian Scott

    Chief Growth Officer

  • Denise Stevens

    Chief Product Officer

  • Michael Summers

    Chief Culture Officer

  • Dean Young

    Chief Service Officer



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Board of Managers

Every member of Velera's diverse Board is an Owner CEO who acts on behalf of all Owners to create and maintain a vision that best serves our credit unions and their respective communities.

  • Frank Weidner


    Wings Financial CU

  • Cathie Tierney

    Vice Chair

    Community First CU

  • Amy Sink


    Interra CU

  • Chris Shockley


    Virginia CU

  • Sean Rathjen

    Past Chair

    Consumers CU

  • Christine Blake

    Associate Board Member

    Cardinal Credit Union

  • Jackie Buchanan

    Board Member

    Genisys CU

  • Dennis Devine

    Board Member

    Alliant CU

  • Ezra Eckhardt

    Board Member

    Spokane Teachers CU

  • Craig Esrael

    Board Member

    First South Financial CU

  • Todd Lane

    Associate Board Member

    California Coast CU

  • Maria Martinez

    Associate Board Member

    Border FCU

  • Rudy Pereira

    Board Member

    Premier America CU

  • Mark Robnett

    Associate Board Member

    Justice FCU

  • Andrew Rosen

    Board Member

    Hawaii State FCU

  • Rob Stuart

    Board Member

    OnPoint Community CU

  • Nathanael Tarwasokono

    Board Member

    Allegacy FCU



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