About CuCollaborate

We Help Credit Unions Adapt, Grow, and Succeed Long Term in Fulfilling Their Missions

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Who We Are & What We Do

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CUCollaborate is a challenger consultancy that champions credit union growth through disruptive innovation. We are here to help credit unions adapt, grow, and succeed long term — and we offer the innovation, insight, and know-how to help them do it.

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We’re more than credit union experts. We look for creative solutions to take our clients out of their comfort zones and into a new phase of growth. We do it by building pioneering software solutions that help our clients achieve growth now and in the future.

Why We Do It

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We work exclusively with credit unions for the same reason that customers choose to work with them. They’re simply better. Credit unions provide greater financial access to often-overlooked markets, making the communities they serve more equitable, better places to live.

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Credit unions' transformational power extends far beyond one-to-one transactions; they create a lasting impact for the better. We think that’s a pretty radical mission — and we’re finding new ways to help credit unions achieve it.

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Meet us

The Team Behind the Magic

Different thinking brings disruptive ideas — and our people aren’t afraid to share their diverse perspectives. In fact, it’s how we create truly fresh thinking for our clients everyday. We’ve been credit union reporters, data analysts, corporate consultants, and even rocket scientists. Plus a whole lot more. That’s how you get the benefit of deep industry experience and passion without the same old ideas.

Open Positions

Allison Servick

Account Manager

Ana Stojanac

Product Manager

Anastasiia Hordiienko

Junior Data Analyst/Supporting Team Coordinator

Anastasiia Kurylyshyn

Research Manager

Andrii Tsebryk

Product Manager

Ben Hering

Director of Partnerships

Chris Tissue

Chief Operating Officer

Coquise Frost

Director of New Business

Denys Korovin

Product Manager

Dominic Patacsil

Senior Advisory Consultant

Emil Ismayilov

Senior Advisory Consultant, CDFI

Emily Hughes

Advisory Director

Igor Kvrgic

Software Engineer

Jason Hishmeh

Partner | CIO | CISO

Jason Rusten

Advisory Director

Jeff Bailey

CDFI Advisory Services Manager

Jenna Siegel

Account Manager

Jeremy Bensman

Accounting & Payroll Manager

Jordyn Cohen

Director of Account Management

Keelin Gorman

Sales Development Representative

Lara Gooding

Advisory Consultant

Leo Vaulin

Consultant

Leslie Hemenway

Junior Advisory Consultant

Lilya Karas

Software Engineer

Luis G. Dopico

Chief Economist

Mariia Ivanitska

Strong Middle QA Engineer

Marina Chen

Head of Human Resources

Marta Yaremchuk

Analyst

Michael Murdoch

Director of Marketing and Branding

Moriah Taylor

Senior Data Analyst

Oleg Tosovic

Software Engineer

Olena Tiulkina

Junior Data Analyst

Olga Dutchak

Junior Data Analyst

Olga God

Head of Product

Randy Caldwell

Accounting and Payroll Manager

Sam Brownell

Founder & CEO

Sam Griswold

Advisory Consultant

Sergii Rusinchuk

Head of Quality Assurance

Serhii Marusyk

DevOps Engineer

Stas Chernychko

Partner | Head of Engineering

Svitlana Smetaniuk

Product Designer

Sydney Blake

Account Manager

Taras Petrovych

Software Engineer

Tatiana Kornyk

QA Engineer

Volodymyr Levytskiy

Team Lead

Volodymyr Mykolyshyn

Junior Data Analyst

Allison Servick

Allison Servick

Account Manager

Allison joins CUCollaborate with experience in Healthcare IT and customer experience. In past roles, she has worked with EMR vendors and provided new user demonstrations and trainings. Allison is passionate about helping others grow and finding their passions. Allison is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and currently resides in Columbus Ohio. Outside of work, she loves to travel, bake, and go to sporting events.

Ana Stojanac

Ana Stojanac

Product Manager

Ana is a M.Sc. with over 12 years of experience in management and consulting. Her career trajectory unfolded from industry then academia then software development. Her main focus is crafting top-notch software products, that not only deliver tangible business value, but also enhance user experiences, making their lives easier. Outside of work she loves traveling, is a coffee enthusiast, a mom, a wife, and a new Swiftie.

Anastasiia Hordiienko

Anastasiia Hordiienko

Junior Data Analyst/Supporting Team Coordinator

Anastasiia was born, raised, and still lives in Lviv, Ukraine, where she pursued her studies at the Ukrainian Catholic University, focusing on humanities. Despite her academic background, her fascination continues to be statistics and data processing. It was through her engagement with CUCollaborate that she discovered and embraced her true potential in data analysis. Outside of her professional pursuits, she finds joy in spending time with her cat and taking long, reflective walks around her beloved city

Anastasiia Kurylyshyn

Anastasiia Kurylyshyn

Research Manager

Anastasiia obtained her master's degree in Social Psychology from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv and has been a valuable member of CUCollaborate since 2020. She brings effective leadership to the Research Department, ensuring smooth internal communication and coordination with key stakeholders in the organization. Residing in Lviv, Ukraine, Anastasiia has also gained international experience through her tenure in our Croatian office in 2022. Outside of her professional life, Anastasiia is passionate about photography and travel. She enjoys her leisure time with her cat (Sphynx, named Nicole), her family, and friends.

Andrii Tsebryk

Andrii Tsebryk

Product Manager

Andrii is responsible for leading the product development process, ensuring the success of the product by combining technology and design to solve real customer problems.

Ben Hering

Ben Hering

Director of Partnerships

Ben has worked in the credit union industry for over eleven years, both at a natural person credit union and at the state league in Minnesota. Most recently, as the Director of Engagement for the Minnesota Credit Union Network (MnCUN), Ben supported credit unions through the facilitation of educational programming, product and service project management, and providing avenues for collaboration. He led CU Forward Day, a statewide kindness initiative, and the WINcentive Savings Program, incentivizing consumers to grow healthy savings behaviors. He also worked alongside the Association for Black Economic Development (ABEP) as one of the original organizers to launch the state’s only Black-led credit union, Arise Community Credit Union. Prior to his time with MnCUN, Ben worked at Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union, spending a majority of his six years guiding the credit union’s business development efforts to grow membership through innovative services, outreach and partnerships. Ben graduated from the University of Minnesota with a B.A. in psychology. He has been recognized with the AACUC Commitment to Change Young Professional Leadership Award (African American Credit Union Coalition), as a Credit Union Rockstar (Credit Union Magazine), the Emerging Leader of the Year (Minneapolis Regional Chamber), and a Next Top Credit Union Executive Finalist (CUES). He currently sits on the board of ABEP as the Secretary. Beyond his day job, Ben dedicates his time to community strengthening projects and initiatives—particularly focused on emerging leader development, innovation, volunteerism, and creative endeavors. He is a Filene Research Institute i3 alum, led the development of Minnesota’s first bicycle loan program, and, as an artist, has paintings installed in several Minneapolis local businesses. He currently lives in Northeast Minneapolis with his wife, Kelly, and beloved pugs, Beverly and Wayne.

Chris Tissue

Chris Tissue

Chief Operating Officer

Chris has more than 11 years of experience in consulting with a focus on data analytics, managerial cost accounting, workload modeling, performance and financial management. Before joining CUCollaborate, Chris helped clients develop and mature analytical capabilities to inform strategic business decisions at Grant Thornton, Deloitte and Callahan & Associates.

Coquise Frost

Coquise Frost

Director of New Business

Coquise comes to CUCollaborate from Challenger, the B2B sales and marketing transformation organization. During her time at Challenger, she partnered with startup organizations to embed the Challenger methodology in their revenue-generating teams. She is excited to bring her experience in sales to CUCollaborate to enable Credit Unions to better serve their communities. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, reading, and going to art museums.

Denys Korovin

Denys Korovin

Product Manager

Denys is an accomplished professional in the field of Business Analysis. Holding a Master's degree in Computer Science, he has extensive experience across Public Services, Government, and FinTech domains. Joining CUCollaborate initially as a Business Analyst, Denys has since ascended to the role of Product Manager, specializing in beneficial regulatory programs such as CDFI, LID, ECIP, etc. Outside of the professional realm, Denys is an avid enthusiast of recreational activities, engaging in pursuits like table tennis, tennis, and swimming.

Dominic Patacsil

Dominic Patacsil

Senior Advisory Consultant

Dom Patacsil believes in the power of stories. Whether that's data analysis or a work of fiction, he contends that stories help us make sense of the world and act toward greater growth. He has experience in administrative and operational consulting, with a focus on performance assessment. At CUCollaborate, Dom aspires to help credit unions empower the communities they serve through data-informed decision-making and long-term strategy.

Emil Ismayilov

Emil Ismayilov

Senior Advisory Consultant, CDFI

Emil brings a strong background in community development, management consulting, federal grants, and compliance to CUCollaborate. With a BA in Political Science from Baruch College and an MA in International Affairs from the New School, Emil has participated in leadership programs at Universidad de Los Andes in Chile and Charles University in Prague. Emil's experience includes roles at the United Nations, the US Small Business Administration, and the New York State Office of Resilient Homes and Communities, where he managed affordable housing projects across the state of New York. In his previous roles, he introduced innovative tools to streamline processes, significantly improving efficiency in grant writing and compliance with federal grants. Emil is passionate about green and renewable energy and has led initiatives to help CDFIs develop green financial products and support CDFIs in preparing for capitalization funding from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund in line with the Justice40 Initiative. Fluent in Turkish, Russian, Azerbaijani and English, Emil is passionate about leveraging technology to lift people up. In his free time, he volunteers at local community organizations, enjoys cooking, spending time with his pets, and gardening at his home in Queens, New York.

Emily Hughes

Emily Hughes

Advisory Director

With a master’s degree from the O'Neill School of Public & Environmental Affairs, Emily has experience working in local governments, with non-profit and community partners, and large federal agencies. Prior to joining CUCollaborate, Emily built managerial cost accounting models and oversaw increasing adoption of data modeling to improve transparency and business processes in federal budgeting. Emily strives to make her clients feel heard and aims to foster collaborative adoption and application of data and technology that enable credit unions to better serve local communities and achieve their missions.

Igor Kvrgic

Igor Kvrgic

Software Engineer

A seasoned Software Developer since 2006, with extensive expertise in information technology, Igor has been a computer enthusiast (casual PC Gamer) ever since he got his first computer in 1995. He enjoys discovering new technologies and challenges in the forever evolving IT industry. A drummer and passionate music lover since his teenage years, Igor still enjoys hitting rehearsals and splitting time between his hometown, Kutina, and Zagreb, Croatia's capital.

Jason Hishmeh

Jason Hishmeh

Partner | CIO | CISO

Entrepreneur, CTO, and Tech Investor with over 25 years of experience in software development, cybersecurity, and cloud infrastructure, Jason has built multiple successful SaaS startups that have become profitable companies or been acquired by a public company. He enjoys traveling around the world and exploring new cultures.

Jason Rusten

Jason Rusten

Advisory Director

Jason has over 12 years of experience in consulting, with a focus on financial and performance management, data analytics, business process improvement, and organizational change management. Before joining CUCollaborate, Jason helped clients develop analytical tools and strengthen program management practices to improve operations and better manage resources at Booz Allen Hamilton and Grant Thornton. He is excited to bring his varied consulting experience to CUCollaborate to help credit unions grow and better serve their communities.

Jeff Bailey

Jeff Bailey

CDFI Advisory Services Manager

Jeff brings a decade of CDFI experience to his role at CUCollaborate. Previously, he was a Senior Consultant guiding all aspects of CDFI programming for a boutique consulting firm, providing certification, compliance, award application, and strategic planning services to CDFI clients across the country. In this role he raised over $20 million in award funds for clients from the CDFI Fund. Prior to serving as a consultant, Jeff worked as a lender for CDFIs that focused on small business and affordable housing lending in the Pacific Northwest. Jeff served as Peace Corps Volunteer in Azerbaijan and has a master’s degree in Nonprofit Management. He lives with his family in Vancouver, Washington.

Jenna Siegel

Jenna Siegel

Account Manager

Jenna joins CUCollaborate with experience in Healthcare IT and as a liaison working with adults with developmental disabilities. In past roles, Jenna has provided support to EMR Vendors as well as organized and trained those she worked with. She is passionate about helping others accomplish their goals and grow as she continues to pursue her goals as well. Jenna is a graduate of The Ohio State University and currently resides in Columbus, Ohio. Outside of work, she loves to travel, including visiting her family in New Jersey and Florida, spending time with her cat, Dracula, reading, and cooking.

Jeremy Bensman

Jeremy Bensman

Accounting & Payroll Manager

Jeremy is a well seasoned accountant with experience in a multitude of industries including Consumer Packaged Goods, Fintech, and Logistics. He brings full cycle accounting experience with a focus on automating and creating efficiencies within processes. When not digging deep into the books, you can find him with his four dogs and fiancé.

Jordyn Cohen

Jordyn Cohen

Director of Account Management

Jordyn comes to CUCollaborate from a high-growth swag start-up where she achieved yearly revenue milestones and led a team of Customer Success Managers. She started her career at well-known companies such as Yelp and WeWork, which bred her passion for building authentic relationships with her clients and coworkers. Jordyn is born and raised in Brooklyn, NY but currently resides in Columbus, OH (Go Buckeyes)! In her off time, Jordyn loves to try new foods and restaurants, hang out with her two dogs, and have family movie nights. She can't wait to get to know you!

Keelin Gorman

Keelin Gorman

Sales Development Representative

Keelin joins CUCollaborate from a leading customer engagement platform where she exceeded sales targets and catalyzed sales on a high-performing team. She has a passion for sales and thrives on helping clients reach their wild growth goals through exceptional tech products. Outside of CUCollaborate, Keelin is a fitness enthusiast and spends her time with her dog Koko, running, training clients, trying new restaurants and with friends and family.

Lara Gooding

Lara Gooding

Advisory Consultant

Lara brings a diverse work history to the team, initially starting her career in international development and nonprofits. After completing a Fulbright grant in Rwanda, she earned her MPA from the Maxwell School and most recently worked in budget analysis at the Executive Office of US Attorneys. Lara's goal is to find creative solutions to problems and build strong collaborative relationships. When she's not working, she's spending time with her dog, Benny, playing violin, or trying very hard to keep her houseplants alive.

Leo Vaulin

Leo Vaulin

Consultant

Leo has been helping credit unions grow since 1983. He believes that the cooperative ownership model and the personal relationship between credit unions and their members is vital to the growth of communities—especially when those communities are underserved and at-risk. After earning degrees in Chemistry and Computer Science, as well as an MBA, Leo started building core software customized exclusively for credit unions. He is the founder of CU*SOUTH, a CUSO that gives credit unions the chance to own shares in their core data processing, and also a co-founder of the SiteFour DataCenter, a CUSO designed to run mirrored operations with better than 99.9% uptime for core, online banking, and debit/credit card processing. Since stepping away from both companies, he started a non-profit foundation for economic development—continuing to focus on the cooperative model as the best way to mobilize resources to address local needs. In 2022, he enrolled in MIT’s program for Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning—where he could apply the latest research methods to addressing the economic and financial challenges of this decade. As a long-term fan of the work of CUCollaborate, Leo is thrilled to join the team and contribute both his experience in CU software development, as well as the leading-edge tools in AI and Big Data, to use technology to help credit unions continue to develop new products and services to help their members and communities. Leo lives on the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay with his wife and an assortment of animals, including several dozen raccoons.

Leslie Hemenway

Leslie Hemenway

Junior Advisory Consultant

A graduate of Michigan State University, Leslie leads by the motto "Spartans Will," embracing challenges as opportunities to find a better way. The majority of Leslie’s career has been spent working as a Mortgage Loan Originator, assisting clients with their home loan refinance applications. Her dedication to outstanding service earned her the “Love Our Clients” Award from Rocket Mortgage in June 2019. She also has consulting experience, having supported the Department of Transportation’s Aviation Manufacturing Jobs Protection Program. She is thrilled to bring her talents and experience to CUCollaborate. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, cooking and cheering on the Tottenham Hotspurs.

Lilya Karas

Lilya Karas

Software Engineer

Lilya is a Software Engineer with 2.5 years of experience at CUCollaborate. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Finance and Credit from Lviv Financial Academy and received software development training from STEP IT Academy. With a strong foundation in finance and specialized skills in software development, Lilya brings a unique perspective to her work, making her a valuable asset in any team.

Luis G. Dopico

Luis G. Dopico

Chief Economist

Luis has specialized in credit unions, their historical and current call report data, and analyzing statistically their performance and products, since 2001. Before joining CUCollaborate, his clients included, among others, the Filene Research Institute, the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), Opportunity Finance Network (OFN), and other research institutions, government agencies, consulting firms, and university professors. Over the years, Luis has researched crucial credit union topics including deposit insurance, capital requirements, financial sustainability, and structuring credit unions for innovation. He is particularly interested in the complex interactions among asset size, costs, member benefits (credit union interest rates compared to bank interest rates), asset growth rates, returns on assets, and capital ratios. He regularly evaluates the performance and economic impacts of both traditional and innovative credit union products, of individual credit unions, and of subsets of credit unions, such as those for specific states and countries. Luis received his B.A. in economics and mathematics from the University of Southern Mississippi and his PhD in economics with specializations in statistical analysis and finance from Auburn University, Alabama. His research has been published by the Filene Research Institute, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Opportunity Finance Network, the Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, the International Review of Finance, the Corporate Finance Review, Essays in Economic and Business History, and the Cooperative Business Journal.

Mariia Ivanitska

Mariia Ivanitska

Strong Middle QA Engineer

With 4 years of experience in the fintech sector, Mariia has developed a keen eye for detail and a strong understanding of financial applications' complexity. Beyond technical skills, her ability to communicate effectively and to collaborate has been key in identifying and resolving issues swiftly, ensuring high-quality product deliveries. Mariia is committed to continuous learning, adapting to new technologies, and enhancing team dynamics to drive project success in the fast-evolving finance technology landscape.

Marina Chen

Marina Chen

Head of Human Resources

Marina has worked in Human Resources for over 15 years integrating HR initiatives into business strategy. Focused on improving profitability and building top performing teams, she has extensive background in policies & procedures, learning & development, succession planning, staff engagement, and employment law. Marina received her B.A. From Hofstra University in Psychology, and her M.A. in Psychology from New York University. She is fluent in Italian, loves traveling and spending time with her family. She is an avid tennis player and a huge fan of Formula 1.

Marta Yaremchuk

Marta Yaremchuk

Analyst

As CUCollaborate’s analyst, Marta is largely committed to Field of Membership Expansion initiatives and is involved in various functions with other company departments. In her professional life, Marta is a firm believer in being the best you can be at what you do and she is always searching for ways to perform her work better. Outside of work, Marta likes spending time with her family and friends, cooking, and traveling both in Ukraine and abroad, exploring new cultures and beautiful places.

Michael Murdoch

Michael Murdoch

Director of Marketing and Branding

Michael is a forever learner, a creative, and a hopeless cooperative enthusiast. He loves nature, adventure, and building impossible ideas. An invitee of growth by all accounts, his passion for credit unions runs deep, and proudly so. Michael lives in Astoria, Oregon with his maniacal cat, Ella.

Moriah Taylor

Moriah Taylor

Senior Data Analyst

Moriah is a graduate of Duke University with a degree in statistical science and a passion for all things data. In her free time, she enjoys making data visualizations and producing content on Twitter and Twitch. She is excited to visualize credit union data and help CUCollaborate discover insights that will lead to data-driven decisions.

Oleg Tosovic

Oleg Tosovic

Software Engineer

After obtaining his master's degree in Computer Science in 2006, Oleg has actively worked and further developed his skills as a software engineer, specializing in large-scale ERP solutions. His expertise lies in .NET technologies, and he has a strong passion for SQL databases, algorithms, and data structures, which enables him to model efficient data workloads. During his tenure at his private company, he built numerous websites aimed at promoting local tourist agencies, with the objective of increasing traffic and sales. Later, driven mostly by his technical passion for technologies, he resumed his career as a software engineer focusing on .NET, SQL Server, and Azure. He is currently working on the AnalyzeCU product. In his free time, Oleg pursues photography and operates a small print studio. From this studio, he prints and sells photos of his beloved city of Dubrovnik, where he was born.

Olena Tiulkina

Olena Tiulkina

Junior Data Analyst

Olena has been with CUCollaborate since May 2021, initially as a Data Entry Specialist before progressing to Junior Data Analyst. She holds a degree in Applied Linguistics and thrives on the challenge of extracting actionable insights from complex datasets. Olena is passionate about cooking and exploring new recipes. She lives in Lviv, Ukraine, with her beloved cat, Oleksii, who seems to have developed a keen interest in data analytics himself.

Olga Dutchak

Olga Dutchak

Junior Data Analyst

Olga graduated from university with a degree in Applied Linguistics, with a focus on philology and computer technologies. As a member of the Research Team, Olga assists in providing high-class service for clients, including Client Projects tasks in the scope of Consulting Services, data-related tasks for software quality with Software Development Department, Data Analytics, and Data Research tasks. She is passionate about her work, saying "it doesn't feel like a job – it's a continuous learning adventure." Elsewhere, she relaxes and recharges by spending time in the mountains, hiking, and being surrounded by nature. Olga is grateful to CUCollaborate for the benefits that the company provides, for the team, and for the opportunity to constantly learn and develop.

Olga God

Olga God

Head of Product

Olga brings a decade of experience in software product development to her role at CUCollaborate. Her forte lies in translating complex technical challenges into user-friendly solutions, ensuring that product development aligns seamlessly with customer needs and business goals. Her trusty chihuahua Naomi is a constant presence by her side during work meetings, symbolizing her approachable and loyal leadership style.

Randy Caldwell

Randy Caldwell

Accounting and Payroll Manager

Randy has more than 13 years of senior financial leadership and financial strategy over a wide range of different industries. Before joining CUCollaborate, he was leading various finance teams across the healthcare sector to achieve growth and stability, as well as additional funding and partnership opportunities. Randy began his accounting career while proudly serving in the United States Army as a Finance Technician.

Sam Brownell

Sam Brownell

Founder & CEO

Sam has worked in the credit union industry for over ten years. He thinks every American should be a member of a credit union. In 2014, he founded CUCollaborate with the aim of facilitating impactful collaboration within the industry. Before launching CUCollaborate, Sam was Associate Vice President of New Product and Market Development at Callahan & Associates, a credit union consulting firm. Sam has conceived, overseen development, and had success launching multiple new growth strategies and solutions for credit unions.

Sam Griswold

Sam Griswold

Advisory Consultant

Sam Griswold is an experienced writer and translator with a background in literature and linguistics. He loves storytelling in all its forms and is thrilled to be able to bring this passion to CUCollaborate to help credit unions find their voice and tell their story.

Sergii Rusinchuk

Sergii Rusinchuk

Head of Quality Assurance

Sergii brings nearly a decade of extensive experience across various domains including Quality Assurance, encompassing web, mobile, desktop, database, security, and automation testing, among others. His expertise extends to a diverse array of topics, which he will eagerly share over a cup of tea. A sought-after speaker at numerous international conferences, Sergii also offers consultancy services to engineers seeking skill enhancement and assists companies in conducting comprehensive audits of their QA processes. As the founder of Rusinchuk Consulting, he remains committed to driving excellence in quality assurance practices.

Serhii Marusyk

Serhii Marusyk

DevOps Engineer

Serhii joined the CUCollaborate team in 2022 as a DevOps Engineer responsible for supporting software development in designing, deploying, hosting, monitoring, protecting, assisting in permissions and identities management, auditing, and ensuring compliance of our software applications. He has experience working as a computer science teacher and has a master's degree in economic cybernetics. Outside of work, he likes to listen to music, watch sports, and travel.

Stas Chernychko

Stas Chernychko

Partner | Head of Engineering

Stas has been fortunate to co-found a software development company and work in tech alongside product teams of highly talented people for over 13 years. Often involved in building products from scratch with very limited resources, he's learned to wear many hats. Throughout the different stages of creating products, he has worked as a Software Engineer, tackled DevOps tasks, analyzed business and user requirements, managed projects and products, led technical teams, overseen software engineers, and even aided with recruiting and office management. This broad skill set has been key in leading projects from a simple idea to successful market launches. In his role as Head of Engineering at CUCollaborate, Stas finds joy and purpose in helping mission-driven financial institutions serve their communities, working with a like-minded team.

Svitlana Smetaniuk

Svitlana Smetaniuk

Product Designer

Svitlana is a Product Designer with 8 years of experience, dedicated to simplifying the relationship between people and the interactive products they use. Driven by a curiosity for understanding the intricacies of human behavior, Lana constantly seeks to delve deeper into the psychology behind user interactions. She integrates insights gleaned from user feedback and data analysis into her design decisions. Besides her dedication to her work in IT, Svitlana enjoys spending time hiking with friends, cherishing moments with her cat, Moby, diving into books, listening to vinyl records, and exploring documentaries from all over the world.

Sydney Blake

Sydney Blake

Account Manager

Sydney joins CUCollaborate with experience in Healthcare IT and Clinical Research. In those roles, she led specialized Electronic Health Record teams and implemented dynamic patient recruitment approaches for Opioid Use Disorder clinical trials. She is passionate about helping members of underserved communities through innovations in technology. Sydney is a graduate of Indiana University, Bloomington and currently resides is Columbus, Ohio. Outside of work, she loves to crochet, play with her dog, and travel.

Taras Petrovych

Taras Petrovych

Software Engineer

Taras is passionate about programming and always eager to dive into new tech challenges. When he's not coding, Taras enjoys snowboarding and being outside in nature.

Tatiana Kornyk

Tatiana Kornyk

QA Engineer

Despite holding a degree in law, Tatiana has found a true calling as a QA engineer and has over two years of experience at CUCollaborate. Throughout her work, Tatiana has mastered numerous technologies. Residing in Lviv, Ukraine, for nearly nine years, she also enjoys exploring various interests including tennis, dancing, pottery, and hosting themed dinner parties for friends. Tatiana's cat, Nelson, is a cherished pet, with whom she enjoys spending time and taking walks outdoors. Eager to contribute to the mission at CUCollaborate, Tatiana brings a blend of technical expertise and diverse personal interests to the team.

Volodymyr Levytskiy

Volodymyr Levytskiy

Team Lead

Volodymyr has over a decade of experience in software development. He guides teams through effective communication and has a deep understanding of technology. Volodymyr's track record of delivering impactful solutions showcases his commitment to excellence and continuous growth in helping credit unions and their members find the best solutions.

Volodymyr Mykolyshyn

Volodymyr Mykolyshyn

Junior Data Analyst

Volodymyr's expertise fuels the strategic decisions that drive the company forward. With a law degree from Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, he brings a unique blend of ethical rigor and analytical insights to his role. Beyond data, Volodymyr's passion for football mirrors his professional values of teamwork and strategic thinking. At CUCollaborate, he is dedicated to leveraging data analytics to enhance operational efficiency, contributing greatly to company goals.

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