Kirk DrakeFounder at CU 2.0
Kirk Drake is a lifelong entrepreneur, author, and founder of CU 2.0. He is a credit union and technology enthusiast who built ten successful businesses, notably the Credit Union Service Organization (CUSO) Ongoing Operations, CU Wallet – a mobile wallet venture, Resistance Wine Company, Credit Union 2.0, Loanify, and several additional lifestyle e-commerce/mobile platforms.
Kirk harnessed the power of inbound marketing, generating over 500 blog articles, twelve books, created a lead scoring system, and developed a digital engagement strategy resulting in over 100 leads per month.
Kirk is the author of Credit Union 2.0: A Guide to Helping Credit Unions Compete in the Digital Age and Financial – Artificial Intelligence for banks and credit unions. He is a huge believer in collaboration and believes if you are smartest person in the room you are in the wrong room. Credit Union 2.0’s mastermind groups bring together the best and brightest from credit unions and fintech companies to disrupt the banking world. Kirk is a featured speaker with over 100 previous appearances at conferences, including The California Credit Union League, CU Leaders, PSCU Annual Conference, Cornerstone Credit Union League, and many more. He helps audiences understand the current state of credit unions, the imminent need to adapt into current digital technologies, and how to regain crucial market share in the banking industry. When Kirk isn’t busy helping credit unions be relevant in today’s digital age, he loves spending time with his beautiful wife Kimberly and their three amazing kids. They own a vineyard and winery in Southern Oregon.