EXECUTIVE TEAM

  • JOHN LANDIS

    Founder and Chairman

  • THERESA BENAVIDEZ

    President/CEO

  • JEFF DENT

    Chief Innovation Officer

  • HAL BARNABAS

    Chief Financial Officer

  • ROB LANDIS

    Chief Operating Officer

  • TIM MARON

    Chief Revenue Officer

  • NATHAN NOUSKAJIAN

    Chief Legal Officer

JOHN LANDIS

Founder and Chairman

 

John Landis has more than 40 years of credit union software development experience as the principal architect, including Keystone, of three major credit union data processing platforms—one introduced in the late 1970s, another in the mid-1980s. All are still being sold today. To many, John is an industry icon. John’s commitment to investing his vast experience and talent in his third system, KeyStone, is great news for credit unions.

“The technology needs of credit unions have changed dramatically,” he says. “I wanted to craft a brand-new product for our industry using that technology. It was an irresistible challenge.”

THERESA BENAVIDEZ

President/CEO

 

Theresa Benavidez has spent her entire career working directly with clients in the credit union industry. Her primary focus has always been in the areas of client service and product deployment to ensure the success of conversions, system upgrades, and client support. Beyond her experience, what sets Theresa apart is her ability to do so with an ever-present cheerfulness, flexibility, and determination to get the job done right.

“Supporting our clients will always be our highest priority because they depend on us to be there for them as well as for their members,” she says. “As we deliver quality software solutions, our actions must constantly reinforce the value we place on our client relationships.”

JEFF DENT

Chief Innovation Officer

 

Jeff Dent is a technology veteran with almost two decades of experience in credit union software development. He gained extensive experience enhancing credit union cores by designing custom solutions and user interfaces for credit unions nationwide. Jeff uses his intricate knowledge of leading technology trends, software development, and security to guide the company’s overall technological direction as well as manage the day-to-day software development.

“My goal is to look beyond today’s challenges to how we can align ourselves with where technology is heading. That way, we will position our clients to continue be competitive with evolving technology changes and ensure KeyStone continues to be an industry leader.”

HAL BARNABAS

Chief Financial Officer

 

Hal Barnabas’s extensive leadership experience includes over ten years in a CFO role with software development and technology providers of core processing, automated loan origination, and integrated business intelligence solutions for financial institutions across the United States and Canada. Together with the Chairman and President, he shares responsibility for Corelation’s strategic direction and financial management. Hal provides leadership for the Accounting, Financial Planning and Analysis, Risk Management, and Information Technology teams.

“I am pleased to be part of a cohesive team devoted to the ongoing development of superior core processing technology solutions for credit unions. We are committed to providing our clients with responsive service, attention, and care that simply cannot be matched.”

ROB LANDIS

Chief Operating Officer

 

Rob Landis has spent a decade fostering vibrant relationships with our clients. His passion for service and his client advocacy have made a tremendous impact on our organization. Rob oversees the conversion process to bring new clients into the Corelation family, as well as the day-to-day support and long-term strategic partnerships with those clients.

“I’m thrilled to be a part of such an experienced, motivated team,” he says. “The software is beautifully efficient, and my experience collaborating with our clients has been rewarding personally and professionally. The standards Corelation has set for software quality and client service make it exciting to come in to work every day and do everything I can to help hit those targets.”

TIM MARON

Chief Revenue Officer

 

Tim Maron has worked in the credit union industry since the late 1980s. His experience in Project Management as well as Account Management gave him opportunities to work with a diverse group of clients, building many long-term relationships in the process. Tim’s role at Corelation is focused on serving as the strategic consultant and advocate for our valued clients, all while broadening and deepening relationships across our client base.

“Everything we do must revolve around one key question: How can my company contribute to your success? We see ourselves serving as consultants to our clients, helping them identify the technologies that can help them reach their goals.”

NATHAN NOUSKAJIAN

Chief Legal Officer

Nathan Nouskajian serves as our Chief Legal Officer bringing with him years of experience providing legal counsel to businesses in the technology and software industries. Prior to joining Corelation, Nathan practiced law at Cooley LLP where he served as Special Counsel representing both public and privately-held companies in general corporate matters as well as a wide range of transactions.

“As Chief Legal Officer I enjoy utilizing my experience to support Corelation’s mission to develop and provide clients with industry leading technology and unmatched client service.”

SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM

  • BRENT EVANS

    Director of Software Services

  • DWAYNE JACOBS

    Director of Software Development

  • ASHLEY UPDIKE

    Director of Project Management

  • LORI PAIGE

    Director of Conversion Services

BRENT EVANS

Director of Software Services

DWAYNE JACOBS

Director of Software Development

As Director of Software Development at Corelation, Dwayne is responsible for the product management, development, and custom development for the company’s entire product offerings supplying credit unions with enterprise-wide solutions to run their financial institutions. Dwayne has held leadership positions in Product Development, Professional Services, and Information Technology area spanning more than 30 years.  Prior to joining Corelation, Dwayne held CIO, CTO, SVP, and VP roles at DirecTV, Computer Associates, Deloitte and Touche, Fiserv, Experian, and several FinTechs.

“I joined Corelation because of the industry, company culture, and the colleagues that make up such a wonderful and driven team.  A team that is committed to partnering and helping our clients succeed.”

ASHLEY UPDIKE

Director of Project Management

As the Director of Corelation’s Project Management Office, Ashley leads the project management teams that are responsible for the planning and execution of core conversions, special projects, and internal projects. Prior to joining Corelation, Ashley spent 6 years managing strategic initiatives and corporate projects, including successfully leading Centris Federal Credit Union’s core system RFP search and core conversion project with 30+ vendor integrations to Corelation’s KeyStone. Ashley has 20 years of leadership experience in the financial services industry, having served in roles including AVP Project Management, VP/Regional Manager, PMO Manager, and Project Manager. She has worked at credit unions and community banks, including Centris FCU, Security National Bank, Missouri Credit Union, and Boone County National Bank.

“I was thrilled to join Corelation.  I knew back in 2016 from my early interactions with Corelation that the culture was unique and that one day I wanted to be part of the team.”

LORI PAIGE

Director of Conversion Services

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  • BRUCE BURKHARDT

    Director of Client Relations

  • CRISTAL KURTZ

    Director of Human Resources

  • JUSTIN MECKLENBORG

    Director of Business Development

  • ROGER SCULLION

    Information Security Officer

BRUCE BURKHARDT

Director of Client Relations

Bruce Burkhardt has spent his entire professional career in the software development industry and the last 18 plus years with credit union core processors.  Behind his passion for service excellence, he directs and leads the day to day client service operations as well as the long-term strategic credit union partnerships.

“I’m very excited to be part of such a strong client-oriented organization that is laser-focused on partnering with credit unions.  I’m thrilled to be contributing to the outstanding reputation Corelation has established in the credit union industry and to be part of a culture that is committed and dedicated to the success of our clients.”

CRISTAL KURTZ

Director of Human Resources

JUSTIN MECKLENBORG

Director of Business Development

Justin graduated from the University of San Diego and from there went on to work in computer programming, which in turn eventually transitioned him into the financial world of asset-backed lending. After working with investment banks and hedge funds in risk assessment and lending, he joined the Client Relations team with Corelation and is now the Director of Business Development.

“The transparent and client-centric approach that Corelation takes is one-of-a-kind. Their philosophy is as authentic as the results their software delivers and I am proud to be a part of the team.”

ROGER SCULLION

Information Security Officer

Roger Scullion is constantly seeking to stay ahead of the technological advancements affecting our industry, and most importantly to have a point of view on what risks come with those technologies.  Previously having led professional services for a central credit union in Canada, Roger uses his background to advise on internal solutions that improve client service while not compromising security or the integrity of our role as a core software developer.  Roger currently manages Corelation’s independent service auditor’s examination, including related sub-service organization controls and business continuity planning.

“I have tremendous respect for each of our unique credit union clients, implementing new technology and enabling software while balancing risk and other investments critical to their operations.”

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