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Our process is to understand our clients, their specifics needs, and we translate that into the best executive fit. Serving the financial professional with robust career planning is our specialty. Our search approach is consultative and strategic for each candidate to best understand their needs, dreams, and aspirations.

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We perform executive searches for many positions to include:

  • C-Suite roles
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Our request is for you to reach out and explore your options.  Let’s find what the perfect match will be for you, type of organization, culture, location, size, and other parameters.  In fact, both active and passive candidates are invited to reach out.  If you are not looking today and the best next role comes around in six months, we will call you.

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Chief Executive Officer – Firefly Federal Credit Union ($1.2B)

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Burnsville, MN

Firefly Credit Union’s (Firefly) board of directors is searching for its next Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to replace its longtime legacy CEO.  This financially sound credit union is seeking someone who will strategically guide the organization toward their vision within the context of their mission.  The CEO will serve as a foundational leader to broadcast and embody the brand and organizational presence regionally and nationally. The CEO is responsible for creating and enhancing the culture that adds value to the members and is in a strategic partnership with an engaged and high-performing board.

The CEO is accountable for the overall operation and performance of the credit union.  Serious candidates will demonstrate expertise and experience in creating a vision and operational plan that aligns with the relevant brand with the ability to leverage the credit union resources for the future.  Your ability to demonstrate cross-functional expertise and lead a high-performing leadership team with competence in financial management, enterprise risk management, strategic use of technology, strategic credit, investment portfolio expertise, and strategic brand and marketing is a plus.  This position will plan and direct negotiations pertaining to mergers, joint ventures, purchase or sale of assets, and thoughtfully manage risk. The CEO will also stretch the potential of the executive team as a coach-facilitator, supporter, and influencer.

We need to see at least ten years of executive experience leading within a retail banking organization with similar or greater complexity.  A graduate degree in business is preferred. More important is the demonstration of ongoing education and certifications relevant to a financial institution leadership.  The CEO will need to develop positive relationships with the board of directors, regulators and examiners, members, employees, and demonstrate an interest in developing industry relationships.  Compensation and benefits are competitive.

Burnsville, MN is located in Dakota County, Minnesota with a population of 60,300 lying on the south bank of the Minnesota River.  Burnsville and nearby suburbs form the southern portion of Minneapolis/St. Paul and is located 15 miles south of downtown Minneapolis.  Firefly has been serving the community since 1925.

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Chief Executive Officer – Kitsap Credit Union ($1.2B)

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Bremerton, WA

Kitsap Credit Union (KCU) Board of Directors is conducting a search for its next Chief Executive Officer (CEO).  This well run and financially sound credit union seeks its next CEO to take a leadership role in enhancing its vision and mission and further establishing its competitive advantage in current and new markets.  The CEO is responsible for creating and sustaining a deep sense of competitive value, creating strategic success including strategies for brand, branch, digital services, and employee development. The credit union has 263 employees, 16 branches, and has a beautiful headquarters overlooking the water.

Bremerton is located in Kitsap County, Washington with a population of 40,500.  KCU is located adjacent to the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Naval Base.  The credit union started in 1934 within the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard as the Navy Yard Metal Trades Credit Union.   Cosmopolitan Seattle is easily accessible via ferry, and the waterfront Marina is a hub of eateries, shops, concerts, and historic sites.  

Serious candidates will demonstrate expertise and experience in leading positive change to support a culture of sustainability, effective execution, competitive readiness, and agility and adaptability to best serve the members with both fiscal responsibility and relevant services.  We need to see at least ten years of executive experience leading within an organization with similar or greater complexity and a master’s degree with a demonstration of on-going education and certifications relevant to a financial institution. Your ability to demonstrate visioning, creativity, strategic planning, budget and capital allocation plans, as well as strong community relationships is a plus.

Compensation and benefits are competitive.

DDJ Myers is the executive search consultant for this organization.  Our expertise is in supporting leadership teams in sustainable practices for high-performing organizations through succession planning, leadership development programs, executive coaching, board governance and renewal, and executive search.



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Chief Lending Officer – Solarity Credit Union ($1.5B Assets Under Management)

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Solarity Credit Union
$1.5B Assets Under Management
Washington State

Are you a Chief Lending Officer (CLO) looking for an exciting opportunity to work at an innovative, fast-moving organization? Let’s talk! Solarity Credit Union is moving quickly and needs a lending executive with a sales and business development background. Solarity has aggressive goals and is structured to be a major market contender.

We are looking for an executive who is a current CLO with responsibility for sales production. The CLO will oversee the mortgage, commercial, and consumer lending production areas of the credit union. The ideal executive needs a strong mortgage background, secondary real estate sales expertise, and a deep understanding of what it takes to capture a large part of the regional mortgage market. You will grow mortgage lending across a regional area featuring no physical limitations, using state-of-the-art mortgage portfolio digital services, digital leads, personal follow-up and top-tier sales management. Your peers are inspired and motivated to create an environment for you to be successful, and every team member is focused on the company’s commitment to mortgage loan production. A solid commercial lending background is also needed.

The perfect executive has the wherewithal and tenacity to lead others to effective action, sees the organization holistically, and lives the credit union’s values for the greater good of the organization through collaborating, working in a team environment, and being a part of something bigger. The true servant leadership phenomena exist within this executive team.

We seek a high-energy person who knows no barriers to success. Experience, aptitude, and attitude carry more weight than a college degree. Strong interpersonal skills, self-motivation, teamwork, personal accountability, and leadership expertise are necessary personal mastery skills. The Solarity culture encourages the free flow of thoughts and ideas, a communication model that inspires and engages employees, and it is built on a foundation that continually drives vision and strategy. Success comes from a transparent and open culture, collaboration, and an unprecedented investment in personal development.

Solarity is headquartered in the Yakima Valley, which offers the ocean, mountains, wine country, a reasonable cost of living, four seasons, and plenty of sunshine. Compensation is highly competitive and is structured for a large financial institution. Tuition reimbursement, 401K, gym reimbursement, and much more are indicative of the value Solarity sees in high-performing team members. Click here to learn more about the Solarity culture.

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DDJ Myers is the executive search consultant for this organization. Our expertise is in supporting leadership teams in sustainable practices for high-performing organizations through succession planning, leadership development programs, executive coaching, board governance and renewal, and executive search.

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Chief Executive Officer – Keys Federal Credit Union ($140M)

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Chief Executive Officer
Keys Federal Credit Union
$140M assets
Key West, Florida

Keys Federal Credit Union is seeking a CEO to lead them toward new opportunities. Originally founded to serve the Naval Base and Air Station, the credit union now operates with a community charter and serves all residents in the long Florida Keys.  While the Keys were particularly hard-hit by the mortgage crisis and had a long road to recovery, the organization is now oriented toward possibilities.

The CEO is the steward of the credit union’s strategic plan and it’s critically important continuity.  The board focuses on approving and monitoring the strategic plan and expects the CEO to manage the credit union operations.    Involving the Board as needed is essential in maintaining a strong and sustainable two-way communication path.

Community relationships are foundational to the credit union’s success, and the CEO is the face of the credit union.  The CEO is expected to be capable, willing, and engaged in the relentless pursuit of nurturing relationships internal to the credit union and in the communities serviced.  The credit union has a 77-year history and the town started as a military town.  Building relationships with the commanding officer of the base, conducting social interactions in the community, and community leadership roles are key parts of the CEO role.

The successful candidate will bring strong and diverse communication skills to interact effectively with varied constituents.   An open and inviting presence will build trusting relationships and be readily approachable by all constituents.  The CEO must be able to process inputs quickly and develop a coherent strategy, support the application of that strategy into tactics and provide coaching of the key leaders in the credit union to take on the successful management and implementation of the strategic plan.  Organization results will come from mapping the new future, strong planning, effective motivation and leadership of the team, building motivation and strong community and customer relationships.  A bachelor’s degree, experience in consumer financial organizations, strength in finance, and solid working knowledge of marketing and operations are expected.

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