Podcast 13: Credit Union Innovator James Anderson

Welcome to episode 13 of Credit Union Innovators. My guest is James Anderson. James is the Vice President, Electronic Services at Michigan First Credit Union.

James has been with the credit union for just over one year. In that time, he has authored an e-commerce blueprint and led the implementation of a new virtual branch. He shares with us his experience in researching, evaluating and selecting vendors for the online account opening and funding applications and also touches on a new check scanning process that Michigan First has developed inhouse and is just about to roll out.

Prior to joining Michigan First, James was the Assistant Vice President, IT Banking Analysis and Project Management with Michigan's Flagstar Bank. He has a background in graphic design, publishing, web design and technology.

You can listen by streaming audio here or you can subscribe to it in iTunes and listen on your iPod 

Some links to get to know James even better

+ Michigan First Credit Union
+ James' LinkedIn profile

Fast facts about James

  • Windows, Linux or Mac OSX? Windows
  • Where do you live? Royal Oak, Michigan
  • How tall are you? 5' 9"
  • Future goals? Write a book and produce a movie
  • Favorite professional athlete? Richard Hamilton of the Pistons
  • Obama or McCain? Obama
  • Heavy metal or hip hop? A little of both
  • Soup or salad? Salad
  • Rather watch PGA or NFL on TV? NFL

Looking for innovators

James was recommended to me by William Azaroff. If you know a credit union innovator who I should interview, please e-mail me at tmcalpine at currencymarketing dot ca.

Production notes

+ Interview recorded with Call Recorder and Skype
+ Intro recorded with a Blue Snowflake microphone
+ Edited in Audacity
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+ Music is A Song for Jake by Oregon Chad licensed through Creative Commons

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Tim