Brian Smith-Vandergriff joined OUCU Financial CU as CFO in 2019 after almost two decades of serving credit unions across the country. He was recently promoted to Chief Financial & Strategy Officer, expanding his responsibilities to include Marketing, Information Technology, and Business Intelligence. Brian has extensive experience in balance sheet management strategies, interest rate risk, investments, liquidity management, and other strategic efforts. He previously served as the Chairman of Catholic Family CU. Brian is an Advisor for the George Washington University Credit Union Initiative, an effort to secure a new federal charter for a startup student operated CU.
Brian holds a BS in Computer Science and an MBA in Information Systems & Knowledge Management from Rockhurst University. He also holds a Doctorate in Business Administration from the Grenoble Ecole de Management (Grenoble, France), with a research focus on the role of investments and capital markets on the performance of credit unions.