Garth Warner, President and Chief Executive Officer of Servus Credit Union, announced the appointment of Atul Varde as Chief Information and Payments Officer.

"I'm pleased to welcome Atul as the newest member of the Executive Leadership Team that we are reshaping as part of a carefully planned transition to ensure continued, capable leadership to guide our credit union into the future," stated Mr. Warner. "His extensive background in information technology coupled with his deep expertise in payments and financial services will help us achieve our purpose – shaping member financial fitness."

Mr. Varde comes to Servus from Vancouver City Savings Credit Union, where he spent the last two years in executive roles, most recently as Senior Vice President - Digital Solutions and Business Technology. Mr. Varde also spent more than eight years at Affinity Credit Union as Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer. Overall, he has spent more than 20 years as a technology solutions and strategy leader in various areas of financial services. Servus is fortunate that Mr. Varde has chosen our credit union as the next step in a career full of notable accomplishments and significant contributions to the payments, technology, and information services areas of the financial services industry.

He will start with Servus on June 8, 2020 and will enjoy several weeks of support from Servus’s current Chief Information Officer, Yves Auger. Following a well-deserved extended vacation, Mr. Auger will return to Servus Credit Union in his new role as Senior Vice President, Payments and Strategic Solutions.

“I am profoundly grateful that Yves will continue to play a leadership role in this critical area of growth and evolution not just for Servus Credit Union but for financial services overall,” said Mr. Warner. “His decades of experience in information technology, credit union leadership combined with his keen interest in payments technology will certainly benefit our members and the credit union for years to come.

Mr. Varde’s addition to the Servus Credit Union Executive Leadership team reflects Servus’s commitment to recruiting and developing talented leaders who believe in co-operative values and the power of shaping member financial fitness.

About Servus Credit Union Ltd.

At Servus Credit Union we're building a better world, one member at a time. We've been shaping the financial fitness of Albertans for 80 years with a full line of secure financial services. We help members manage their money wherever they are through 100 branches in 59 communities; online, mobile and telephone banking; and 1900 no-fee ATMs across Canada. We re-invest our profits in our members and the communities we serve. 

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Chris Tse
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Servus Credit Union
T: 587.594.3820