Updated: Sep 20, 2022
CUSO CTO recognized by Finopotamus for outstanding achievement in credit union technology
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Finopotamus, the only online publication providing in-depth technology coverage exclusively to credit unions, announced Reseda Group’s Ben Maxim as the winner of its 2022 Tekkie Award for Technologist of the Year.
Maxim, who serves as chief technology officer at Reseda Group and chief digital strategy and innovation officer at Michigan State University Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU), is the first recipient of the special award recognizing an individual whose achievements embody not only great technology but also the credit union ethos of people helping people.
“I am ecstatic to receive the Finopotamus Technologist of the Year award,” said Maxim. “At MSUFCU and Reseda Group, we’re always working to challenge ourselves through collaboration and networking to come up with the best fintech products and services out there.”
Under Maxim’s guidance and leadership, MSUFCU is on the cutting-edge of innovation and financial technology collaboration in the industry with the development of The Lab at MSUFCU, which pilots innovative solutions such as a conversational artificial intelligence platform. As CTO of Reseda Group, he played a key role in launching the CUSO (credit union service organization) wholly owned by MSUFCU to help develop credit union technology through fintech subsidiaries Ever Green 3C and Spave.
“Ben’s tireless commitment to innovation comes from his belief that members deserve superior service in all forms of delivery,” said April Clobes, MSUFCU president and CEO. “Our philosophy is that technology advancements should seamlessly enhance the member and employee relationship, and Ben’s imaginative approach has been integral to the success of our innovation efforts at the credit union and Reseda Group.”
In addition to his roles at MSUFCU, Reseda Group and subsidiaries, Maxim is a founding member of the Innovation Forum at Forum Ventures and provides mentorship to numerous fintech organizations such as Filene’s i3 program, Members Development Co.’s NextUP, Curql and CU Build. A graduate of Michigan State University, Maxim also works with MSU’s student programs like the Capstone Experience, SpartaHack and Spartan Blockchain.