Turning challenges into opportunities: Consumer loan strategies for member growth


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About The Webinar

In this webinar, join Ryan Keene, Vice President of Lending and Anthony Silvi, Chief Lending Officer at Ardent Credit Union, as they discuss how their credit union forged a successful partnership with a fintech to thrive in challenging economic times.

Key Takeaways:

  • Navigating Economic Changes: Gain insights into how the credit union collaboratively set and adjusted mutual goals amid the dynamic shifts in the economic landscape
  • Growth Through Footprint and Digital Engagement: Uncover the strategy behind Ardent’s expansion of member relationships in their geographical footprint and how they are cultivating loyalty through enhanced digital interactions
  • Target Attainment with Thoughtful Risk Management: Hear how Ardent tailored their program to reach their return targets effectively while managing and mitigating risk

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Presented By

Ed Walters
Ed Walters

Ed Walters, VP, Account Management | Upstart

Ed is the VP, Account Management for Lending Partnerships at Upstart. With over 25 years of financial services and management consulting experience, Ed has held various leadership roles driving consumer lending growth and establishing fintech partnerships, building PMOs to support bank transformations and acquisitions, improving business resiliency, and leading technology development. He now leads the function at Upstart, working directly with financial services partners to improve access to affordable credit while reducing the risk and costs of lending for our partners.

Ryan Keene
Ryan Keene

Ryan Keene, VP Lending | Ardent Credit Union

Ryan has a diverse work experience in the financial industry. Ryan started his career in 2005 as a Branch Manager and Financial Representative at American General Finance, where he worked until 2010. From 2010 to 2014, he served as a Lending Supervisor at Freedom Credit Union. In 2014, he joined UNFCU as a Consumer Loan Operations Manager for a year. Currently, Ryan is working at Ardent Credit Union as the Vice President of Lending since August 2015. Ryan Keene has a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Penn State University.

Anthony Silvi
Anthony Silvi

Anthony Silvi, Chief Lending Officer | Ardent Credit Union

Anthony Silvi has over 30 years of work experience in the financial industry. Anthony has worked as the SVP/Chief Lending Officer at Ardent Credit Union since 2014. Prior to that, he served as the Vice President of Financial Services at Freedom Credit Union for 12 years. From 1996 to 2001, he was the Vice President at IGA Federal Credit Union. Anthony also worked as the President of Council Rock South Ice Hockey from 2005 to 2011. Additionally, he held a managerial position at GMAC Mortgage for over a decade.

Anthony Silvi attended Holy Ghost Prep from 1975 to 1979, but it is not specified whether he obtained a degree or studied a specific field. From 1983 to 1987, he attended Saint Joseph's University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance.