CU-APPS (CUSO) provides affordable, customizable, mobile technology solutions to credit unions and related organizations. CU-APPS is a wholly-owned CUSO formed by Providence Federal Credit Union that will contract with credit unions to consult on their FinTech needs as well as design and maintain mobile applications for credit unions. CU-APPs also produces its own proprietary, white-label apps for credit unions that it will license using a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) subscription model. These customizable white-label programs will make it easy for credit unions of all sizes to join the FinTech revolution in the exact manner that is right for them.
In determining which mobile applications to develop, CU-APPS will be guided both by the needs of individual clients and by its own research into the trends and developments driving FinTech and the credit union industry. The Company anticipates developing apps for general banking, mortgage and loan applications, apps that teach financial literacy to children, gamification apps that reward members for supporting their credit unions, multipurpose apps that connect financial health to other aspects of wellness, and business apps that improve back-end operations at credit unions.
CU-APPS is led by experienced credit union executives and forward-looking leaders, Shirley Cate and Brett Wooden. Together, the Company’s executives have more than fifty years experience in the credit union movement.

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Shirley Cate

Shirley Cate is a 36 year veteran of the credit union movement and the current President and CEO of Providence Federal Credit Union. Ms. Cate embraces collaboration, change, and growth, is well known and respected in the credit union movement, and has served on many boards and committees around the Northwest and throughout the nation.
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Brett Wooden

Brett Wooden has been in the financial industry for nearly 20 years, advancing from teller to Chief Operations Officer at Providence Federal Credit Union. Throughout his career, Mr. Wooden has thrived on helping others embrace and utilize technology and made national trade news in 2011 when he started using his iPad "to make field visits” to sign-up new credit union members. Mr. Wooden has been named the Northwest Credit Union Association’s Young Credit Union Professional of the Year and was a Credit Union Times “40 and Under Trailblazer."
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Theresa Jelderks

With over 15 years of non-profit experience, Theresa has spent most of her career in financial services working in or with credit unions. She has helped businesses thrive on minimal budgets and resources through a variety of roles. Initially working across member services, collections, operations and marketing, she also managed the Cooperative Trust as it rebranded from the founding ‘Crash Network’ and was most recently the Chief of Staff at the Technology Association of Oregon. A native of Philadelphia, PA and happy Portland transplant since 2011, she lives in SE Portland with her husband, Andy and daughter, Saylah.