Trellance, a leading technology partner providing innovative analytics, cloud and talent solutions to credit unions, has partnered with the Filene Research Institute in Madison, Wisconsin to share office space at the Filene Research Institute.
The Power of Tech in the Credit Union Movement
The move will allow higher visibility for Trellance and enable them to meet with credit unions who share an interest in exploring how technology can aid the credit union movement. Their primary office will remain in Tampa, Florida, but the Madison office will be an important area for credit union meetings and planning sessions.
“We’re excited for this opportunity to share space with such an innovative organization in the industry,” said Patrick McElhenie, chief sales officer at Trellance. “Filene participates in data analytics, technology and innovation research, which aligns with Trellance’s values and offerings. By partnering with them, we’ll be able to introduce ourselves to credit unions who share an interest in the power of tech.”
Filene hosts hundreds of credit union visitors from across the country each year in its Madison headquarters to share emerging insights and innovations. “Staying connected to the newest outputs from Filene’s six research centers of excellence enables credit unions to get ahead of shifting challenges and take advantage of new opportunities for growth,” said Mark Meyer, president and CEO at Filene. “By partnering with Trellance where these ideas are shared, we are able to connect credit unions with best-in-class expertise on leveraging technology to enhance and amplify impact.”
Expanding Credit Union Connections
Led by Filene Fellow Dr. Cheri Speier-Pero of Michigan State University, the Center for Data Analytics and the Future of Financial Services advances credit unions’ understanding of and capabilities in data governance, management, and analytics to prepare credit unions for the future financial services landscape. The research from this Center is sponsored by Alliant, America First Credit Union, GECU, Kinecta FCU, Michigan State University FCU, Teachers Credit Union, Together Credit Union, Visa and Vizo Financial. “Filene and Trellance can amplify how they deliver impact with real-life innovation solutions for data analytics through this partnership,” Meyer added.
In June 2022, World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) moved to Filene’s Madison office to share space while further expanding credit union networking opportunities and connections.