About Us

        Learn more about the best darn credit union in Colorado history! We're passionate about transforming how you experience financial services. We're your neighbor, stop in and talk with us, or give us a call. We're here to Help You Afford LIfe, so you can Go Live.

        Our Purpose

        We're here to Help You Afford Life.

        We strive to help individuals and families make better decisions and grow stronger financially. We provide simple and relevant products and services at a consistently honest value.

        Our Core Values

        Embodying Excellence

        We will always do right by our members, our Canvas family, and others.

        Consistently Trustworthy

        We will work together to create an environment of respect, value and trust.

        Exceeding Expectations

        We will strive for constant improvement and consistent excellence.

        Our Vision

        WE BELIEVE...

        We will be a leader in the communities we serve.

        Our brand will be a household name in the communities we serve.

        We will be known for our people.

        We will be known for our heart.

        Management Team

        Todd Marksberry

        Todd Marksberry

        CEO and President

        Todd Marksberry, President & Chief Executive Officer

        Todd Marksberry has been the President and Chief Executive Officer for Canvas Credit Union since June 2015. With more than 20 years of executive experience, he is known for his strategic leadership, vision, innovation, and for building high-performance teams.

        Under Todd’s leadership, Canvas assets have grown more than 68% to $2.29 billion. In addition, Canvas now serves almost 230,000 members, an increase of more than 72% since 2015. But, it is the culture that Todd has created at Canvas, embracing the goal of Helping People Afford Life in Colorado, driving new and innovative products and services, that has left a more meaningful impression. He has cultivated a unique energy within the Canvas family to serve not only members, but also their communities, with a whole-hearted approach.

        Prior to joining Canvas, Todd served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Delta Community Credit Union in Atlanta, GA. Todd has also served in leadership roles with SavvyMoney, Georgia Credit Union Affiliates, and Tropical Financial Credit Union. He serves on the board of several prominent credit union industry partners.

        Ben Greiving

        Ben Greiving

        General Counsel & Chief of Staff

        Ben Greiving, General Counsel & Chief of Staff

        Our top legal mind, Ben Greiving is our General Counsel and Chief of Staff. He oversees the legal, compliance, project management, and executive administrative responsibilities of the credit union.

        Ben is a graduate of Florida State University’s School of Law and Western CUNA Management School. He has served as an in-house counsel for Canvas for more than seven years. He is a rising leader in the credit union industry, with experience in compliance management, enterprise risk management, strategic planning and execution, leadership development, and change management.

        Ben is a Colorado native, and lives in Denver with his wife, Jenn, and their two boys, William and Jonathan (ages 3 and 5). The Greiving’s are active volunteers with The Table Urban Farm in Denver, and enjoy taking advantage of all the great things Colorado has to offer.

        Chad Shane

        Chad Shane

        Chief Lending Officer

        Chad Shane, Chief Lending Officer

        Chad Shane is our Chief Lending officer. His ability to translate vision into reality provides strong leadership in all aspects of our consumer, mortgage, and business services lending operations. Chad joined our Business Development team in 2011 with more than 10 years of experience in sales and marketing. His passion for helping our members succeed and his remarkable aptitude for finding lending solutions quickly defined his leadership role. When he’s not helping our member afford life, Chad loves spending time with his wife and two sons. They enjoy anything that gets them outdoors, playing sports, hunting, and fishing.

        Chris Chippindale

        Chris Chippindale

        Chief Operating Officer

        Chris Chippindale, Chief Operating Officer

        Chris rose to his position in 2017, taking control of Member Experience, Support Services, Consumer Loan Servicing, Mortgage Servicing, Payment Systems, all 26 branch locations, Retail Operations Support, Lending Operations, and Deposit Product Management.

        He joined Canvas as our vice president of Digital Strategies in 2015 with more than 24 years of credit union and banking experience to draw from. Initially, he oversaw Digital Strategies, Online and Mobile Banking, Payment Systems, Project Management, Business Intelligence, and Support Services.

        Chris is a Denver native and earned his bachelor’s degree in finance and marketing from the University of Denver. His list of accolades is long. The Colorado Springs Business Journal, recognized Chris as one of the “40 Under 40 Rising Professionals.” He completed the Filene i3 program in 2012 – a creative group of credit union professionals, challenged to create new and innovative ideas, and implement them for the benefit of the credit union industry. He served as co-chair of the Payments Committee of the Credit Union National Association, is an active member of the CO-OP Technology Advisory Board, and completed the Credit Union Executives Society (CUES) CEO Institute. In 2012, Chris was also the runner-up in the "Best Boss" category in voting conducted by the Colorado Springs Business Journal.

        Colleen Knoll

        Colleen Knoll

        Chief Financial Officer

        Colleen Knoll, Chief Financial Officer

        Colleen Knoll took the reins as our Chief Financial Officer in 2012. She oversees all financial reporting, accounting department functions, functional reporting of the Internal Audit Department, Enterprise Risk Management, Compliance Departments, and an investment portfolio of $280 million.

        Colleen has more than 20 years of executive financial services experience, including eight years at the State of Colorado’s Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA). As the Supervisory Examiner in the Division of Financial Services at DORA, Colleen led a team of examiners overseeing state chartered credit unions. Her knowledge and expertise in the ever-changing legislative regulations and compliance for financial institutions has proved invaluable for Canvas as we have grown to be Colorado’s third largest credit union with nearly $2.3 billion in assets.

        Prior to her tenure at DORA, Colleen served as the Compliance Manager at The Benefit National Companies in Aurora, CO, overseeing a staff of thirty that tripled in size under her management. A Certified Public Accountant registered in the state of Colorado, Colleen earned a B.A. in Finance at the University of Wyoming and a Masters of Business Administration at the University of Colorado.

        David Pierce

        David Pierce

        Chief Information Officer

        David Pierce, Chief Information Officer

        David’s our top nerd, in charge of everything tech related at Canvas. He also oversees the facilities department managing the Canvas Home Office and all 26 branch locations. David joined us in 2011 as Vice President of Information Technology with more than 15 years of credit union experience. He quickly established himself as a team leader, becoming our Chief Information Officer. David carries the huge responsibility of not only ensuring a smooth flow of data across our network of 26 branches and headquarters, but of guaranteeing the security of our members’ information. His deep knowledge of enterprise systems and commitment to the Canvas culture ensure we’ll remain on the technological cutting edge well into the future.

        David earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Iowa, and a Master of Science in information technology management from Regis University. He also completed the Credit Union Executives Society (CUES), Certified Innovation Executive program in 2017.

        Carole Sumption

        Carole Sumption

        Chief Talent Officer

        Carole Sumption, Chief Talent Officer

        Carole oversees everything to do with Human Resources – our employees – from recruiting them to designing benefits plans to keep them happy, healthy and secure. Her deep commitment to creating a strong, resilient, and innovative workforce has brought about recognizable and transformative change throughout the company.

        Carole came to Canvas in 2015 with a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Human Resource Management and more than 20 years of experience in HR management at financial institutions. She sits on the University of Colorado Denver South advisory board and has a long history of volunteer board membership in Colorado.

        Steve Ferrero

        Steve Ferrero

        Chief Community Engagement Officer

        Steve Ferrero, Chief Community Engagement Officer

        Steve Ferrero is the Chief Community Engagement Officer for Canvas Credit Union, overseeing the credit union’s community involvement, business development, public relations and advocacy efforts.

        Steve has spent more than 30 years with Canvas and was the credit union’s Vice President of Marketing from 1994 until 2015. His passion for helping members become more financially successful through education and outreach has greatly contributed to the growth and success of the organization. A leader in philanthropic endeavors, he was instrumental in the implementation and success of the Never Forgotten Fund, a scholarship fund memorializing the victims of Columbine. He also contributed to the creation and launch of Link Up for Children’s, a program benefiting the local Children’s Hospital that grew to be sponsored by hundreds of credit unions and retail businesses throughout Colorado.

        Steve currently serves as a board member for the Dedicate to Graduate Foundation, the Canvas Foundation and the Mountain West Credit Union Foundation. Among his career highlights, he initiated and negotiated the credit union’s exclusive banking/ATM relationship with Denver International Airport. He also helped establish the credit union’s exclusive partnership with the Colorado Attorney General’s office, making financial education available to thousands of elementary school students throughout Colorado, and he played a significant role in bringing former CSU football coach, Sonny Lubick, into the Canvas family.

        Tansley Stearns

        Tansley Stearns

        Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer

        Tansley Stearns, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer

        Tansley is a dynamic force of nature, fiercely crusading on behalf of all credit unions while tirelessly driving forward the brand image and family spirit of Canvas. She joined us in April 2018 and has spent every moment since amplifying the credit union’s ability to transform lives with her innovative marketing, brand, communications, and strategy efforts.

        Tansley brings with her more than 19 years of credit union leadership experience, including roles in research, sales, service, and government relations to Canvas. Just prior to coming on board, Tansley served as Chief Impact Officer at Filene Research Institute where she played a pivotal role in building bridges between credit unions, academia, and Silicon Valley. Her work has ensured that even more institutions engage with Filene’s credit union-focused, action-ready research.

        Prior to her tenure at Filene, Tansley served as AVP of Corporate Strategy & Government Relations at Bethpage Federal Credit Union in NY, helping to shape and execute strategy in an ever-changing legislative landscape. She was VP of Sales & Service at both Connex Credit Union and BestSource Credit Union for a combined 13 years where she honed her ability to lead marketing and business development initiatives along all frontline, member-facing channels.

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