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 are a leader in our communities and beyond.

        We believe our brand will be a household name in the communities we serve and beyond.

        We will be known for ease of use.

        We are known for our people.

        We are known for our heart.

        Management Team

        Todd Marksberry

        Todd Marksberry

        CEO and President

        Todd Marksberry, President & Chief Executive Officer

        Todd Marksberry has served the Canvas Credit Union family as the President and Chief Executive Officer since June 2015. With more than 25 years of executive experience, Todd has a vision to transform financial services. His strategic leadership, drive, and focus on culture nurture high-performance teams who exude passion and purpose.

        Through Todd’s charisma and love for the credit union movement, Canvas assets have grown over 100% to $3 billion. In addition, Canvas now serves over 260,000 family members, an increase of more than 47% since 2015. It is the culture that Todd has created at Canvas, embracing the goal of Helping People Afford Life in Colorado, and driving new and innovative products and services, that has created significant positive impact. Todd’s energy radiates throughout Canvas. He has cultivated a unique atmosphere within the Canvas family to serve not only members, but also their communities, with a whole-hearted approach. Around the office, Todd is known for his stellar dance moves and genuine care for his team, generating a “come as you are” environment for his family members to thrive in.

        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. In addition to overseeing the health and heart of the Canvas family, he actively 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 guru, Ben Greiving is our General Counsel and Chief of Staff. It’s a huge responsibility to keep up-to-date with the laws and regulations that keep our members and internal Canvas family safe, but Ben always seems to do so with a warm smile. He oversees the legal, compliance, BSA, project management, and executive administrative responsibilities of the credit union.

        Ben learned to decode endless legal jargon at Florida State University’s School of Law and drank the credit union leadership Kool-Aid at Western CUNA Management School. He has served the Canvas family as our legal expert for more than eight 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. The Greivings are active volunteers and serve the community through 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 helps makes our members’ dreams happen through lending. Chad’s super power is translating vision into reality by providing strong leadership in all aspects of our consumer, mortgage, and business services lending operations. As Chief Lending Officer, Chad leads his team and Canvas family with a passion and steady hand that drives success. Chad joined our Business Development team in 2011, bringing more than 15 years of experience in sales and marketing to the table. His passion for helping our members not only succeed, but thrive, and his remarkable aptitude for finding lending solutions quickly defined his leadership role and purpose in our Canvas family.

        Prior to joining our Canvas family, Chad thrived in his role as VP of Sales and Marketing with CU Direct Connect enabling him to gain a deep understanding of the Credit Union difference. His knowledge he has brought with him has helped make Canvas Credit Union the #1 auto loan financer in Colorado, helping our members afford life all over the state!

        Chad’s dedication to his Canvas family extends to his life at home where he loves spending time with his wife and two teenage sons. Whether it’s playing sports, snowboarding, camping, or fly fishing – Chad and his family enjoy anything that gets them outdoors enjoying the Colorado lifestyle!

        Chris Chippindale

        Chris Chippindale

        Chief Operating Officer

        Chris Chippindale, Chief Operating Officer

        Chris joined our Canvas family as our VP of Digital Strategies in 2015 with more than 24 years of credit union service and banking experience to draw from. Chris’ consistent care and passion for purpose quickly propelled him into his current leadership role. He instills and embodies the culture of Canvas every day, in and out of the office.

        In 2017, Chris took on hefty role of overseeing our overall Canvas family experience as our Chief Operating Officer. Standing shoulder to shoulder with his team of over 500 employees, Chris oversees Member Experience, Support Services, Consumer Loan Servicing, Mortgage Servicing, Payment Systems, Retail Operations Support, Lending Operations, Deposit Product Management, and all 26 branch locations.

        Chris is a proud Denver native and earned his bachelor’s degree in finance and marketing from the University of Denver. If you weren’t impressed already, Chris also has quite the collection of trophies in his closet. The Colorado Springs Business Journal recognized Chris as one of the “40 Under 40 Rising Professionals.” In 2012, he completed the Filene i3 program– 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 (CUNA), is an active member of the CO-OP Technology Advisory Board, and completed the Credit Union Executives Society (CUES) CEO Institute. Chris was also voted runner-up in the "Best Boss" category conducted by the Colorado Springs Business Journal in 2012. Chris’ passion pushes our Canvas family into constant forward movement to help our members afford life.

        In Chris’ spare time, he holds the position of curator to a large collection of air fryer recipes. His passion for cuisine education is an inspiration. He also loves to pack his weekend with fun activities to do with his daughters, Anna and Jess; swimming is their all-time favorite!

        Chris Myklebust

        Chief Transformation Officer

        Chris Myklebust, Chief Transformation Officer

        Chris Myklebust joined the Canvas family in October 2019. As Chief Transformation Officer, Chris possesses a rare combination of vision and enthusiasm for big possibilities along with a razor-sharp focus on managing risk. Chris will take charge in exploring, analyzing, and presenting new opportunities for Canvas to be a leader in our communities.

        Chris began his career in the securities industry before serving nearly 13 years in several regulatory leadership roles for the State of Colorado. Since 2006, he held Commissioner titles spanning Financial Services, Banking and Securities. He also served a brief stint as the Deputy Executive Director of Colorado's Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA).

        Chris is known for working across stakeholder groups with varying agendas to create positive outcomes. Chris has a passion for the emerging possibilities available for financial institutions to better serve the needs of consumers and is a sought-after speaker. Like his diverse background, his role focuses on a broad scope of responsibilities including leading risk, internal audit, advocacy, and exploration for Canvas. When he's not busy helping transform financial services with our Canvas family, Chris loves to fish, collect toys and comics, and design silver bullion coins.

        Colleen Knoll

        Colleen Knoll

        Chief Financial Officer

        Colleen Knoll, Chief Financial Officer

        Colleen Knoll has served as our Chief Financial Officer since 2012. Needless to say, she’s pretty good with numbers. She oversees all financial reporting, accounting department functions, functional reporting of the internal audit department, Enterprise Risk Management, Communications Center, Loss Mitigation, and Canvas’ entire investment portfolio.

        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. The world of legislative regulation and compliance can be incredibly overwhelming, and Colleen’s knowledge has proved invaluable for Canvas as we have grown to be one of the largest credit unions in Colorado!

        In addition to her time spent at DORA, Colleen has served as a Compliance Manager overseeing a staff of thirty. 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. Colleen joyfully crunches numbers so our members can spend time crushing their financial goals!

        David Pierce

        David Pierce

        Chief Information Officer

        David Pierce, Chief Information Officer

        David is our top nerd, in charge of everything tech-related at Canvas. He also oversees the facilities department, helping to keep our Canvas Home Office and all our branch locations operating smoothly. 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 loves to work with his team to make things easier for our members. He also keeps his ninja security skills focused on securing our members’ information. His deep knowledge of enterprise systems and commitment to the Canvas culture ensure we’ll remain on the cutting edge of technology 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. David can put any Geek Squad to shame in a techie throw-down with those credentials! He also completed the Credit Union Executives Society (CUES), Certified Innovation Executive program in 2017.

        Steve Ferrero

        Steve Ferrero

        Chief Community Engagement Officer

        Steve Ferrero, Chief Community Engagement Officer

        Steve Ferrero is our Colorado hometown superhero, championing the communities we serve through Canvas Credit Union. He oversees the credit union’s community involvement, business development, and advocacy efforts. Essentially, he gets the whole family together at one giant dinner table.

        Steve is our longest-loved family member at Canvas and has spent more than 30 years serving our cooperative. He began his journey with us in 1987 as a Savings Clerk before becoming a Teller. He then quickly leapt to the role of Financial Services Consultant, leading to a Business Development Rep., Branch Manager, and finally a Marketing Director before becoming the Vice President of Marketing from 1994 until 2015. His passion for education and outreach across the Front Range has landed Canvas a reputation as a leader in financial education innovation. With a fire in his heart for community service, Steve has led 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!

        As if Steve’s schedule wasn’t packed enough, he 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 also fostered our friendship with the Colorado Attorney General’s office, in an effort to bring fun and approachable financial education workshops to thousands of elementary school students throughout Colorado. He also played a significant role in bringing former CSU football coach, Sonny Lubick, into the Canvas family.

        Here at Canvas, we are known for our heart, and Steve truly embodies this movement in every aspect of his work.

        Tansley Stearns

        Tansley Stearns

        Chief People and Strategy Officer

        Tansley Stearns, Chief People 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 leads the people of Canvas with a bright fire and desire for greatness that is passed down with every interaction with our team.

        Tansley brings with her more than 20 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. Tansley has been a pivotal addition in every community she serves, activating the credit union movement with grace, and as always, a smile.

        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, sales, and business development initiatives along all frontline, member-facing channels.