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 more than 59% to $2.43 billion. In addition, Canvas now serves almost 241,000 family members, an increase of more than 40% 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.
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 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 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!
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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 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 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 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.