RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. — CO-OP Financial Services has announced a new account manager for its subsidiary CO-OP Network.

The CUSO has named 10-year financial services industry veteran Patrick Wright as its newest National Relationship Manager, who will oversee the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern region. Based in Richmond, Va., he will build business partnerships with credit unions, with an emphasis on advising them how to grow their EFT business.

Wright gained significant experience in the financial services industry while spending eight of his last ten years with a large credit union in Virginia. He was responsible for the management of the self-service delivery channel and brings extensive knowledge of ATM implementations and development, branch automation and ATM/debit card processing.

“Patrick’s widespread financial services experience and his work at the credit union level give him a solid understanding of the modern credit union,” said Eric Porter, CO-OP Financial Services Executive Vice President, Business Development. “He, like all our relationship managers, will anticipate the needs of our member credit unions, offer strategic advice and assure every credit union’s experience with CO-OP is first-class.”

–dmorrison@cutimes.com