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Charlotte Metro Credit Union knows that in order to stay competitive in the nation’s second-largest banking center, it must remain on technology’s leading edge.

That is just where the $325 million cooperative in Charlotte, N.C., has been for the past eight years under the guidance of David Cooper, vice president/information systems, and CU Times’ 2015 Trailblazer IT Executive of the Year.

“We like to say we are cutting edge, not bleeding edge; you don’t want to bleed, but you want to be an early adopter. You’re not alpha, you are beta,” said Cooper, who oversaw several projects that resulted in improved member satisfaction and credit union performance.

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Roy Urrico

Roy W. Urrico specializes in articles about financial technology and services for Credit Union Times, as well as ghostwriting, copywriting, and case studies. Also: writer/editor of a semi-annual newsletter for Association for Financial Technology since 1997 and history projects funded by the U.S Interior Department, National Park Service and Warren County (N.Y.).

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