Vendorcamp is proud to announce its very first customer! Carrie Birkhofer, President and CEO of $700 mil. Bay Federal Credit Union in Santa Cruz, CA became the very first customer shortly after the initial launch on October 1, 2013! "Carrie has long been a strong supporter of innovative startups focused on improving the credit union industry and its enormous ecosystem of vendors, partners, and associations. Her leadership not only at Bay Fed, but also in leading the Fiserv/Open Solutions Client Association has paved the way for platforms like these to flourish. The Vendorcamp Team is greatly appreciative of Carrie for her support and for kicking off a great new platform for the credit union industry!" says Christopher Beltran, Founder of Vendorcamp.
"One of the challenges we all face over and over again is choosing the right vendors/partners as we expand or improve member and employee services. The inefficient process of contacting colleagues to find out what products were successful for them is ripe for improvement. When I heard about VendorCamp, an independent, centralized online vendor reviews platform, I jumped in quickly as I know it is a service that will be valuable to not only us at Bay Fed, but also to the industry as a whole," says Ms. Birkhofer.
Vendorcamp was designed and built by a group of CIOs and Vendor Managers at credit unions ranging in size from $400 mil. to many over $1 bil. "Whether you are a small credit union looking for local vendors as we often do in our marketing department, or you are a large billion-plus institution searching nationwide, Vendorcamp has the right capabilities for bringing out only the best products to your fingertips," says Cynthia Longoria, Marketing Specialist at ALECU in Chicago.
The team at Vendorcamp is happy to have launched this October!
About Bay Federal Credit Union
Bay Federal is a full-service, not-for-profit financial institution that serves over 56,000 members and 1,000 local businesses throughout Santa Cruz, San Benito and Monterey Counties. With over $670 million in assets, Bay Federal Credit Union is the largest member-owned financial institution in Santa Cruz County, serving its members and the community since 1957. For over 10 consecutive years, 100% of all employees have given their own money and volunteered for numerous local schools, nonprofit organizations, and community events.
Vendorcamp LLC. is the leading centralized, online vendor and product review platform for financial institutions. The platform was designed and built by a diverse group of CIOs, Vendor Managers, and Veteran Collaboration Entrepeneurs at institutions over $1Bil. in assets and a combined 100 years of financial institution experience .
Amy Ivey, AVP Marketing and Development, Bay Federal Credit Union