Kirk Drake is a lifelong entrepreneur, author, and founder of Credit Union 2.0. He is a credit union and technology enthusiast who built nine successful businesses, notably the Credit Union Service Organization (CUSO) Ongoing Operations, CU Wallet – a mobile wallet venture, Resistance Wine Company, and several additional fintech companies.
Kirk specializes in building collaborative business models, launching new fintech companies, and helping entrepreneurs develop, launch, fund, and build their companies within the financial services industry.
In 2016, Kirk harnessed his 25 years of industry experience to write Credit Union 2.0: A Guide to Helping Credit Unions Compete in the Digital Age. His second book – Financial – Artificial Intelligence for credit unions was published in November 2020.
Kirk is a featured speaker with over 100 previous appearances at conferences, including The California Credit Union League, CU Leaders, PSCU Annual Conference, Cornerstone Credit Union League, and many more. He helps audiences understand the current state of credit unions, the imminent need to adapt into current digital technologies, and how to regain crucial market share in the banking industry.
When Kirk isn’t busy helping credit unions be relevant in today’s digital age, he loves spending time with his beautiful wife Kimberly and their three amazing kids. They also jointly run Resistance Wine Company in their beautiful hometown of Ashland, Oregon