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About Our Founder

Kirk Kordeleski, CEO and Founder of Kordeleski Consulting, is widely considered a breakthrough financial performer with an unmatched track record of growing credit unions and providing leadership and direction in the non-profit community. Mr. Kordeleski is a relentless bottom-line driver respected industry-wide for leading Bethpage Federal Credit Union to become the largest credit union in the Northeastern United States.

As CEO of BFCU, Mr. Kordeleski steered the corporate strategic vision and operating plans for this $5.75 billion community institution. He personally led and motivated a senior leadership team of 14, and their 550+ indirect reports, to peak performance levels, ensuring world-class member service, strong financial performance, and consistent, high-velocity growth.

Mr. Kordeleski elevated BFCU’s national standing to become the 15th largest credit union in the United States with more than 250,000 members. The company’s assets grew 450+% throughout his tenure, from $950 million to $5.75 billion, doubling size of the organization every five years.

Kirk Kordeleski, CEO of Kordeleski Consulting

Partners

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Vim Anand

Senior Executive with 30 years of global business experience, having worked in Europe, Asia and the USA. A former senior partner of EY, Vim has a successful track record in improving business performance through re-engineering, technology and leadership change management. Learn more at www.vimanand.me

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Rocco Sabino

Rocco Sabino has over 25 years of domestic and international accounting and financial management experience in the manufacturing, financial services and community banking industries. He has held various senior financial executive and consulting roles and has been a key participant in Senior Strategic Planning sessions for credit unions ranging from $260 million to over $5 billion. Some of his achievements include implementing strategic initiatives such as budget and forecast processes, vendor due diligence programs, Enterprise Risk Management programs, Asset Liability Management, Scorecards/Dashboard performance metrics and profitability systems. In his more recent rolls as Chief Financial Officer, he cut costs by 20%, improved investment portfolio yields, restructured the accounting department, developed strategies to mitigate interest rate and liquidity risk, improved internal controls and developed financial and operational policies and procedures and managed troubled assets. Rocco is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in New York and holds an MBA in Finance from Hofstra University, and a BA from Stony Brook University in Foreign Language and Business Administration. He earned a Post Masters certificate at NYU Stern School of Business in Accounting with a focus in International Business. He is greenbelt certified in lean six sigma and he currently teaches undergraduate and graduate accounting classes at Stony Brook University’s College of Business.

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Michele Dean

Visionary, entrepreneurial-minded executive noted as a motivational leader bringing a rare level of business acumen and record achievements developed over a rich 25 year career in credit unions and bank/investment financial institutions. Growth and results focused; expert knowledge of consumer and commercial lending, investment and insurance business lines coupled with core management qualifications to transform financial results and capitalize on market opportunities. Building businesses, leading diverse business lines, and delivering sustained profitability and growth in dynamic conditions.

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Our Philosophy

Courage. Strategy. Process. At Kordeleski Consulting, we stress these three pillars of support that help guide and define successful organizations. Courage shouldn’t be confused with risk taking—most credit unions and non-profit institutions are risk-averse and that is a positive attribute. Courage is required to implement and maintain the discipline required to establish strong processes within a system. Processes and systems are challenged by the status quo, human nature and economic forces outside of an organization. Having the courage to chart a new strategic course and establish “buy-in” internally and externally is particularly challenging in mature organizations that are member-driven or charitable in nature.

Kordeleski Consulting not only helps in the strategic planning and development phases but we help navigate economic, regulatory, cultural, technological and ongoing managerial challenges that arise along the way. Contact us now

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