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Education and Experience
Bob Bender is a graduate of Oregon State University with a degree in business administration. Prior to Founders, Bob served as a Data Center Operations representative for Fiserv.
Since joining Founders, he has served as Data Center Manager, Senior Vice President - Information Technology. He is currently Founders’ Chief Technology Officer.
Professional and Community Service
Bob is Chief Technology Officer for Founders Federal Credit Union and is responsible for overall information technology direction, strategically implementing next generation solutions and applying visionary leadership as part of the Executive Management team driving long-term strategic goals. He started his career in the computer industry as a controller for a petroleum company. His career with credit unions began when he started working for Fiserv after graduating from Oregon State University. Bob co-developed the OPAlert System in the late 1990s to improve systems information notification used by data center managers and computer operators. Bob joined Founders Federal Credit Union and currently manages the Information Technology daily operations. The credit union now serves branches in North and South Carolina.
Achieving certification in Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) and Cybersecurity Audit Certified (CAC), Bob teaches cybersecurity and system integrity strategies to financial institutions. He also promotes cybersecurity training programs for Board Members, Executive teams and employees through education and additional publishing of articles for members through blogs, newspaper articles and credit union publications. Bob assists Cryptyk Inc. as an Advisory Board Fintech Specialist where he focuses on the blockchain hybrid decentralized data processing architecture integration design. This consists of delivering governance, risk, and compliance architecture for financial institution cybersecurity resilience business strategies.
Bob is currently appointed as a Board Member for the National Credit Union – Information Sharing Analysis Organization where he promotes credit union cybersecurity collaboration standards and direction.