• About Us

Strategic Link creates value at all levels of the Northwest credit union ecosystem. It’s a collaborative hub, linking credit unions with business solutions, and credit union members with opportunities to save money. Strategic Link offers “best of breed” solutions to our credit unions with a focus on emerging trends, innovation, scale, and efficiency.

Experience the power of cooperative intelligence.

Strategic Link can provide your credit union with a competitive edge in a fast-changing market environment. Contact us today.

Craig Reed is the Director of Strategic Partnerships for Strategic Link, Inc. at the Northwest Credit Union Association. His focus is on finding innovative products, efficiencies and other values for our credit unions and their members.

Reed has a bachelor’s degree in advertising from Central Washington University. Before joining Strategic Link, Reed was on the marketing teams responsible for promoting highly recognizable brands and products including Walt Disney World at the Wilderness Lodge Resort and the Starbucks Corporate office in Seattle. His mission at Strategic Link is to deliver a high value gain for credit unions and their members.

Reed enjoys engaging with members of the credit union movement. The friendly faces and open doors are what he appreciates most about working with members, sponsors and partners.

Contact Criag at creed@nucua.org or 206.340.4789

  • Our 2014 Business Partners
  • Strategic Link 2014 Annual Sponsors
  • Gold Level Sponsors
  • CO-OP Financial Services

    Kim Swift

    800.728.9042 x7092 | kim.swift@co-opfs.org

    CO-OP Network makes it easy to offer greater accessibility and convenience to help build stronger relationships with your members. With over 28,000 surcharge-free ATMs. Debit/ATM transactions. Your members want it all-with the convenience of a single financial partner. But, how do you meet these member demands and continue to evolve in this rapidly changing landscape? Arming you with the most comprehensive, best-in-class offerings in the market, CO-OP has carefully selected and developed each component of our payment processing program to do just that.

  • Catalyst Corporate Federal Credit Union

    Tony Harter

    971.244.6356 | tharter@catalystcorp.org

    Catalyst Corporate offers credit unions a slate of financial services designed around efficiency, including: item processing and remote deposit capture, balance sheet management, electronic payments, and correspondent, lending and investment services.

  • Network Computing Architects Inc. (NCA) Corporate Headquarters

    877.566.9622 / 425.451.8995 | nwcu@ncanet.com

    NCA Oregon

    888.968.5434 / 503.786.9000 | nwcu@ncanet.com

    NCA Northern California

    800.604.6536 / 408.342.9900 | nwcu@ncanet.com

    Network Computing Architects, Inc. (NCA) is a premier provider of high quality sustainable and secure networking, information security solutions and unified communications. We partner with our clients to provide answers to business initiatives where leading technologies converge. We are based in Bellevue, Washington and have additional offices in Portland Oregon and Los Gatos, California. NCA achieved ISO 27001:2005 certification in December of 2007. The scope of NCA’s ISMS is client confidential information within the Information Security Practice.

    Read a welcome letter from NCA CEO Tom Gobeille

    NCA Solutions

    • Carrier & IP Solutions
    • Data Center Virtualization
    • Managed Services
    • Network Infrastructure
    • Network Security
    • Unified Communications

    NCA’s long history of success with Northwest area credit unions gives us the unique ability to implement technologies that enable new services for your members and improves overall customer satisfaction.

  • CUNA Mutual Group

    Donna Dyer

    800.356.2644 x5622 | donna.dyer@cunamutual.com

    CUNA Mutual Group is a leading provider of financial services to cooperatives, credit unions, their members, and valued customers worldwide. With more than 70 years of experience, we are passionately committed to helping customers succeed. CUNA Mutual Group provides innovative commercial and consumer insurance and protection products to safeguard your assets and help find solutions for your financial needs. We offer services to grow long-term relationships and manage risk. Our asset management team brings capital-market expertise to benefit your investments. Our vision: to be a trusted business partner who delivers service excellence with customer-focused, best-in-class products and market-driven innovation.

    Click here to download the 2013 CUNA Mutual Report

  • Member Access Pacific

    Cyndie Martini, Superior Service – Secure Systems

    206.787.1610 | cyndie.martini@mapacific.com

    Superior Service – Secure Systems

    Unmatched Solutions

    MAP card and payment services offers industry-leading, full-service Debit, Credit, Prepaid and ATM solutions. As the nation’s only aggregator of the Visa Debit Processing Service platform for credit unions, MAP has realized a special role in the marketplace. We leverage our one-of-a-kind partnership with Visa to provide our clients the Reliability, Security, and Service that no other provider can offer. With our customizable, single-point technology systems, credit unions can achieve cardholder usage, loyalty and program efficiency to attain the most value from their payment products and services.

  • CU Direct

    Jim Dunlap

    503.574.3407 | jim.dunlap@cudirect.com

    Established in 1994, CU Direct Corporation is the credit union industry’s foremost provider of leading lending solutions. Parent to the CUDL, Lending Insights, CUDL Retail, and Lending 360 brands, CU Direct Corp. offers a diverse, extensive library of products and services designed to help credit unions advance their lending programs and achieve overall portfolio success. For more information about CU Direct Corporation’s brands and full range of best-in-class lending products and services visit www.cudirect.com.

  • Silver Level Sponsors
  • Diebold Incorporated, Northwest Region

    Ron Hansen, Client Executive

    925.788.0049 | Ronald.hansen@diebold.com

    As a global technology leader and innovative services provider, Diebold delivers the customized, integrated security and self-service solutions that position financial institutions to achieve the highest levels of efficiency, reliability and security. For more than 150 years, Diebold remains a trusted name in the industry because of the partners who support our organization and the customers who foster our innovation. Visit www.diebold.com to discover how our portfolio of solutions can help drive your business forward

  • hubbub Health

    Brian Berchtold

    503.721.4015 | brian@hubbubhealth.com

    hubbub health is a technology-driven wellness solution for companies of all sizes, that uses social circles and the love of the game to inspire employees to get moving and live healthy. hubbub is a part of Cambia Health Solutions, a total health solutions company headquartered in the Pacific Northwest.

  • Kaye-Smith

    Dick Ehrig

    425.228.8600 | dick.ehrig@kayesmith.com

    Kaye-Smith is the Northwest’s most comprehensive professional services company specializing in the execution of data-driven communications and document outsourcing programs. We help credit unions save time and money by providing a regional outsource solution to mission critical yet non-core business functions in the areas of:

    • Statement Processing & Financial Communications
    • Print & Inventory Management
    • Direct Marketing & Personalized Fulfillment
    • Web Solutions, ePresentment and Web-2-Print

    ISO Certified and SAS-70 Audited. Operations in Washington and Oregon utilize the most contemporary technology available and provide the highest level of physical and data security, offering built in disaster recovery and business continuity.