Kirk Drake & Mark Ritter Solve All The Problems

Credit Union Conversations

24-01-2023 • 32 mins

CU 2.0's Kirk Drake and MBFS's Mark Ritter figure out what is wrong in today's world and how they can fix it asap! This is round robin and unscripted so you don't know what will go on in today's episode.


  • [01:30] Kirk’s origin story and what he’s up to today.
  • [06:00] Kirk and Mark discuss CEO transitions.
  • [13:00] Increasing members and deposits.
  • [22:00] Kirk’s west coast perspective on the Marijuana banking industry.


  • Successful CEO transitions happen when companies have a slow transition involving working together before changing over completely.
  • Building a strong team culture and dynamic is key in successfully moving a company forward.
  • Credit Unions may need to change in order to better serve their members and adjust and grow with them as needs and trends change.


Mark Ritter Website


Kirk Drake is a lifelong entrepreneur, author, and founder of CU 2.0. His entrepreneurship focuses on connecting the innovation of fintechs with the mission of credit unions. He has built 8 successful businesses, including CU Wallet, the CUSO Ongoing Operations, CU 2.0, and now Painted Hills.