Meet The Hawaii Conference Speakers
Dr. Seifried is Professor Emeritus of Economics and Business at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. Dr. Seifried is also a partner in Seifried & Brew LLC, a financial sector consulting firm. Ed has made presentations to numerous agricultural groups both in the US and abroad. He provides monthly commentary for the Northwest Farm Credit System website, and has addressed audiences throughout the nation’s farm credit system. Dr Seifried is the author of numerous books, and cadmic as well as popular articles. In addition to his academic and consulting experience, Dr. Seifried has also serves as a director of a community bank.
Tim Neiman is the CEO/Visionary of Dynamic Edge, Inc. For 22 years, he has led the company’s strategy and operations, evolving from a traditional, local “break/fix shop” into a leading Managed Services Provider with clients nationwide. Tim earned an MBA in Corporate Strategy and Organizational Management from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. In his free time, Tim is an experienced Ironman triathlete, “Favorite Uncle” to his nine nieces and nephews, and avid traveler with his husband, Casey.
Peter Duffy is a Managing Director at Piper Sandler in New York City. Duffy works with credit union nationwide on competitive analysis, board meetings, balance sheet strategy, mergers, loan sales and fintech partnerships. Duffy is the former Chairman of the Credit Union Executive Society Financial Suppliers Advisory Committee and has been a frequent speaker at credit union and bank conferences since 1996, including the November 2006 AEI Panel on the CU Charter. Duffy has worked with credit unions and banks since 1993, has written a monthly column for C.U.E.S. and has been published in C.U. Times and C.U. Journal discussing issues such as competitiveness, merger, economy of scale, capital, secondary capital and balance sheet strategy. Prior to Sandler O'Neill, Peter Duffy spent 11 years at the Procter and Gamble Company in sales and sales management where he was involved in many test market initiatives for the company. Duffy was also a Sales Manager for Sealy Mattress and National Foods. Most recently, he spent 10 years at First Empire Securities and a year and a half at KBW both in New York.
Duffy is a 1977 graduate of Texas Christian University in Ft. Worth, Texas where he earned a B.A. in Business Management with a Minor in Marketing. Duffy is a 1973 graduate of Plano High School. Peter Duffy lives in New York, has coached youth sports for over 30 years and fly fishes whenever he can.
Dr. Ed Seifried
Frank Kressman serves as the agency’s General Counsel and leads the NCUA’s Office of General Counsel. This office’s duties include representing the agency in litigation, executing administrative actions, interpreting the Federal Credit Union Act and the NCUA’s rules and regulations, processing Freedom of Information Act requests, advising the NCUA Board and the agency on general legal matters, and maintaining the agency’s records management program. The General Counsel’s office also drafts regulations designed to ensure the continued safety and soundness of the credit union system.
Before his selection as General Counsel, Mr. Kressman served as a Deputy General Counsel to the NCUA. He joined the agency in 1998 as a staff attorney. His previous experience includes work as an attorney at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
Mr. Kressman holds a bachelor’s degree from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, a Juris Doctor from the Gonzaga University School of Law in Spokane, Washington, and a Master of Laws degree from The American University Washington School of Law in Washington, D.C.
Mike Robins is the COO/Integrator of Dynamic Edge, Inc. He offers 25 years’ experience in technology, having served as both an internal Director of Information Technology and external Consultant to small and large companies. Mike earned an MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management with concentrations in Information Technology and Human Resources. Away from the office, Mike spends as much time as possible with his wife Sara and his kids, Maddie and Sam. He is an avid runner, reader, and fan of classic movies.
Mark is the founder of Sievewright & Associates, offering research and advisory services designed to help financial services firms design and execute successful business growth strategies.
With more than 30 years of financial services experience, Mark is a highly respected industry thought-leader, and a renowned public speaker who has spoken at hundreds of financial services conferences in the U.S. and internationally. He is the co-author of a new book titled, Digital Life, written with a Microsoft executive. The book was published in December 2020.
Mark has held senior leadership positions at HSBC in London, MasterCard International in Brussels, Payment Systems Inc. (where he served as CEO), TowerGroup (where he served as CEO), and Fiserv, one of the largest financial technology firms in the country (where he served as vice chairman and president of the company’s Credit Union Solutions division). At Fiserv, Mark and his team of 2,000 employees supported the technology needs of more than 2,600 credit unions.
A native of Wales, U.K., Mark emigrated to the United States in 1997 and is a U.S. citizen. He is married with three children.
Paula is a technology entrepreneur, inventor, and a strategic visionary with a deep understanding of the application of marketing enabled by technology. Her long and illustrious career has established her as a leader in digital marketing, as well as in sales and service in omnichannel environments that include brick and mortar, online, mobile and call centers. She is a recognized authority on leveraging digital technologies to acquire, cross-sell and retain customers.
Tompkins started her career as a commercial banker in 1974, on Wall Street at the Bank of New York. (Now BNY Mellon) In 1975, she went on to break barriers at both 3M and General Electric In 1981, Ms. Tompkins went to work for her first of two start-up companies in San Jose, CA.
In 1985, Tompkins founded The SoftAd Group, utilizing her technological expertise, Paula led the company’s creation of thousands of multichannel marketing and sales solutions for several Fortune 500 companies. She holds two U.S. patents for ChannelNet’s SiteBuilder software technology.
In her role as CEO of ChannelNet, Tompkins continues to innovate and is early to spot and solve for growing trends in digitalization and personalization. This led to the invention of OneClick Loyalty and OneClick Financial – both comprehensive SaaS platforms to help credit unions digitally interact with their customers in a meaningful and memorable way.