Managing for you
As a non-for-profit, member-owned credit union, we exist to serve you, our members. We work hard every day to be your irreplaceable financial partner, and we're committed to offering you essential financial services and insights that help you manage your financial life effortlessly.
Unlike a traditional bank, First Tech is governed by a 100% volunteer Board of Directors comprised of First Tech members.
The Board of Directors governs the general direction and affairs of the credit union in accordance with our Bylaws. They also oversee the President and CEO who manages First Tech's day-to-day operations with the support of the Executive Team.
Board of Directors
John Weidert (Chairman)
John has served on the Addison Avenue Board of Directors for more than 25 years, including 12 years as Chairman. John retired as the General Manager/Senior Director at HP/Agilent and has been an active member of the credit union for more than 35 years. John also participated on a number of board committees during his terms, including marketing and human resources.
Tony Backes (Vice Chairman)
Tony serves as Vice Chairman and has served on the First Tech Board for four years. Tony currently serves as the Director of Finance and Operations for Microsoft litigation. Prior to joining Microsoft, Tony served as CEO of Seattle Telco Credit Union.
Dotty Hayes (Treasurer)
Dotty is the Treasurer of the Board and chairs the Finance Committee. She joined the Addison Avenue Board in 2002, where she also chaired the Finance Committee. Her 30-year career included executive finance roles at leading technology companies including Hewlett-Packard, Agilent Technologies and Intuit, where she was Vice President of Internal Audit at the time of her retirement.
Carolyn Strong (Secretary)
Carolyn served as Chairman of the First Tech Board for 25 years. She currently works in special education for the Beaverton School District. Previously, Carolyn taught graduate students about information design as an adjunct professor with the University of Oregon and was Director of Worldwide Customer Communications at Tektronix.
Jeff Hank (Assistant Secretary)
In addition to serving previously on the Addison Avenue Board of Directors, Jeff is Vice President, Corporate Controller and Principal Accounting Officer for Intuit, Inc.
Shola Aluko (Director)
Shola has served on the First Tech board for three years. Having worked for both Microsoft and Amazon.com, he recently returned to consulting work in the Seattle area.
Kathy Farmer (Director)
Kathy joined the Addison Avenue Board of Directors ten years ago and chaired the Human Resources Committee. Currently the Senior Director, Global Benefits, Levis Strauss & Co., Kathy worked for Hewlett-Packard for ten years and held a variety of HR positions, including corporate, regional and business roles.
Tom Gifford (Director)
Tom has served First Tech for 25 years. After several years on the Supervisory Committee, Tom joined the Board in 1987. Tom currently chairs the Supervisory Committee. Tom's work experience includes positions as Director of Product Management for Symantec and Division Financial Manager for Tektronix.
Greg Gillas (Director)
Greg served on the Addison Avenue Board for a number of years and is the Corporate Vice President with Compensation & Benefits, AMD. Prior to this role, he was the Vice President of Compensation & Benefits at Hewlett-Packard.
Peter Horadan (Director)
Peter has been a member of First Tech for 19 years and previously served on the First Tech Board for 5 years. He is the SVP of Engineering and Client Services at Scout Analytics in Issaquah, WA.
Craig Nordlund (Director)
Craig joined the Addison Avenue Board of Directors in 1985. Since then, he has served on the finance, investment, nominating, marketing and human resource committees. Craig recently retired from Agilent Technologies, Inc. where he had served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since 1999.
Mark Plastino (Director)
Mark served on the Addison Avenue Supervisory Committee for 10 years and joined the Addison board in 2006. Mark has over 20 years of experience in Corporate Finance, Accounting and Lending. Currently, Mark is the finance director for Snapfish, Retail Publishing Solutions and Logoworks, divisions of the Hewlett Packard Company.
Tom Sargent (Director)
Tom served as First Tech Credit Union's President and CEO for 25 years. He retired in 2010 and currently serves on the Board of Directors. Tom has a long and respected history in the financial services industry. He has served on numerous committees and Boards of Directors within the industry. He has also been active in the community, including serving on the Board of Trustees for Childrens' Miracle Network.
Greg Mitchell (President and Chief Executive Officer)
Greg has more than 30 years of community banking and financial institution experience
and is deeply committed to serving our members and the community. Prior to joining
First Tech, Greg served as President and CEO of First PacTrust Bancorp and PacTrust
Bank from 2009 to 2012 and California National Bank from 2001 to 2009. In 1995,
he founded the West Coast office of Hovde Financial - an investment banking,
asset management and private equity firm. Greg has also held positions with the
Department of the Treasury, working in both the Office of Thrift Supervision in
San Francisco and the Office of the Secretary in Washington, D.C.
Throughout his career, Greg has served on the Board of Directors for several non-profit organizations including Operation Hope, the Everychild Foundation, Stone Soup Childcare, the Children's Hunger Fund, the March of Dimes of Southern California and St. Vincent's Meals on Wheels. He is also a retired Commissioned Officer from the United States Coast Guard Reserves where he served as a Search and Rescue coordinator.
Phil Campbell (General Counsel)
Phil brings over 30 years of experience working with financial institutions as a legal advisor or as a regulator. Most recently, he served as General Counsel for Citizens Bank of Northern California and prior to that he was Chief Counsel to Wachovia Small Business Capital and the Western Regional Counsel of Small Business Banking for Wachovia/Wells Fargo. In his career, he has worked closely with boards of directors and senior managers, providing counsel on various corporate governance, financial services, compliance and regulatory matters. Phil is a graduate of Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College and a member of California and Oregon State Bar Associations. He also has a degree in Business Administration and Financial Management from the University of Montana.
Marangal (Marito) Domingo (Chief Investment Officer)
Marito is a finance industry veteran with more than 20 years of finance, investment and capital markets experience. Before joining First Tech, Marito served as the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Irvine, Calif.-based First PacTrust Bancorp and PacTrust Bank. In addition, he acted as the Principal and Founder of Decision Advisors, providing business strategy and consulting services to banks and financial investors. In his previous positions, he worked closely with the Board of Directors and Risk Management Committees to provide business strategy and staff management. Marito received his Master's Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in finance from the University of Michigan, where he was a member of the honor society and graduated with distinction.
Scott Jenner (President of Addison Avenue Financial Partners )
Scott is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Addison Avenue's Investment Services Division (ISD). The ISD offers financial planning and investment services to members as well as insurance and protection products through First Tech Insurance Services. Prior to coming to Addison Avenue, Scott spent five years as Chief Operations Officer for Golden 1 Credit Union's credit union service organization. His 20-year career also includes consulting and management positions at WesCorp, Resolution Trust Corporation, Great Western Financial Services, and American Savings and Loan Association. Scott currently serves on the board of directors for PROCU - Product Research Organization for Credit Unions, and the Financial Services Advisory Board for NACUSO.
Monique Little (Chief People Officer)
Monique is a career Human Resources professional who oversees First Tech's HR, Employee Development, Internal Communications and Community Relations functions. A financial services veteran, she was also Vice President and Senior HR Partner with Columbia Management, the nationally recognized asset management firm. Monique has a bachelor's degree from Oregon State University and is a certified Human Resources Professional (Human Resources Certification Institute). She's actively involved in professional and community organizations, and served as a past member of the Portland Children's Museum Board's HR and Finance Committee. She is also Past President of the Northwest Human Resource Management Association (NHRMA), Past Director of the Oregon State SHRM Council, and is an active TechAmerica HR Committee member. She's also a past recipient of the NHRMA Distinguished Member Award.
Stephen Owen (Chief Retail and Marketing Officer)
Steve is an accomplished financial services' professional with more than 10 years of financial services and retail operations experience. He's accountable for our maintaining our strong, retail growth strategy; optimizing and expanding our branch network; advancing the marketing and product development strategies and ensuring a consistently superior member experience. Prior to joining First Tech, Steve served as the senior vice president, head of outsourcing and ATMs in North America for Travelex Currency Services. He also served in various senior leadership roles at Bank of America for nearly nine years, including senior vice president and consumer market executive managing all aspects of sales, service and operations for 36 banking centers and more than 600 associates. Owen received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from Georgia State University and he is a Certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt.
Hank Sigmon (Chief Financial Officer)
Hank is a passionate credit union leader with extensive experience in operational asset liability management and credit administration. In addition, he has led electronic funds transfer functions where he was responsible for overseeing all back office operations for credit card, debit card, ACH, share draft, wire transfers and the ATM fleet. Hank is involved with the Callahan and Associations Trust for Credit Unions and serves as board member of Procura LLC and a member of the Credit Union Housing Roundtable. He volunteers with the Oregon Food Bank and is a reading coach for Start Making a Reader Today (SMART).
Michael Upton (Chief Digital & Technology Officer)
Mike is a finance industry veteran with more than 20 years of IT and mobile banking experience and is a leader in digital innovation, member service and product delivery. Mike ensures that First Tech continues to advance its ability to empower members to bank, when, where and how they want from any device. Before joining First Tech, Mike was the Vice President of Digital Customer Experience for Capital One Bank, where he was responsible for their enterprise digital services, digital customer experience and sales strategies for online account acquistions. He also served as Senior Vice President with Bank of America where he was responsible for the design, development and delivery of the next generation consumer banking eCommerce capabilities across the online, mobile and payments channels. Mike is a graduate of Oregon State University and has been a First Tech member for more than 10 years.
As a member-owned institution, we take the management of your money very seriously. That's why we believe it's important for you to know how your credit union is performing.
Our federal regulator, the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), has rated First Tech among the safest credit unions in the country, and under NCUA regulations, we're considered a well-capitalized institution. Plus, we regularly have an outside firm audit our financials to ensure accuracy and accountability.
For your information, we've provided our financial statements below. For more in-depth information, we invite you to visit the NCUA's Credit Union Online tool. Just search for "First Technology" or put in our charter number, 19976.
Quarterly Financial Statements
Various other firms such as Bauer Financial and Bankrate.com offer financial institutions ratings, some free and some for a fee. These firms use proprietary rating methodologies unavailable to us so we neither agree nor disagree with these ratings. However, in the spirit of offering you financial insight about your credit union, we do offer links to their websites for your review.
Times Change. Integrity Doesn't.
Over a half-century ago, a few astute people at Hewlett-Packard and Tektronix had a vision to strengthen financial futures. They saw the potential of uniting human dedication and technological innovation for a greater good. That's the heart of First Tech Federal Credit Union.
What our founders recognized many years ago still holds true today. People within technology-driven companies are wired differently. Their passion for innovation has revolutionized the world, and they're making tomorrow's dreams a reality today. They also have unique financial needs that traditional banks simply can't address.
We've specialized in serving those needs for over a half-century and in all that time, here's what we know for sure. There's no gizmo that replaces truly listening to someone. There isn't a gadget that substitutes for personal attention. Our values aren't password protected, and there are no shortcuts to developing great relationships.
Times change and technology may transform the way we operate, but it'll never change who we are or our commitment to make banking as effortless as possible for you.
Today, First Tech is nearly 350,000 members strong and serves employees of the world's most forward-thinking companies, including HP, Microsoft, Agilent Technologies, Amazon, Cisco and many more. If you're already a member, we thank you. Your membership is very important to us, and we appreciate your trusting us with your financial future.
If you're interested in membership, congratulations! You're about to join the premier, nationwide credit union serving technology companies. We invite you to determine your membership eligibility , explore our accounts and services and then open an account online or at one of our branch locations.
We're here to make your banking experience effortless and we think you'll love the difference.
You talk. We listen. It's that simple.
If you want to bank with someone who's looking out for your best interests, then you're exactly where you need to be. You see, we do things a little differently here at First Tech.
We evolve based on what you need. We listen with open minds and we do our best to walk in your shoes. We do everything we can to take the "bank" out of banking and help you manage your financial life, effortlessly.
If you meet one of the following membership requirements, then come in and get wired today.
- for a high tech or telecom sponsor company
- for the State of Oregon
- in Lane County, Oregon
- In Lane County Oregon
- An immediate family member of a First Tech member
- A member of the Financial Fitness Association (You can enroll today!)
We're looking for Champions
To be a Champion, you have to be great at something. You can be great at sports. Or science. Or music. Or you can also be great at simply being a partner. An ally. An advocate.
At First Tech, we're looking for Champions. People who are in love with going out of their way to help other people build stronger financial futures. As a financial institution, we definitely like numbers, but as a credit union, we love people even more. And especially the people we call Members.
We aspire to be the most admired credit union in the country by being our Members' irreplaceable financial partner; an ally that simplifies and strengthens their financial lives. And we're always looking for dynamic, engaging and truly genuine people who want to be our partner in making it happen.
First Tech serves some of the world's most innovative, forward-thinking companies and their employees. From HP to Microsoft to Agilent Technologies, Intel, Cisco, Nike and more, the companies and people we serve are different. Their passion for innovation has revolutionized the world, and they're making tomorrow’s dreams a reality today.
That's why they need a Champion. Someone who is committed to making their banking simple, keeping them connected to their money wherever they are, and always watching out for their financial future, even when they aren't. Do you have what it takes?
Well, here's what we know for sure. If you're someone who shows up with a purpose rather than for just a paycheck; if you embrace innovation and change rather than fear it; or if helping people achieve financial dreams is a dream of yours, then you may be the just the Champion we’re looking to add to our team. Of course, you'll also need to make sure you have the essential skills listed below to fit any of our career opportunities.
- Exceptional customer service skills via phone, email and in-person
- Professional verbal and written communication skills
- Proficiency with MS Office Suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook
- Problem solving skills with the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
- Ability to work in teams and independently
Explore our current opportunities or to learn more about who we are and what we can offer you, just click to the left. Please note that we're not currently sponsoring Visas.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
We're committed to strengthening the communities in which our members and employees live and work. From corporate sponsorships and charitable grants to scholarships and volunteering, First Tech and its employees donate time, money and energy to make our neighborhoods stronger. Take a look at how we came together in 2014 to help our community.
If you represent an organization, event or activity that you’d like First Tech to support, please click here for partnership opportunities.
Partner With Us
First Tech has a rich history of supporting community events, organizations and activities. You can request First Tech support through a charitable grant or corporate sponsorship.
If your organization works to address one or more of our focus areas below, we encourage you to request a charitable grant. Support may come in the form of money or promotional exposure.
If your organization does not support at least one of the core focus areas outlined below, we regret that we'll be unable to support your request. There are many wonderful organizations working to improve communities, and we'd love to support them all. However, we believe our resources have greater impact by focusing on core social issues affecting our local communities.
- Investing in K-12 education with a focus on STEM and literacy
- Supporting community health
- Providing basic human needs support.
First Tech also supports community and industry events and activities that help us create stronger relationships with our members and the communities we serve. Unlike our charitable grant opportunities, corporate sponsorships don’t have to support one of the core focus areas described above, but they’ll receive greater consideration if they do. To be considered, your event or activity should:
- Occur in or around areas where First Tech has branches
- Serve professionals in the high tech, telecom, biotech, education, government or their related support industries
- Not support a singular individual or a religious or political organization
We continue to make strong investments in the development of tomorrow's leaders as demonstrated with our annual college scholarship program. The awards are based on each candidate's scholastic standing (GPA or demonstrated potential in a chosen field/major) and their level of community involvement.
We’ll award 10, $5,000 scholarships:
- Five will go to students with a STEM-focused major
- Five to students with other areas of study
Eligible applicants must:
- Be a First Tech member in good standing as of 4.30.15.
- Plan to enroll or already be enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited institution for the Fall 2015 quarter/semester.
- Have a minimum 3.5 cumulative grade point average.
*Note: First Tech Federal Credit Union employees are ineligible for the scholarship program.
Applications are due May 30, 2015. Apply now.
02.04.15 First Tech Federal Credit Union Selects MasterCard for Member Payment Solutions
01.27.15 First Tech Federal Credit Union Announces New Vice President of Marketing
12.31.14 First Tech Federal Credit Union Spreads Holiday Cheer across the country through Second Annual ‘Season of Giving’
12.05.14 First Tech Federal Credit Union Opens 2nd “New Branch Design” in Fort Collins, Colorado
10.16.14 Bouska and Clark become members of Investment Management Consulting at Raymond James
10.03.14 Laura Pedroncelli completes advanced estate planning institute program
10.01.14 First Tech Federal Credit Union Unveils Revamped Digital Member Experience with Responsive Website, Business Intelligence Tools
07.18.14 2nd Annual Dave & Dan Classic raises $408,000 for Credit Unions for Kids Benefiting the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
06.10.14 Addison Avenue’s Scott Jenner Named one of the Nation’s Best Program Managers by Bank Investment Consultant Magazine
05.19.14 First Tech Federal Credit Union marks its Milestone 40th Branch Opening with a Redesigned In-Branch Experience
04.09.14 First Tech Credit Union Adds Senior Vice President, Mortgage Lending
03.19.14 Addison Avenue's Ted Halseth named one of Nation's Top 50 Bank Advisors by Bank Investment Consultant Magazine
03.19.14 Addison Avenue's John Murphy named one of Nation's Top Advisors Under 40
03.19.14 Addison Avenue's Jeff Alejandro named one of Nation's Top 100 Bank Advisors by Bank Investment Consultant Magazine
03.19.14 Addison Avenue's Brett Everhart named one of Nation's Top 50 Advisors by Bank Investment Consult Magazine
01.16.14 Addison Avenue Investment Services President Awarded Membership in Raymond James 2014 Director's Council
01.16.14 Three Addison Avenue Investment Services Advisors Achieve Membership in Raymond James 2014 Leaders Council
11.21.13 First Tech Recognized by Nerdwallet for Consumer-Friendly Banking
09.17.13 First Tech Announces New Chief Digital and Technology Officer
08.16.13 Addison Avenue Investment Services Presents "Financialocity" Expo in Colorado Springs
06.11.13 First Tech Welcomes Stephen Owen as Chief Retail and Marketing Officer
06.05.13 First Tech Insurance Services Receives Premier Partner Award
05.06.13 FIRST TECH'S WINDOWS PHONE APP EXCEEDING ALL EXPECTATIONS
04.04.13 First Tech's Chief People Officer, Monique Little, receives HR Leadership award.
04.01.13 First Tech is nation's first credit union to introduce native Windows Phone banking app
03.20.13 Addison Avenue Investment Services top performing financial institution in January 2013
03.11.13 First Tech names Marangal (Marito) Domingo as Chief Investment Officer
03.07.13 First Tech Member wins 100,000 Visa Rewards Points in Nationals "A Million and More Sweepstakes"
01.24.13 First Tech Awarding $18,000 in Scholarships in 2013
01.23.13 First Tech Post Strong 2012 Earnings; Positioned Well to Increase Member Value in 2013
01.22.13 First Tech Board Chairman Inducted in Credit Union Executive Society Volunteer Hall of Fame
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Online Services Enhancements
Add your First Tech Debit and Credit cards to Apple PayTM 02.12.15
Our latest update includes:
With First Tech and Apple Pay, you can make simple, secure payments with the touch of a button. Add your First Tech Credit or Debit card to the Passbook app on your Apple iPhone® 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air™ 2 or iPad mini™ 3 today.
Online Banking Enhancements 11.13.14
Our latest update includes:
In addition to the standard bug fixes and usability improvements, we’ve enhanced your credit card payment options. You can now schedule future one-time or recurring payments by the due date, for the minimum amount due, statement balance or full balance.
Mobile App Enhancements 10.24.14
Our latest update includes:
Loan Payments – You now have the ability to make your First Tech loan payments right from the app.
Online Banking Enhancements 08.28.14
Our latest update includes:
In addition to the standard bug fixes and usability improvements, this round of enhancements includes a cross account transfer feature to help you manage your money effortlessly.
You can now easily transfer money into another First Tech member’s account – we call it a Cross Account transfer. To manage your Cross Account transfer options, login to Online Banking and click Transfer, then Manage Cross Accounts in the upper right.
Please note that this feature doesn’t allow you to withdraw money from the other member’s account nor view any balance information; it simply allows you to transfer money into their account.
Mobile App Enhancements 08.04.14
Our latest update includes:
New Convenience Transaction Counter
- By law, you are limited to six monthly convenience transactions from a Regular Share or Instant Access account. To help you monitor the number of convenience transactions you make monthly, we've added a Convenience Transaction Counter to the App.
New Dividend Reward Checking counter
- For our members who have a Dividend Reward Checking account we've added a transaction counter so you keep track of your qualifying purchases and the ability to see the number of Direct Deposits/ACH's.
Online Banking Enhancements 06.29.14
In addition to the standard bug fixes and usability improvements, this round of enhancements includes three new features to help you manage your money effortlessly.New e-Alerts
Deposit Transaction Amount and Description e-Alerts
- You can now set an alert to be notified when a deposit transaction above an amount you choose is made to your account. You can also be notified when companies or individuals you indicate make deposits to your account.
- The Transfers Pending/History section now shows all your internal, external, and wires activity in one convenient location.
New Convenience Transaction Counter
- By law, you are limited to six monthly convenience transactions from a Regular Share or Instant Access account. To help you monitor the number of convenience transactions you make monthly, we've added a Convenience Transaction Counter to the Account Summary screen.
Mobile App Enhancements 06.02.14
Our latest update includes the ability to:
- View pending debit and credit card transactions
- Instantly see copies of your posted checks
- More quickly and easily locate branches and surcharge-free ATMs nationwide
For iOS users
- Check out the new look and feel designed for iOS 7.