New CULedger President/CEO John Ainsworth and CULedger Founding Member Rick Cranston were recently guests on the online video talk show CU broadcast.
Ainsworth was announced as the new leader of CULedger earlier this month. He comes to the distributed ledger technology company from MasterCard where he was executive vice president of North America Markets.
When asked by host Mike Lawson why he joined CULedger, Ainsworth said: “I was think of about doing something entrepreneurial and disruptive, especially in the credit union space. If you look at all the attributes of CULedger, this was a perfect opportunity within in the credit union industry.”
Cranston, who serves as vice president of innovation for the Mountain West Credit Union Association, cited Ainsworth’s talent and depth of knowledge as key reasons why he was hired for the job. “In addition to that the relationship that John brings to the table both inside our industry and outside our industry are important to us, Cranston said.
Ainsworth said the next step for CULedger is “to become live and executional.” Cranston called CULedger “a launchpad for innovation.”