PODCAST: Putting the team first

Tropical Financial’s Raul Cordero is well-versed in data, but his best skill is working with people.

November 4, 2022

In September, Credit Union Magazine announced the 25 winners of the Credit Union Rock Star program, sponsored by Fiserv. The 10th-annual Rock Star class recognizes unique, innovative, and creative credit union professionals who excel and make the movement a better place.

In this episode of the CUNA News Podcast, Senior Editor Ron Jooss catches up with 2022 Credit Union Rock Star Raul Cordero, a data architect and integrations lead at $927 million asset Tropical Financial Credit Union in Miramar, Fla.

One of Cordero’s greatest gifts is his eagerness to make work more rewarding and meaningful for his teammates. He believes being a good teammate and leader is a fundamental skill for IT people because technology supports every aspect of the organization. Everyone is part of the same team.

In this interview, he shares the secret of what one of his Tropical Financial colleagues calls his superpower: being a selfless teammate.

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In this episode:

2:00: How Raul got started with credit unions

4:05: Raul’s work in marketing automation

6:10: Raul’s work with data

8:53: Exploring artificial intelligence

11:37: Working with fintechs

12:52: Raul’s role as a good teammate