Premier Members Credit Union Names New Cheif Retail Officer


Boulder, Colo. (July 9, 2014) —  Premier Members Federal Credit Union named Matt Rarden as its new Chief Retail Officer on July 1.

Since 1997, Rarden has held positions on both Premier Members board of directors and supervisory committees, most recently serving as Vice Chairman of the board.

Previously, Rarden worked for IBM as a World Wide Executive Enablement Leader, managing a Global Center of Excellence team. Rarden worked in financial services until joining IBM in 1996 where he held various finance, operational, and management positions. He began his career in the financial services industry and has been actively involved in the credit union movement since 1996. 

Rarden earned his Bachelor of Science in Business/Finance from Colorado State University in 1992 and his MBA from the University of Colorado in 2000.

“We are very excited to have Matt on board with us,” said Premier Members Chief Executive Officer, Carlos Pacheco. ”Matt brings a significant amount of technology, business process and strategic planning skills that were exercised in both local and global organizations. His financial expertise and leadership will continue to be a positive asset to Premier Members.”

Tenured supervisory board member Brian Gisi was appointed by Premier Members board of directors to fill the director position vacated by Rarden. Gisi has been a member of Premier Members for 27 years and has served on the board of directors and advisory board for the past six.

Premier Members Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit, federally chartered credit union dedicated to the financial needs of individuals and businesses in Boulder, Colo., and the Denver metro area. With more than 40,000 members, approximately $455 million in assets and 11 full-service retail branch locations, Premier Members has grown to become a leader in the credit-union industry. Premier Members takes pride in giving back to the communities they serve, supporting a wide variety of activities and fund-raising events for charitable organizations like the Emergency Family Assistance Foundation, United Way, Junior Achievement and many more. To learn more, visit

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