Paul Kirkbride is the Senior Vice President of CU Solutions at CU Direct. Paul has held this position since mid-2013, overseeing development of the company’s suite of credit union lending products, including CUDL, Lending 360, Lending Insights, and OnSpot Financing. Paul’s primary objective, and his passion, is to help credit unions grow their loan portfolios, while improving their efficiency and ability to scale.
Paul has over 17 years of experience in the credit union industry, including expertise in consumer/indirect lending, real estate and commercial loan portfolios, branch operations, and legislative affairs.
Most recently, Paul was the CLO at Unitus Community Credit Union in Portland, Oregon. Previously, Paul held a number of management positions with Sacramento, California-based Golden 1 Credit Union.
Paul holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree with a dual major in Business Management and Marketing, from University of Phoenix. He attended the CUES School of Business Lending and Cardwell 306/2 CEO Training, and was also a Filene Research Institute i3 Team participant. Paul was awarded the CUES Rising 100 Executives Award in 2006 and the Credit Union Association of Oregon’s Young Professional Award in 2008.