Tony Boutelle is the President and Chief Executive Officer of CU Direct. Tony has over 30 years of credit union industry experience, beginning his career at the Colorado Credit Union League in 1985. He continued his career at the California Credit Union League in the beginning of 1987 and moved to CUNA Mutual Group in 1991, and he held executive positions at both companies. He returned to the California Credit Union League in 1994 to start CU Direct Corporation. He has built the network to include 1,130 credit unions that represent 48 million members and 15,000 auto dealers.
Under Tony’s leadership, the company has grown into the nation’s leading lending technology solutions and services provider for credit unions. Tony has successfully expanded the organization to include products such as the Origence Consumer Loan Origination System (LOS), CUDL Indirect Lending, CU Direct Connect (lending origination services), Origence Marketing and CRM, and comprehensive auto buying programs. In 2021, CU Direct helped credit unions fund $58 billion in new loans and over $390 billion since the company’s inception.
Tony currently serves on the boards of Vero, Bonifii and the CHOC Foundation.
Tony graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration.