Chief Executive Officer
Mike Atkins has been serving the credit union community for over twenty years, initially as a technology and business consultant. With the late Steve Markwell, former CIO of Bellco Credit Union, Atkins co-founded OTS in 2003 after already having established himself as a leader in the CU industry.
Atkins is the "face of OTS," representing the CUSO to its partner credit unions and reporting to their Boards of Directors. In addition, he serves on many industry leadership bodies, including the CUNA Technology Council Steering Committee.
Atkins is an active husband and father, living with his wife and their three children in Northern Colorado, where he helps to coach their youth sporting teams.
Chief Business Transformation Officer
Jeffrey Staw has been an innovator in the digital space for over 20 years. He’s been able to break traditional boundaries leveraging a unique background of tech-geek development and engaging digital marketing execution.
Previously, Jeffrey served as Chief Marketing Officer and co-founder of BidCactus®, where he redefined the online auction industry with massive scale of operations and customer acquisition. Jeffrey has been instrumental in developing numerous internet technologies that make modern life easy; ranging from the first XML based intranet application, to scalable online video infrastructure, to critical national security command and control systems for USAF, FEMA, DOD, IRS, and NSA.
Jeffrey holds a BS degree in Engineering Psychology from Tufts University (1997), an MBA from Boston University (2001), and a Master of Science in Information Systems from Boston University (2001). Jeffrey is an active alumnus of Sigma Nu Fraternity with passions for cooking and gardening. He enjoys spending as much time as possible with his beautiful wife and adorable kids.
Chief Operating Officer
Steven Giddens brings more than 20 years of successful technology and business leadership experience, spanning multiple industry verticals. He also brings experience with start-ups, venture funded opportunities and Fortune 150 environments, giving him unique perspectives and experience.
Many of the roles he has held have been operationally focused for growth-oriented companies. Beginning his career at NASA, Steven has worked in very technical, dynamic business environments and has a strong background in IT operations, software development, strategy and risk management.
Steven earned his Master of Business & Leadership degree from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of business. Steven is passionate about driving innovation and transformation to create a competitive advantage in the market.
Amy has been in the Human Resources field for over 20 years and has provided HR leadership, coaching and guidance in a variety of diverse industries during this time. Early in her career, Amy worked in HR for Bellco Credit Union and she was thrilled to return to the credit union family in her role with OTS.
Prior to OTS, Amy worked for Charles Schwab in HR, spending time in a Human Resources Business Partner role supporting leaders of client-facing teams. In addition, she spent time leading a Human Resources Solutions team, focused on bringing efficiency and scale to repeatable HR processes. Prior to Charles Schwab, Amy worked in HR in healthcare, transportation, and manufacturing organizations.
Amy has dual Bachelors’ degrees in Psychology and HR Management from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She also has her Masters’ degree in HR Management from the University of Colorado at Denver. In her free time. Amy enjoys spending time with her husband and two young boys, traveling, and reading.