Corporate Central Credit Union on Tuesday announced the launch of Emergifi, its new, wholly owned credit union service organization.

The $1.7 billion Corporate Central said Emergifi will be focused on serving only credit unions. It added Emergifi’s technology solutions are designed to keep credit unions on the “leading edge” of systems innovation and service delivery, “improving productivity and security while reducing cost and risk.”

“Emergifi’s mission is to equip credit unions with the tools they need to remain sustainable, competitive and successful,” Corporate Central said in a statement.

The new CUSO launched its website, emergifi.com, last week. Corporate Central said the site features a layout similar to the new website the corporate recently launched. It said Emergifi’s website provides information about the CUSO’s portfolio of services, which include business applications, email, cloud storage, remote monitoring and management, backup services, service desk, product procurement services, compliance, implementation and migration services, endpoint security management, and managed security services.

Greg Tushaus is president and CEO of Corporate Central CU's new Emergifi CUSO.

“We see growing demand for credit unions wanting to optimize their information technology,” said Chris Felton, Corporate Central CU’s president and CEO. “Credit unions want a technology partner to help them navigate the digital transformation process, as well as a partner to help them acquire and implement emerging technologies. As a service arm of Corporate Central, Emergifi is a technology partner they can trust.”

Gregg Tushaus, Corporate Central’s senior vice president/chief information officer, was named president of Emergifi. Tushaus has won awards in the information technology field. Corporate Central said Tushaus has spearheaded the corporate CU’s digital transformation and cloud migration processes since December 2016, and his goal with the new CUSO will be to help credit unions understand, procure, and implement new technologies that will assure long-term viability.

“I am looking forward to building and growing another technology business — this time, focusing solely on helping credit unions emerge as leaders in the fintech world,” said Tushaus, who also is the founder and former CEO of Tushaus Computer Services. “Emergifi is pursuing growth paths, which include acquiring technology businesses. We are also recruiting innovative staff for organic growth.”

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