Determined Digital Banking Executive Transformed his Financial Institution


Patrick Sells

Patrick Sells, Chief Innovation Officer at Quontic Bank

CU Learning TRAXX is just around the corner, and Aug. 5 is shaping up to be a day packed full of learning and networking opportunities. Whether you sign up for just one, two, or all five of the day’s thought-provoking sessions, you’ll hear from experts, discuss future-focused topics, and network with Northwest colleagues — all while participating virtually from the comfort of your desk.

Day one’s five sessions will feature several speakers. Among them is Patrick Sells, serial entrepreneur and Chief Innovation Officer at Quontic Bank, who will spearhead the discussion in CU Learning TRAXX’s first Operational Innovation session: Does a Culture of Innovation Truly Eat (Digital) Strategy for Breakfast? Come find out!

When Sells joined Quontic in 2018, he was a newcomer in the banking industry. But his extensive background in technology and marketing helped him shake the cobwebs out of the bank’s dated and sluggish systems, transforming it from a single-branch community bank to a $400 million-asset leading digital bank in less than a year.

His digital innovation in banking earned him the 2020 American Banker’s Digital Banker of the Year Award, and he also was named on Independent Bankers’ 40 under 40 list for emerging community banking leaders. Before he joined Quontic, Sells served as the CEO and owner of the Sells Group, a marketing and technology agency based in Indianapolis that helps clients with digital customer acquisition. The Sells Group ranked #701 in 2016 for Inc.’s 5000 fastest growing businesses.

“Patrick’s fresh ideas will encourage credit unions to step out of their comfort zones, consider new approaches to current processes, and build a culture of innovation,” said Ryan Fitzgerald, NWCUA Vice President, Legislative Affairs for Idaho.

Want to learn more about Sells? Check out this episode of the Bankadelic podcast to hear how he implemented a successful and efficient online account opening experience at Quontic.

Don’t miss out on CU Learning TRAXX — join more than 4,500 credit union leaders and board members across the Northwest who already have signed up! There are a variety of registration options to choose from. Whether you register for an All-Access Pass; a full track; a single session; or a 5-, 10-, or 25-session bundle, CU Learning TRAXX is designed to fit your schedule, your team’s development, and your budget!

More information on upcoming speakers are added daily, so check back often and register today!

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This session featuring Patrick Sells is generously sponsored by Strategic Link partner, Glia — credit unions’ digital go-to for a superior member communication and collaboration platform. Transform the digital member experience by visiting Glia online today!

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