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Managing Consultant Adam Denbo is always on the go. His career within the Credit Union industry spans 21 years, with an emphasis on mergers, system conversions, and core system conversion project management. While serving as a Credit Union CEO, he oversaw multiple mergers, expanded the branch network, increased assets by 50 percent, increased membership by 40 percent, increased profitability and significantly increased the Credit Union’s CAMEL rating.
Within the CU industry Adam has been a Process Improvement Analyst, Manager of Computer Operations, Assistant Vice President of Technology… and he’s been named the first Chief Political Officer in the industry.
In 2009, Adam organized Shapiro Partners, a Credit Union consulting firm assisting smaller credit unions in the areas of mergers, reconciliation, risk management, expense reduction, LUA/DOR completion, collections, compliance, marketing, lending and expense reduction. Shapiro Partners merged into Samaha & Associates, Inc. in 2011.
Adam holds BS and MBA Degrees from Cal Poly, Pomona with emphases in Business Management and International Finance. He is a 2002 Graduate of Western CUNA Management School and 2003 Graduate Assistant. He completed the Advanced Leadership Institute at Harvard and is published in the journal of International Information Management Association (IIMA) for his development of the CURT Model (Credit Union Return on Technology).
In 2000, Adam was honored to be a recipient of the California Credit Union League’s (CCUL) Tomorrow’s Star award. He was awarded the 2007 Kim Bannan Eternal Flame Award for assistance to small Credit Unions. He has served as a board member at a Corporate Credit Union and a national CUSO. During his tenure at these posts, he has held positions on multiple CCUL committees, leadership positions in two CCUL Chapters, and was one of the founding steering committee members of the Southern California Credit Union Alliance (SCCUA).
Adam works hard and plays hard. He lives in Brea, CA with his wife, five children, three dogs, a rabbit, a guinea pig and three fish. His favorite movie is “Dances with Wolves.” On a weekend, you’re likely to catch him at Los Angeles Dodger’s game.Meet other consultants on the Samaha team