VCCU welcomes new chief information officer

Chad Ritchie brings financial industry leadership and technology expertise to credit union

Ventura County Credit Union (VCCU), a not-for-profit financial institution, has added Chad Ritchie to its leadership team. As chief information officer, Ritchie now oversees the credit union’s technology strategy, working closely with the executive team to implement technology solutions that align with the credit union’s overall goals and priorities.

With more than 25 years of experience creating business strategies that drive growth and positive customer experiences, Ritchie is no stranger to credit union leadership. Prior to joining VCCU, he worked at Solarity Credit Union, where he served as vice president of digital experience from 2015 to 2016, chief information officer from 2016-2019 and chief operating officer from 2019-2020.

“VCCU genuinely cares about its members and community, and I couldn’t be more excited to be part of its leadership team,” Ritchie said. “I am passionate about helping organizations leverage technology to reach new heights, and I look forward to putting my expertise to good use at VCCU.”

In addition to his leadership roles at Solarity Credit Union, Ritchie has held positions in digital strategy at several organizations and served as senior information architect for Wells Fargo in Baltimore, Maryland. He is also is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, where he served in military intelligence as an Arabic linguist. Ritchie holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Western Governors University.

“As we continue to modernize and evolve as a credit union, Ritchie’s expertise is a major asset,” said VCCU’s president and CEO, Linda Rossi. “He has a track record of successfully pioneering digital transformation in the financial industry, and with his talent for promoting a positive culture and team collaboration, he is a great fit for VCCU.”

For more information about VCCU and its team, please visit


Ventura County Credit Union was chartered in 1950. It is the largest credit union headquartered in Ventura County, with eight offices, more than 80,000 members and more than $900 million in total assets. VCCU offers a complete line of loans, federally insured savings, 24-hour electronic access services and more. Call 1-800-339-0496 or visit for more information.




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