Fri, Jun 14, 2013
SECU – Maryland’s largest state-chartered financial cooperative – has named James P. Polcaro to serve as Vice President of Information Technology.
In his new position, Polcaro will be directly responsible for the leadership, management, and development of SECU’s IT platform and strategy, ensuring alignment of staff, business processes, and overall information systems.
“As a key member of SECU’s executive leadership team, Jim will ensure that SECU’s information systems and IT infrastructure enables us not only to meet business and member needs, but also to predict and successfully adjust to changes in technology and member expectations,” says SECU President and CEO Rod Staatz.
With 15 years of CIO-level experience, Polcaro comes to SECU from Population Services International, a $600 million global public health organization delivering products and services to the world’s most vulnerable populations.
As CIO there, Polcaro was responsible for enterprise-wide technology efforts supporting operations in more than 50 countries in the developing world. He also oversaw operational execution of all aspects of the organization’s IT portfolio, including infrastructure, systems development and integration, and ERP life cycles activities.
Prior to joining Population Services, Polcaro served as Vice President and CIO for Enterprise Community Partners. As senior technology executive for the $145 million organization specializing in affordable housing financing and development, he spearheaded technology integration efforts designed to enhance enterprise-wide operating synergies.
A U.S. Marine Corps veteran, Polcaro is a graduate of Cornell University and did executive coursework at both the MIT Sloan School of Management and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Founded in Baltimore in 1951, SECU is the largest state-chartered financial cooperative in Maryland, with over 225,000 members. SECU is ranked among the top 50 credit unions for total assets in the U.S. As of March, 2013, assets were $2.6 billion. Headquartered in Linthicum, MD, SECU has 21 branches and 104 ATMs throughout Maryland. SECU also provides access to over 70,000 surcharge-free ATMs through the CO-OP and Allpoint networks. For more information about SECU, visit secumd.org.