Leading Financial Technologist Joins Premier America Credit Union As Chief Technology Officer


CHATSWORTH, CA – (February 6, 2024)

Premier America Credit Union, one of California’s largest credit unions, has welcomed Jason Wolkove as its Chief Technology Officer. As CTO, Wolkove will spearhead the team that drives member-centric innovation and creates integrated solutions as the credit union enters its next phase of transformation and growth.  

Wolkove brings over 20 years of technology leadership experience to Premier America and its 100,000 members, having led enterprise-wide innovation initiatives at notable institutions such as CIBC and Scotiabank (Toronto, Canada). He has designed and delivered best-in-class cloud solutions and led large scale, multi-national teams focused on contact center strategies. Wolkove led the integration of the J.P. Morgan Chase card portfolio for Scotiabank and was responsible for one of Canada’s largest migrations to IP Voice for their Contact Centers.

“We are thrilled Jason has joined us to lead our continued evolution of the digital experience,” said Rudy Pereira, Premier America Credit Union President and CEO. “In our rapid-paced world, he brings an integrated technology approach and a human-centered design philosophy to the credit union, which will ensure we meet the emerging needs of our member-owners.” 

Wolkove’s extensive background will help advance Premier America’s technology solutions and deliver superior digital experiences within Premier America’s core capabilities. In addition, he will lead the credit union’s innovation initiatives, including artificial intelligence/machine learning, CRM, data insights, cloud and infrastructure, and cybersecurity.

“Members today want more from their financial institution, and I've witnessed a transformative shift from the traditional transactional day-to-day interaction to fostering personal relationships,” Wolkove said. “Premier America's emphasis on cultivating meaningful connections with its members aligns seamlessly with this industry evolution, and I am eager to contribute to this member-centric approach.”

About Premier America Credit Union:
Premier America is a full-service community financial institution that offers exceptional banking to more than 100,000 Member-Owners. Member-Owners benefit from personal service, great savings rates, low fees, low loan rates and a full complement of savings, lending, wealth management, and insurance services. Founded in 1957, Premier America is one of the nation’s largest credit unions, with more than $3.7 billion in assets. With 21 retail branches, access to over 30,000+ surcharge-free ATMs through the CO-OP ATM Network; and the CU Service Center Shared Branch Network, Premier America provides financial services to those who live, work, worship or attend school in the Ventura and Los Angeles counties of California, and Harris County in Texas.

Photo Included, Courtesy of Jason Wolkove (name: Wolkove, Jason – 2023)

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