Beyond Bank Product Manager, Ryan Holman jets off to the United States this week to represent Australia at the annual World Credit Union  conference to be held in Denver, Colorado from July 12-15.
Ryan won the right to attend this key world event after being awarded the ‘Bridges Emerging Leader Award‘ at the COBA (Customer Owned Banking Association ) conference on the Gold Coast in July 2014, beating entrants from around Australia.
But while Ryan is looking forward to attending the conference along with our CEO, Robert Keogh, he admits it will also be a nervous few days as he waits to find out if he has won the prestigious WYCUP scholarship, one of the biggest awards on offer in the customer-owned banking sector.
Competing alongside 37 others, Ryan has to meet the following criteria:
- Be under 35 ( Ryan is only 26 )
- Have already made significant contributions to their credit union system
- Have the potential to make a global credit union impact
The scholarship will be announced on the final day of the conference but of course, all of us here at Beyond Bank already think Ryan is a clear winner ‘though we may be just a little biased!
Whatever the outcome, Ryan is a fantastic example of what Beyond Bank  is all about. He represents a fresh, energetic side to banking while staying true to our core values of servicing our local community.
Ryan has also been prepared to work his way up, starting in our contact centre while completing a Commerce Degree at Adelaide University.
It was here at the frontline of customer-relations that Ryan gained an early and important understanding of what people want from their bank.
Quickly learning the ropes, he moved to the position of analyst which he held for 18 months before a promotion to the Products team, specialising in car loans and credit cards.
As a Product Manager, Ryan is an important member of our team and we wish him all the best!
Photo: Ryan Holman with Shane Farley (National Community Development Manager) and Nick May (General Manager, Corporate Services) Credit: Catherine Leo Photography