Proven Strategist and Leadership Coach
A published author and engaging speaker, Rich Jones is President/CEO/Principal for Leading2Leadership LLC. Prior to starting his own strategic planning agency, he was Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Business Development with $1B Elements Financial FCU (previously known as Eli Lilly Federal Credit Union.) With more than three decades of leadership experience that included building entrepreneurial enterprises, he brings innovative thought and practices to credit unions, community banks and non-profit enterprises across the country.
A strategic leader, Rich has orchestrated transformational change in credit unions and community banks while working with senior management and boards of directors. He has also implemented strategies that allow marketing, business development, branding and data management to have a significant impact on key ratios and the balance sheet. In addition, he has led organizations into the science and art of using member data and market intelligence to design and deploy products, services and marketing messages that support sales efforts.
Characterized as a value-driven entrepreneur, he is cautiously optimist while possessing a contagious sense of humor. He expertly delivers complex ideas and financial education in an engaging and humorous manner. A Marine and graduate of Colorado State University, Jones has been a frequent speaker and presenter at regional, national and international conferences in the banking and credit union sectors.