Verve, a Credit Union, is pleased to announce the hire of Cari Larsen as Controller. Larsen comes to Verve from Byline Bank, where she served as Vice President and Accounting Manager. She has over twenty years’ experience in finance and accounting, including fifteen in senior leadership positions.
As Controller, Larsen will be responsible for working with Verve’s accounting teams to review and finetune financial policies and develop reliable procedures, controls, and reporting systems.
“We are thrilled to welcome Cari to our team,” said Kevin J. Ralofsky, President and CEO of Verve. “Cari is a high-performing leader whose experience and insights will help us make decisions that best support the financial needs of our cooperative and members.”
In addition to Byline Bank, Larsen has experience as Vice President-Controller at Investors Community Bank in Manitowoc, Accounting Manager at Orion Energy Systems, Inc., and Director of Accounting at Broadwind Towers and Heavy Industries, Inc. She earned her BBA in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and her Executive Leadership Certificate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Business, where she was recognized with high honors and scored in the top 5% of her class.
“I am excited to work alongside Verve’s committed and talented accounting and finance teams,” said Larsen. “We have much to build upon as we continue to calibrate the systems and processes that best serve the needs of our members.”
Founded in 1937, Verve, a Credit Union, is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative with more than $1.5 billion in assets and serves close to 65,000 members at 20 locations. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, or worships in 23 counties throughout Wisconsin, Illinois, and Minnesota and to employees of Kimberly-Clark Corp., Fox River Paper Co., the medical services industry, and the immediate family of any current member, or statewide to anyone in Wisconsin, Illinois, or Minnesota through ACC membership. Federally insured by NCUA.