Verve Selects Mitch Kime as Chief Growth Officer

Oshkosh, WI – Verve, A Credit Union has selected Mitch Kime as its new Chief Growth Officer. He was placed by DDJ Myers, the well-known leadership development firm that offers a broad range of solutions to help clients optimize their greatest assets - their people.

“Verve is thrilled to announce Mitch Kime as our new Chief Growth Officer. With his visionary leadership and strategic expertise, we are poised for new growth and innovation,” says Kevin Ralofsky, President & CEO. “Mitch's dynamic approach will drive transformative initiatives to reignite our brand and product offerings, enhance member experiences and help to propel Verve to new heights.”

Kime brings 30 years of diverse experience as a financial executive across sales, marketing, operations, credit risk, and product line leadership to his new role. Prior to joining Verve, he held various executive positions at KeyBank. Kime also previously served in senior-level roles at Capital One, PNC and National City Bank.

“I am honored to be joining Verve, A Credit Union.  As Chief Growth Officer, I am thrilled to embark on this journey of driving innovation and expansion for Verve,” says Kime. “With a focus on fostering sustainable growth and seizing new opportunities, I look forward to collaborating with our talented team to elevate our impact in the markets we serve and deliver value to our members.”

In addition to his expertise in strategy development, operational execution, risk management, and delivering continuous improvement, Kime is passionate about employee engagement, consumer experience, and helping teammates and members thrive.

The executive recruitment process, facilitated by DDJ Myers, has been instrumental in identifying the best candidate for the Chief Growth Officer role. "I’m incredibly grateful to DDJ Myers for their exceptional support throughout the recruitment process. Their responsiveness, professionalism, and dedication ensured a seamless experience, ultimately leading to my placement,” says Kime. “Their commitment to finding the best fit for both candidates and companies sets them apart, and I look forward to continuing our partnership in the future.”

Kime earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Siena Heights University and is a Graduate of the CBA Graduate School of Retail Bank Management. He and his wife Stacy have four children and three young grandchildren. Kime enjoys animals, hiking and biking, reading, and traveling.

About Verve, A Credit Union
People helping people is what credit unions were founded on, and it’s what we live and breathe at Verve. We like to help people in unexpected ways…from Random Acts of Verve (our way of surprising community members with acts of kindness) to the energy and enthusiasm we bring to each and every member we serve. We’re not your average financial institution and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Learn more at

About DDJ Myers, An ALM First Company
DDJ Myers specializes in leadership success through executive recruitment, strategic organization, and board development for financial institutions. In addition, they offer a broad range of online assessments to help companies optimize their greatest assets – their people. DDJ Myers joined forces with ALM First, a strategic partner that offers depositories an array of financial advisory services, in 2022 to provide expanded educational opportunities and solutions to help clients optimize both people and financial performance. Learn more at or visit our parent company

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