Aspire Federal Credit Union Hires Joseph Riccardo, Chief Information Officer

Clark, NJ, June 04, 2014 --( The $183 million, 24,000-member Aspire Federal Credit Union in Clark, NJ has recently hired a Chief Information Officer.

Joseph Riccardo was recruited on the heels of the Credit Union’s announcement that they will convert their core processing to the Corelation KeyStone platform in 2015.

Riccardo comes to Aspire with a background in managing core conversion projects as well as formerly serving as Product Line Executive at Fiserv Advantage, Aspire’s current core processor. His in-depth knowledge of core technology and his background in working with credit union clients for over 12 years will prove invaluable as he manages Aspire’s upcoming core conversion.

“The CIO position is new to Aspire. We are excited about our core conversion and felt we needed someone of Joe’s caliber to not only assist us with the conversion, but to help us develop new products and services utilizing the advanced technologies that we’ll have access to in the Corelation KeyStone system,” said Thomas J. O’Shea, Aspire President and CEO.

“I am excited about the opportunity to join the Aspire team. I look forward to contributing to the overall success of the credit union and specifically in IT services and delivery, as well as new product development aligned with the strategic goals of the credit union,” said Riccardo.

Riccardo’s 30+ year career in the financial and technology industries has also included work as a Project Manager at Automated Financial Systems and a Senior Consultant at Next Step International.

More information can be found by logging onto the Aspire Federal Credit Union website at, or by contacting Laura Harding at 732-388-0477 x-8104.

About Aspire Federal Credit Union
Aspire Federal Credit Union was originally founded in 1948, and today is a $183 million credit union, serving over 24,000 members within many diverse employee groups throughout the northeastern United States. Aspire Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative, which means all earnings at the end of the year are returned to members in the form of better, low-cost financial services. See more at:
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Laura Harding