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Michael Kadel
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Seasoned and forward-thinking executive boasting over 25 years of leadership experience, adept at steering cross-functional teams towards transformative change and heightened organizational performance. Proven track record in optimizing customer experiences.

Seasoned and forward-thinking executive boasting over 25 years of leadership experience, adept at steering cross-functional teams towards transformative change and heightened organizational performance. Proven track record in optimizing customer experiences.

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Bio

Michael Kadel, a dedicated C-level executive and board director, exemplifies servant leadership, prioritizing people and fostering strong relationships. His commitment to driving change, passion for nurturing talent, and unwavering dedication to leader engagement have consistently delivered high-growth, performance-driven cultures under his guidance.

  • Expertise: Michael boasts extensive expertise in the financial services industry, spanning Retail, Business, and Digital Banking to Private, Commercial, and Wealth Management, as well as Corporate Marketing and Communications. His entrepreneurial spirit, willingness to make informed decisions and empowerment of others have consistently delivered exceptional client experiences. Michael has also played a pivotal role in seven successful mergers and acquisitions, offering invaluable insights to small and medium-sized businesses in areas such as Human Resources, Finance/Accounting, Culture Transformation, and Organizational Development.

  • Strategy & Execution: Leading large retail experience teams in credit unions and community banks, Michael has orchestrated successful loan and deposit growth strategies, resulting in multiple "President's Club" awards for his teams. His leadership has driven impactful re-branding initiatives, including the development of a culture-focused M&A playbook, ensuring a seamless integration of cultures in mergers and acquisitions and achieving a remarkable 95% employee retention rate.

  • Team & Talent Development: Throughout his career, Michael has fostered achievement-oriented cultures rooted in accountability, recognition, engagement, and innovation. He has championed diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) strategies, resulting in a 5% improvement in workforce diversity across organizations.

  • Board-Level Advisory: Michael actively contributes to various boards, including Working Solutions, the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce, Marin Economic Forum, and Marin Literacy; currently serving as Vice Chair of the Board of By The Bay Health, the largest provider of end of life care in the San Francisco Bay Area. His board roles have encompassed various committee leadership positions in Governance, Finance, and Compensation, focused on mission critical subjects such as strategic planning, M&A, and C-Suite and board succession.

  • Technology Transformation: Michael has spearheaded numerous projects aimed at enhancing customer experiences, including a significant core conversion project for a San Francisco-based credit union. This project led to substantial membership growth and streamlined product launches, reducing the time required to open online memberships from days to minutes. The technology overhaul eliminated over 500 legacy programs, aligning processes with cutting-edge solutions. Michael has also served as a key executive for a Fintech company, focused on training and developing technology leaders in providing state-of-the-art technology for financial institutions.

  • Education and Personal Interests: Michael holds a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics from Kansas State University and is a graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School, where he now serves as an executive teaching assistant to a DEI-focused course, sharing insights from his diverse and unique experiences. In his personal life, he resides in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he enjoys hiking, traveling, and is an avid reader.


Notable Client Achievements

  • Coached 7 executives at a fast growing fintech company leading to stellar results and a 100% retention rate.
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Work History
SSL LAW FIRM LLP
Chief Administrative Officer
Eltropy
VP of Employee Development
SF Fire Credit Union
VP of Retail Experience
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Credentials
  • Cardwell 306 Executive Leadership Program
  • Pacific Coast Banking School | University of Washington
  • BS Agricultural Economics | Kansas State University
Industry Specialties
Financial Services, Healthcare, Retail
Functional Specialties
Administrative, Business Development, Customer Service, Human Resources and more
Expertise
Job Search Strategy, New Grad, Early Career, Mid Career and more

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