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Tony Boutelle

Tony Boutelle is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Origence. Tony has over 30 years of credit union industry experience, beginning his career at the Colorado Credit Union League in 1985. He continued his career at the California Credit Union League in the beginning of 1987 and moved to CUNA Mutual Group in 1991, and he held executive positions at both companies. He returned to the California Credit Union League in 1994 to start CU Direct Corporation—now Origence. He has built the network to include 1,100 credit unions that represent 59 million members and 19,000 auto dealers.

Under Tony’s leadership, the company has grown into the nation’s leading lending technology solutions and services provider for credit unions. Tony has successfully expanded the organization to include products such as Origence arc OS (origination system), arc DX (digital experience), arc MX (marketing experience), and CUDL Indirect Lending. In 2022, Origence helped credit unions fund $78 billion in new loans and over $418 billion since the company’s inception.

Tony has served on several industry and charitable Boards over his career and currently serves on the Children’s Hospital Orange County (CHOC) Foundation Board.

Tony graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor of Business Administration.


Origence®… a new brand for the future of lending

For 25 years CU Direct has helped deliver a better digital lending experience, increase efficiencies, and fuel growth. With a vision to create the ultimate origination experience, we introduced a new brand for financial institution technology and solutions—Origence. Our new Origence website is where the journey begins…

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