Credit One Bank, a data-driven financial services company based in Las Vegas, has added Alan Cunningham, Brandy Santa Cruz, David Rodriguez, Om Prakash Thakur and Rob Pittman to their corporate leadership team.
Alan Cunningham, serves as the vice president of IT, audit and compliance, focusing primarily on developing and implementing new and innovative IT projects, specializing in security, audit and compliance. He has an array of certifications, including strategic planning, policy and leadership, systems and networks, is a certified information system security professional and a certified project manager. Previously, he worked as the chief information officer for the state of Nevada, leading a multifaceted department responsible for all forms of technology and communication within the state. While not at work, he is also a motorcycle riding instructor, racer and a snowboard instructor.
As vice president of compliance, Brandy Santa Cruz leads the compliance testing and validation team, conducting compliance risk assessments, partnering with the risk team to build out the Bank’s second line of defense, and collaborating with her colleagues across the organization to develop a more robust framework for controls. She is certified in people leadership and leadership excellence from Harvard Business Publishing alongside an associates degree in liberal arts and sciences from the College of Southern Nevada. Before joining Credit One Bank, she was with the Hard Rock Corporation for five years as an auditor and casino accountant and American Express for 13 years as a global risk and compliance senior manager.
David Rodriguez, senior vice president of quality and certification, guides his team to ensure the Bank’s software products deliver exceptional value to both the business and cardholders. He and his team perform exhaustive testing at every point in the software development lifecycle until the software is actively running in the Bank’s production environments. He holds a Bachelor of Science from California State Polytechnic University. David has over 30 years of experience in quality where he has led teams as large as 500 team members on multiple occasions.
Om Prakash Thakur, vice president of IT production management, works to leverage artificial intelligence to derive real-time insights and automate tasks to augment the technology operations teams, eliminate resource intensive and mundane tasks and more. He brings 15 years of key technological expertise, having worked in advancing service delivery, project management and risk mitigation leadership roles. Om Prakash holds a bachelor’s in mathematics from Delhi University, India, and a master’s in computer application from Anna University’s College of Engineering.
As vice president of balance, growth and underwriting, Rob Pittman oversees the development and execution of programs that promote the best interests of existing cardmember usages. He has his MBA from Alliance Manchester Business School, with a focus in finance, as well as a Bachelor of Education. Prior to joining the Credit One Bank team, he managed lending portfolios across 44 countries, led the development of two new auto decision underwriting platforms for consumers and small businesses and was part of developing an AI engine that could predict credit cardholder delinquency.
Credit One Bank is a financial services company and one of the fastest-growing credit card issuers in the U.S. Founded in 1984 and headquartered in Las Vegas, Credit One Bank offers a full spectrum of credit card products including cash back and points-based cards as well as high-yield certificate of deposit and savings accounts. Credit One Bank is also an official partner of the Las Vegas Raiders and the Official Credit Card of NASCAR, WWE, the Vegas Golden Knights, and Best Friends Animal Society. Learn more at CreditOneBank.com , in our Newsroom or on social media (@CreditOneBank) on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn.