David Baldarelli

Chief Digital Officer, Meridian Credit Union and Chief Operating Officer motusbank

David is responsible for overseeing the strategy, management and execution of Meridian’s Digital Banking and Analytics strategy for both Meridian and motusbank, further advancing our overall digital banking experience and capabilities across the organization. This includes a strong focus on driving a superior digital member experience, operational efficiencies, member engagement and growth through development of enterprise data science and analytics capabilities. Digital platforms include the Retail, Small Business and Commercial online banking, mobile apps, digital lending and online member onboarding. With more than 24 years of experience in the financial services industry, David is a seasoned and diverse analytical professional having progressed from analyst to executive ranks with extensive experience in strategy, finance, credit risk, digital, marketing and operations. He possesses strong leadership, innovation, change management and execution skills with a passion to deliver strong business results.  

Prior to joining Meridian, David had held numerous executive positions, and most recently was the Chief Credit and Operating Officer at Mogo Finance, a Canadian digital financial services company. David also served as the Chief Credit Risk Officer at HSBC Finance, Head of Analytics at HSBC Bank of Canada and was the former Vice President, Analytics at Coast Capital Savings Credit Union. During his eight years at BMO, David was responsible for credit risk management across multiple lines of business. 

David has a Bachelor degree in Actuarial Science from the University of Waterloo in 1993, a Master of Business Administration from University of Toronto Rotman School of Management in 2009 and a CPA, CMA professional accountancy designation in 2014. David served as a board member for BC SOS Children’s Village from 2012 to 2016.