Meet the Senior Management

John Holt President/Chief Executive Officer

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John is the President and CEO of Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union. With over 20 years in the financial services industry (11 in credit unions), he brings a versatile combination of sales, service and operations management experience. He possesses a strong desire to help members achieve their financial goals and is committed to improving the communities Nutmeg serves. With a strong sense of business strategy, John consistently motivates change through teambuilding and the implementation of new products and services.

John brings a unique philosophy to Nutmeg. He frequently strives to make the credit union more appealing by understanding the many financial needs of the membership. His vision is to become an industry leader through technology innovations, making it easier for anyone to transact regardless of delivery channel. Through this member-centric philosophy, John’s goal is ultimately to position Nutmeg as the best provider of financial services in all of Connecticut. In addition to his work at the credit union, John benefits the community by serving on many volunteer boards throughout the state. He earned a Master of Business Administration from Western New England College (Springfield, MA) and a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh (Plattsburgh, NY).

Al Festini Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

FestiniAl180724NSFCU15retjpg.jpgAl joined the Nutmeg team in 2014 as Assistant Vice President, Security Risk Management. After being involved in multiple projects spanning IT, operations, front-line business communications and regulatory compliance, he earned the role of Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Al currently oversees the IT, Operations, Compliance, Risk, Facilities and Information Security departments. With a focus on cultivating teamwork across multiple departments, he has a successful track record of managing multiple projects to completion while also maintaining a strict adherence to government regulations. Al is also skilled at ensuring the security of confidential information through the implementation of controls and solutions. He graduated from DeVry University with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering technology and holds many certifications (CISSP, ISSMP and GSLC).

John Korber Senior Vice President, Strategy & Innovation

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John leads efforts to optimize Nutmeg’s systems and processes in alignment with its strategic vision. A veteran leader in the financial services industry, John thrives at the intersection of people, business, and technology. Before joining Nutmeg, John led the Customer Success team for a rapid growth company building cloud cybersecurity and compliance software. Previously, he ran the technology group for an investment management service provider to independent broker dealers and investment advisors. John holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Tufts University and an MBA from the University of Connecticut School of Business and lives in Glastonbury, CT with his wife and four children.

Greg Angelillo Executive Vice President, Chief of Staff

Greg's primary functions include leading the development and execution of all product and services, with a focus on using data and technology to model, and digitally target all marketing efforts, engaging our members and community's consumers, with a personalized experience, based on their unique current, and future financial needs.   Greg's proven leadership track record, and strong digital and analytical background helps facilitate the alignment of Nutmeg's unique and highly innovative strategy to its existing operations, ultimately transforming the business, and increasing: community and consumer awareness; customized and targeted consumer engagement; membership value, product and solution relevance, and ultimately overall ROA.  Greg's career includes a seasoned journey through small business, start-ups, and corporate America.  Before joining Nutmeg, Greg spent much of the last decade at the Hartford Financial Services Group (Fortune 200 Company) working closely with best-in-class, extremely talented leaders, teammates & vendors.  There he gained invaluable experience and a critical, broad  knowledgebase of data usage and analysis, helping him transform and lead their digital marketing efforts, successfully driving measurable efficiency, which was ultimately used to drive meaningful, incremental, YOY  growth.  Greg has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, as well as various continuing education certifications aligned to his role, and an overall deep desire for winning through what he refers to as collaborative success.

Craig Knell SVP, Chief Financial Officer

Craig leads Nutmeg State's finance, accounting, and enterprise risk management functions. He is charged with balancing fiscal responsibility, strategic growth and prudent risk-taking to deliver consistently reliable membership value. Prior to joining Nutmeg State, Craig served seven years in the United States Navy as a Non-Commissioned Officer before he began his civilian career with the FDIC. During his time in the military, he learned valuable leadership lessons, the power of teamwork, unwavering discipline and relentless work ethic. During his tenure with the FDIC, he specialized in asset liability management and credit risk, and led community bank examination teams to assess all risk types and trained junior staff to ensure the safety and soundness of the banking system. 

Craig holds a B.A. in Economics from Central Connectocut State University and is a Commissioned Financial Institution Risk Examiner.