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Think|Stack and Emergifi Leverage Synergies with Strategic Merger

MILWAUKEE, WI – May 9, 2022 – Corporate Central recently announced that its wholly owned technology credit union service organization (CUSO), Emergifi, has merged with Think|Stack, a managed services CUSO specializing in cybersecurity and cloud solutions. The strategic merger forms a stronger technology service provider for credit unions with synergies that leverage the respective teams and clients. The combination of Emergifi and Think|Stack has created a CUSO that offers more comprehensive technology products and services than either company alone.

In 2017, Corporate Central embarked on a mission to bring much needed technology solutions to credit unions by forming the technology CUSO. Now, the corporate says it is time to expand the mission and grow to serve more members and diversify the technology suite of services. The strategic merger was an equity-based deal. Emergifi was acquired by Think|Stack in exchange for equity and one board seat for Corporate Central.

“Culture and service to our members is a core value of Emergifi, which is in alignment with Think|Stack’s mantra ‘People Before Tech,’” said Chris Felton, President/CEO. “This merger gives us the opportunity to provide our members with tech solutions on a larger scale, to improve the digital experience, and fuel innovation for our members.”

“This acquisition will allow Think|Stack to serve a larger portion of the credit union marketplace and will make us a well-rounded technology services CUSO able to serve small and large credit unions alike,” shared Chris Sachse, CEO of Think|Stack. “We are excited to provide Emergifi and Think|Stack’s existing clients with additional service offerings that we each uniquely provide, and to expand our packaged solutions to reach more smaller sized credit unions.”

All Emergifi’s employees have transitioned to Think|Stack, increasing Think|Stack’s team and providing Emergifi’s current clients access to a deeper bench of expertise.

Gregg Tushaus, President of Emergifi and Chief Technology and Strategy Officer at Corporate Central, now serves as a member of the Think|Stack board of directors. He states, “Our merger with Think|Stack forms a stronger technology services company offering more comprehensive technology services and improves our competitive position with a deeper team. Our packaged subscription service, well-suited for small-to-medium-size credit unions, and Think|Stack’s comprehensive cloud and cybersecurity services allow us to serve credit unions of any size.”

The combined resources and thought leadership of its board, powered by strong relationships with Amazon Web Services and Microsoft to help credit unions leverage modern technology tools, makes the merged organization the leading cloud and cybersecurity provider for the industry. Credit unions will now have access to 360 Managed Services Packages, Alert Management, Business Applications, Backup through Acronis or AWS, Breach Response Services, Cloud Security Cameras, Cloud Storage, DNS Hosting, Email, Endpoint Security Management, Implementation and Migration Services, IT Compliance, IT Infrastructure Maintenance, IT Service Desk, Managed Security Services, Network Optimization, Password Management, Patch Management, Product Procurement Services, Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM), RPA, Security Training, SSL Certificate Management, Software Development, Unified Cloud Communications, and Virtual CIO. Learn more about our technology service offerings at corpcu.com.

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