Bank First is pleased to announce Kelly Fischer, Chief Operating Officer at Bank First, has been elected to the board of directors at UFS, LLC, a bank technology outfitter headquartered in Grafton, Wisconsin. As a founding owner of UFS, Bank First has representation on the board of directors. Mike Molepske, CEO of Bank First, has transitioned his position on the board to Fischer.
Molepske has served on the UFS board since 2008 and as chairman of the board since 2019. During his tenure, UFS has grown from a local core provider to a regional technology outfitter in the FinTech space (Financial Technology) with a focus on innovative Cyber Security, Managed IT (Information Technology), and Cloud services. The bank’s relationship with UFS allows quick access to the latest advancements in banking technology as well as the ability to offer customizable solutions that match or exceed our competitors’ offerings delivered with significant efficiencies. “With a large data processor, our customers would be far removed from the experts. With UFS, the experts are right there and can get the IT elephant to dance,” stated Molepske.
“It has been an honor to serve on the board of directors at UFS over the past 13 years,” Molepske also stated. “Kelly’s expertise leading our operations team along with our IT department have more than qualified her for her new appointment to the board. She has the essential skills and knowledge to represent Bank First, community banks as a whole, and assist UFS in furthering its success.”
“Our promise as a community bank is to provide innovative products and services that are value driven and UFS has been vital to our innovation strategy,” stated Fischer. “Through my role at Bank First, I have been privileged to work with the team at UFS for over 20 years and am honored to be selected to serve on the board. I am excited to work with fellow board members, the management team, and dedicated employees at UFS and look forward to contributing to its ongoing success in advocating for the needs of community banks.”
UFS was founded in 1991 by Bank First and two additional community banks with a purpose of empowering banks to thrive by delivering complex technology and FinTech solutions with flexibility and innovation. Today, UFS is a growing organization owned by 20 banks and serves banks across the United States.
By, Cassie Krause