Meet the Management Team Behind Our Technology.
Mike CornCEO and Co-Founder
Mike is an entrepreneur with more than 30 years of experience in credit union and real estate-related ventures as well as technology start-ups. As the CEO, Mike drives the vision for the company as well as oversees the operations in technology, finance and human resources. When he co-founded CU Realty Services in 2001, he led the development of the first home search engine to access and display listings from the Phoenix MLS. Prior to starting the company, he was the Founder and President of MC2, a Phoenix-based firm delivering high-level IT design, development, project management and outsourcing solutions to Fortune 1000 companies such as American Express, Motorola, Allied Signal, Intel and Wells Fargo. MC2 was sold to Compuware in 1997. He received his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and is a licensed real estate broker in the state of Arizona.
Tina is an accomplished business leader with more than 25 years of experience in real estate. As COO, Tina oversees the operations in sales, marketing, customer service, and agent relationships. She has been instrumental in expanding CU Realty Service’s national footprint, helping credit unions build better connections with both home-buying members and local real estate agents. Prior to joining CU Realty Services in 2001, she worked with the top sales team at RE/MAX Integrity Realtors, where she was responsible for business strategies, training, motivation, process improvements, and systems implementation. She is a licensed real estate broker in the state of California and holds a real estate license in the state of Arizona.
Jo Ann E Cain, CPACFO
Jo Ann E Cain, CPA, is a senior finance executive with more than 20 years of experience in strategic, operational and financial leadership positions. Jo Ann joined CU Realty Services as CFO in 2016 and is responsible for all aspects of accounting, finance, treasury, and human resource functions. Jo Ann began her career in public accounting at KPMG. She has since held finance leadership positions at various companies including Campbell Soup Company and ARAMARK. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree from Arizona State University, and an MBA from Brenau University.
Tandy VincentDirector of Marketing
Tandy joined CU Realty Services in 2004 and has more than 23 years of marketing and sales experience. As Director of Marketing, she is responsible for driving awareness, engagement and momentum for the CUSO, as well as the overall sales and marketing strategy. Prior to CU Realty, Tandy held marketing and public relations positions with various high-tech and healthcare companies. She graduated from Louisiana State University with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and public relations.
Deborah JonesDirector of New Business Development
Deborah has over 30 years of experience in the credit union industry and began working at CU Realty Services in 2003. In this role, she is responsible for developing strategic partnerships with smaller credit unions and CUSOs throughout the United States, as well as other partnership opportunities. Prior to CU Realty, she was Vice President of Pantea Consulting and Senior Vice President of Strategic Development with Member Gateways, LLC. She was also with BECU and BECU Financial Services for 18 years, where she last held the position of COO. Deborah attended Green River College in Auburn, Washington.
Penny PepperNational Sales Manager
As the National Sales Manager at CU Realty Services, Penny Pepper is responsible for expanding the HomeAdvantage footprint to new credit unions across the United States. She has 35 years of experience in the financial services industry, and teams under her management have won awards for top sales performance and achieved strategic regional expansions. Prior to joining CU Realty in 2013, Pepper was Regional Vice President in the Financial Services division at RR Donnelly and Sales Director at Computershare. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from California State University, Long Beach
Jeff MartinDirector of Account Management
Jeff has over 30 years of experience working in credit union, mortgage, lending and CUSO organizations in a variety of business development positions. He has been a top-producing Account Manager in the Midwest Region since he joined CU Realty in 2013. As CU Realty Services’ Director of Account Management, Jeff is responsible for overseeing our Account Managers and ensuring that CU Realty is building strong, successful client relationships. He has a background in sales and marketing, working with firms such as KAR Auction Services, GMAC Mortgage, NuMark Credit Union, and CU Direct. Jeff is based in the Chicago area and holds a bachelor’s degree from Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana.
Kelly EdelMember Concierge Manager
Kelly joined CU Realty Services in 2005 and has over 30 years of support and account management experience. As the Member Concierge Manager, she is responsible for ensuring high service levels within the Member Concierge team and executing strategies that drive successful, full-funnel member engagement and lead conversion. Kelly began her career with Farmers Insurance Group in 1983, and has held technical, support and account management positions at companies such as Salt River Project, Ryobi Manufacturing and MTD Southwest.
Heather ThorntonAgent Services Manager
Heather has been working in the real estate industry since 2003 and began her career at CU Realty Services in January 2018. She is responsible for managing the Agent Services department, which includes recruitment and acquisition of new agent partners, managing performance and relationships with the agents and brokers in the HomeAdvantage agent network. Before joining CU Realty, Heather held management positions with the Arizona Association of REALTORS, SouthEast Valley Regional Association of REALTORS, and RE/MAX Classic. Heather attended Scottsdale Community College and holds a real estate license in the state of Arizona.
Barry PlumbIT Manager
Barry has more than 25 years of experience in software engineering and solutions management. He was named IT Manager for CU Realty Services in 2013 and is responsible for software development, application development, technical architecture, and operational systems. Prior to joining CU Realty, he held software development and engineering positions with various technology and real estate companies. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa.