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.
Deborah JonesDirector of Client Services
Deborah has over 30 years of experience in the credit union industry and began working at CU Realty Services in 2003. She is responsible for overseeing client relationships throughout the United States, as well as managing all new credit union implementations with a team of account managers. 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.
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.
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.
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.
Heather ThorntonAgent Recruiting and Retention 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.