The CUInsight Experience podcast: Nader Moghaddam – Good partners (#99)

first_img 58SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Randall Smith Randall Smith is the co-founder of, the host of The CUInsight Experience podcast, and a bit of a wanderlust.As one of the co-founders of he … Web: Details Show notes from this episode:A big shout-out to our friends at Trellance, an amazing sponsor of The CUInsight Experience podcast. Thank you!Check out all the outstanding work that Nader and his team at Financial Partners Credit Union are doing here.Shout out: Debbie PainterShout out: JamesShout out: Bob DorsaShout out: Phil AltmanShout out: Darren HermannShout out: Rudy HanleyShout out: Jill NowackiShout out: CU DirectShout out: California/Nevada Credit Union LeagueAlbum mentioned: Darkside of the Moon by Pink FloydBook mentioned: Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done by Larry Bossidy, Ram Charan and Charles BuckPrevious guests mentioned in this episode: Debbie Painter, Jill Nowacki (episodes 4, 18, 37, 64 & 82) In This Episode:[02:17] – Welcome to the show, Nader![03:04] – Nader shares why he feels it’s so important to network and connect outside the walls of his credit union.[06:18] – Nader speaks about how he has grown as a leader during this past year.[08:40] – Listen, as Nader discusses some of his biggest concerns for credit unions going forward.[11:23] – What can credit unions do to stay relevant to financial services?[13:28] – Nader discusses why having a good relationship with the board is so important.[16:02] – Nader shares what he will be proudest that he and his team have accomplished a year from now.[17:14] – He speaks about his motivation for taking the position as President and CEO of Financial Partners Credit Union.[19:20] – Has the motivation changed with years on the job?[22:12] – Nader shares some advice for anyone who desires to become a CEO.[22:42] – “Always make your boss win because, through their success, you will be successful.”[23:57] – For the good of the cause and the magnificent FPCU and may the force be with you are two things that his team has heard him say often.[25:21] – Have you always had the ability to make hard decisions?[26:39] – That you have all the answers as a leader is a myth he wants to debunk.[27:21] – Nader speaks about the early mistakes he made and mistakes he sees young leaders make today.[28:22] – Nader shares some advice he was given that still stays with him.[29:11] – Nader doesn’t recall having a mentor, but he has had some really good bosses.[30:16] – He says he would get on his bike, go for a ride, and hit the pickleball court with his brother.[31:49] – Nader shares that he was shy and serious in boarding school, and the only time he got into trouble was when he acted poorly to being called a name.[34:34] – Nader thought he would be a civil engineer when he was young.[35:02] – Do you have any routines that, if you don’t, makes your day feel off?[35:42] – What is the best album of all time?[36:32] – Is there a book you think everyone should read?[37:25] – Getting stuff done has become more important.[38:29] – Nader shares that his dad is the first person he thinks of when he hears the word success.[39:32] – Do you have any final thoughts for our listeners?[40:12] – Thank you for being on the show! Subscribe on: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher Books mentioned on The CUInsight Experience podcast: Book List How to find Nader:Nader Moghaddam, the President and CEO of Financial Partners Credit [email protected] center_img Thank you for tuning in to episode 99 of The CUInsight Experience podcast with your host, Randy Smith, co-founder of This episode is brought to you by Trellance transforming data into actionable insight for credit unions from coast to coast.My guest on today’s show is Nader Moghaddam, the President and CEO of Financial Partners Credit Union in California. We talked about what it takes to be a good leader, great insights into board relations, and why that CEO board relationship is so important and difficult for people just moving into the CEO role for the first time. Nader also talks about why he feels it’s important to be part of the credit union system beyond his credit union’s four walls, whether that’s at the state or federal level.Nader shares why his connections outside of the credit unions’ four walls is so important. He feels he has grown as a leader during this pandemic, and explores the change in traditional credit union responses with work spaces and talent acquisition. Nader also speaks about how important it is to have a good relationship with the board as a C-suite leader and the ability to embrace transition through technological advances.Listen in, as Nader discusses the motivation for taking the CEO position at Financial Partners Credit Union and how that motivation has changed with years on the job. He believes his team has done a tremendous job with their flexibility, dedication and focus throughout the year and looking forward to the next few quarters. His idea of a great day is taking off on his bike, playing pickleball with his brother, and finishing up with a beer.Wrapping up with the rapid-fire questions, we learn that Nader is a Pink Floyd fan; he was a shy, studious kid in boarding school, and he thought he was going to be a civil engineer when he grew up. When it comes to who he thinks of when he hears the word success, it’s his father. His father lived a long life and did many things, never sitting idle. I hope you enjoy this conversation.last_img read more

Waterfront mansion offers Hollywood-style luxury on the Gold Coast

first_img MORE NEWS: Where do The Avengers call home? They put their own stamp on the house while renovating it, including adding feature wallpaper. It exudes luxury from every corner.“We opened up the indoor outdoor spaces and made the entertaining spaces bigger,” Ms Frost said.The open plan downstairs living area, including the kitchen and outdoor entertainment spaces, was Ms Frost’s favourite part of the home.“We entertain all the time,” she said.“There’s the billiard room, the bar, the barbecue area.“Even if it’s raining, we can host a huge big party here.”Deciding to sell the property was hard but Ms Frost said it was the right move.“We’re ready to downsize, all our older children are adults now,” she said.“I love the house, we love living here but really the house is way too big for us.“If I had a choice, I’d shrink the house and stay.”The property will go under the hammer on May 5. The owners spent about two years renovating the property. The owners are only selling the house because they need to downsize.To top it off, a courtyard pool overlooking the water offers the perfect spot to kick back and relax on the weekends.The waterfront house is so impressive, you’d never guess it has been partially rebuilt.Owners Shaun and Helena Frost spent about two years renovating the five-bedroom house.The couple fell in love with the property from the moment they set eyes on it, but that wasn’t what made them buy it seven years ago.“It’s a magnificent home but it was the chance to renovate it and breathe new life into it,” Ms Frost said.“It almost needed rebuilding.“Because the house is so big, we were able to section it off and … live in it.”More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa11 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoThey stripped it then built it back up, making sure they put their own stamp on it. MORE NEWS: Sale marks milestone for Coast streetcenter_img There are plenty of spaces to entertain guests. The waterfront mansion at 26-28 Donegal Cres, Sorrento looks like it belongs in Hollywood.IT looks like the type of mansion that would be home to Hollywood’s rich and famous.From the street, the towering white facade and full-size tennis court flanked by tropical palms are a good indication the Sorrento residence is one of pure luxury.But it is not until stepping inside that the full extent of that luxury can be appreciated.Its white palette accentuates specific details, including feature wallpaper, elaborate lighting and modern fixtures and fittings.Multiple living spaces, including the seamless flow between indoor and outdoor areas, show the house has been designed with entertaining in mind. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:44Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:44 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p288p288p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow to bid at auction for your dream home? 01:45last_img read more

Kay’s Deery Series tires pass lab test

first_imgVINTON, Iowa (May 8) – The tires that took Justin Kay to the checkers in Sunday’s Deery Brothers Summer Series feature at Quad City Speedway passed testing at an independent laboratory with flying colors. Tire samples were sent for chemical testing. “We have results from the lab, which verified the tires were legal,” Tour Director Kevin Yoder said. “Race results have been declared official and Justin has been paid the $3,000 for his win.” Random tire sampling will continue throughout the IMCA Late Model tour as well as at events for other sanctioned divisions this season.last_img read more