Meet Our Team

 

A. Rex Johnson

Owner & Founder

A. Rex Johnson is a leading expert within the credit union and consumer lending industries. He has authored four best selling books plus eight videos. Rex is the former CEO and first employee of Baxter Credit Union, Deerfield, Illinois. During his 12-year leadership, the credit union grew to $300...

David Johnson

CEO

David has been with LSCI since January of 2003. As the CEO, David oversees the strategic direction of LSCI as well as the day-to-day operations. Prior to joining the LSCI team David was an Executive Account Manager for CDW Computer Centers in Vernon Hills, IL. David graduated from the University of...

Ed Swanson

Vice President, Consultant

Ed Swanson is a Vice President/Consultant at Lending Solutions Consulting in Elgin, IL. He is a 34 year veteran of the financial services industry and a 31 year veteran of the credit union industry. He has spoken for over 45 Credit Union Leagues throughout the country on a variety of lending and...

Karin Brown-Purtell

Vice President, Collections Consultant

Karin joined the LSCI team in February of 2006 and comes to us with 29 years of collection and fraud management experience. Prior to joining LSCI Karin worked for three of the nation's larger credit unions, Baxter, Alliant (formerly known as United Airlines Credit Union) and most recently...

Jack Kelly

Vice President, Consultant

Jack Kelly joined the Lending Solutions Consulting, Inc. team in 2009 with 27 years of experience in sales and sales management in the luxury travel goods and business accessories industry.  Jack's career started with industry leader Hartmann Luggage where he won...

Bob Schroeder

Vice President, Consultant

Bob Schroeder, Vice President / Consultant of LSCI began his thirty plus year credit union career in collections before moving on to lending.  He has eleven years experience with two of the largest credit unions in the country, rising to the level of Vice President of Credit.   He...

Lorrie Wohlfeil

COO/Consultant

Lorrie Wohlfeil is one of the most senior employees at LSCI having begun her career in 1995. Lorrie leads all aspects of sales, marketing, and business development for the company. She also spends quite a bit of time on-the-road each month working directly with our credit union clients. In addition...

Tracy Bruce

SVP Finance/Operations

Tracy began her career with LSCI in January of 2000. As SVP of Finance/Operations, Tracy oversees all aspects of the University of Lending and financial transactions for our clients. Additionally Tracy coordinates the set up of all the "road schools". Prior to working for LSCI Tracy...

Scot Vackar

Vice President, Sales

Scot Vackar, Vice President of Sales, has over 30 years of credit union experience, specializing in lending, business development, and branch operations. In his role, Scot is in daily contact with LSCI’s clients and prospects in order to assist them with their training and education needs....

Bill Hultstrand

Vice President, Business Development

As Vice President of Business Development, Bill oversees marketing operations for LSCI, promoting all University of Lending schools and other services. In addtion, he works alongside our sales and operations teams to support our core business functions. Prior to LSCI, Bill worked for Lending...

Stephanie Czekalski

Managing Director, Marketing

Stephanie Czekalski, Managing Director at LSCI, has 15 years of marketing experience in the financial services space.  Stephanie oversees marketing strategy, communications, and creative efforts for Lending Solutions Consulting and the University of Lending. Prior to LSCI, Stephanie was the...

Tiffiny John

Director, Corporate Strategy

Tiffiny John, Director of Corporate Strategy at Lending Solutions Consulting, has over 20 years of proven success training and mentoring credit union professionals and is considered one of the industry’s leading training experts. The combination of Tiffiny’s extensive experience and her...

Rebecca Schmiegelt

Director, Loan Audits

Rebecca (Becki) Schmiegelt joined LSCI in May 2015. Prior to LSCI, she spent 3 years at Corporate America Family Credit Union as a Business Development Officer. She also has experience in the collections and card services areas of a major national bank. She currently directs LSCI's Loan Audit...

Cassandra Whitchurch

Marketing Coordinator

Cassandra Whitchurch, Marketing Coordinator at Lending Solutions Consulting, has 5+ years of proven success in the B2B market, along with the government’s financial sector. Cassandra’s experience enables her to provide a unique prospective on how LSCI communicates and engages clients,...