As your trusted credit union, we at SunWest Federal Credit Union know just how important security and stability is for our members. That’s why we take every measure possible to ensure your accounts and personal information are secure both online and in our branches. Of course, this level of security requires a dedicated team of I.T. professionals working around the clock to protect this vital information. One of those professionals is our very own Host Information Systems Coordinator (H.I.S. Coordinator) Oscar Matienzo.
Having spent the last 17 years as an employee here at SunWest, Oscar has truly become a success story for any employee looking to work their way to top management. Although Oscar started as a Teller back in 1998, he was well aware that he was becoming more and more drawn to the computer field. Fortunately, a position as a Computer Operator opened the same year he started as a Teller and Oscar knew he had to apply. Sure enough, he got the job and was so happy to be given the opportunity to begin his journey in our top-notch I.T. Department. Over time, Oscar learned the ins-and-outs of the department and was able to pinpoint where his interests were within I.T. in the credit union industry. Then, in 2007, he was promoted to Host Information Systems Coordinator where he began managing the daily hosting system. This role has enabled him to resolve issues and maintain updates that are necessary to ensure members have secure access to their accounts online.
While Oscar works diligently to ensure our data systems are always secure, he has learned that as an employee here at SunWest, it is important to get involved and participate in activities throughout our company; he believes attitude is everything. Oscar enjoys the family atmosphere we have here at SunWest and that our employees really do care about one another. He has found over the years that people here really do go out of their way to support each other when times are stressful. Oscar lives by his favorite quote: “Never let the things you want make you forget the things you have.” This means that he constantly strives to appreciate the little things and knows how fortunate he is to work for such a family-oriented company.
In his free time, Oscar loves hanging out with his two sons, hiking, geocaching and being outdoors. In the future, he would like to save money and put aside some time to travel more and enjoy new places.
Oscar has been a great asset and member of the SunWest family and we are so proud to know that our systems and your personal information will always be safe because of his hard work. Thank you for all that you do for SunWest and we look forward to working by your side throughout the future.