Rick Wargo is the Chief Operating Officer of Compliance 4 Credit Unions, a collaborative compliance consulting CUSO. Rick has nearly 30 years of experience working with financial institutions, chiefly credit unions. He started his career with the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and then devoted 24 years to the credit union movement serving in compliance and advocacy roles for the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association. Rick also gained valuable transactional experience as an Assistant Counsel for PHEAA, a student loan servicing organization.
Rick re-entered the credit union space in 2017 serving as an independent consultant. That journey spawned the creation of Compliance 4 Credit Unions in 2019. Rick continues to build the CUSO’s infrastructure while advancing the compliance interests of participating credit unions.
Rick is passionate about delivering compliance assistance in a turnkey manner, enabling credit unions to focus on member service. He is well versed in credit union structure and governance, membership matters, consumer protection, and all facets of regulatory compliance.
Rick earned a bachelor’s degree and Law Degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He also holds an advanced law degree in Banking Law Studies from the Boston University School of Law.