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April 6, 2021
Grow CEO Thomas Feindt Recognized as a Top Leader in Tampa Bay
Not only are we incredibly honored that Grow was named the #1 Top Workplace by the Tampa Bay Times, but we also have other exciting news to share. Our CEO, Thomas Feindt, was recognized as a top leader in Tampa Bay with a 2021 Top Workplaces Leadership Award.
What did our team members have to say?
The national Energage survey, which anonymously collected employee feedback about leadership, workplace flexibility, engagement, and much more, showed that our organization received high marks for things like inter-departmental cooperation, open-mindedness and innovation. Among the numerous areas highlighted by team member feedback, a common trend about leadership emerged. One recurring theme? The leadership of our CEO. Here are just a few of the many comments we received from the team:
“Our CEO is smart and innovative. He definitely has his community in mind and that puts great confidence in my work for our members and the company’s future.”
“Our CEO and leadership communicate often with team members, encouraging them to share their thoughts, feelings, ideas and suggestions through one of several platforms that we have available to make sharing easy and safe.”
“I am encouraged by the direction Thomas is taking the organization. I am seeing how we are all asked to contribute, and there is a desire to listen and act on what team members are saying. The response to the pandemic and racial injustice has made me proud to work at Grow.”
Our Chief of Staff, Laurie Holloway, said, “Thomas has embraced his new position as CEO and approached each challenge with grace, tenacity and an expression of gratitude for those supporting him throughout. When asked at the start of the pandemic, ‘What type of leader do you want to be coming out of this?’ Thomas responded without hesitation that he wants to be the leader who does not shy away from challenges, provides a level of honesty and transparency to our team members, and ensures our members’ needs are met. I think he lives up to his goal every day.”
As demonstrated from these remarks and many others, the team at Grow is excited to work with a CEO like Thomas and proud to see our leader receive recognition that’s well-deserved. Congratulations on being recognized as a top leader in Tampa Bay, Thomas!
About Thomas Feindt, Chief Executive Officer
Thomas started his credit union career at North Carolina State Employees’ Credit Union. Over the course of nine years at NCSECU, he developed a passion for serving the financial needs of others, starting as a mortgage processor, progressing to loan officer and branch manager, and finally spending a few years in internal audit. Opportunity knocked once again, and he joined Navy Federal Credit Union, where he led the home equity lending division for three years and the branch operations division for four years. In 2011, Thomas joined Grow Financial Federal Credit Union as executive vice president and became CEO in January 2020. At Grow Financial, he’s been able to live out his values as a member-focused leader with an organization that strives to serve people over profit. Thomas is a self-described lifelong learner, and his educational background includes an undergraduate degree in economics from High Point University, an MBA from Queens University, and numerous executive education programs from Darden, Wharton, Cornell, Stanford and the Center for Creative Leadership. For more than 20 years, Thomas has enjoyed life alongside his wife Megan, and they are the lucky parents to three wonderful children, Reid, Addison and Charlotte.
How to Find Your Routing & Account Numbers
When you make a payment online, by phone or on a mobile device, you may be asked for our routing number and your checking account number. Credit unions and banks use these numbers to identify accounts and make sure money gets where it’s supposed to be. You’ll also need to provide your routing and checking account numbers for:
- Direct deposits
- Electronic checks
- Military allotments
- Wire transfers
Where to Find Your Routing & Checking Account Numbers
Your personal checks include both our routing number and your account number, as shown on the Grow check example below.
Don’t have a Grow check? No worries.
Visit any Grow store and ask for a Direct Deposit Form. It lists both your routing number and checking account number.
Making a Loan Payment
When it comes to making payments, we try to make it as painless as possible to pay your loan every month. We have several different ways to pay, including convenient online options.
You have two ways to pay online by transferring funds from another bank or credit union.
- Grow Online Banking (Preferred payment method for any loan)
This is the simplest way to pay your loan. You can make one-time payments or set up automatic recurring payments in Grow Online Banking. Once you log in, select “Transfer/Payments” from the menu. If you’re not enrolled in Grow Online Banking yet, you can set up your account in just a few minutes.
- Debit Card or ACH (Available for auto, personal and home equity loans and HELOCs)
Note: ACH and debit card payments are not available for credit cards or most mortgages, except HELOCs.
We accept ACH payments with no additional fees or Mastercard® and Visa® debit cards with a convenience fee of $4.95. To get started with an online ACH or debit card payment, select Pay Now below.
Pay by Mail
You can also pay any Grow loan by check through the mail. Please remember to include your account number and Grow loan number on the check. (For credit card payments, please do not write your 16-digit credit card number on the check, which can cause a delay in processing the payment.)
Address for auto, credit card and personal loan payments:
Grow Financial Federal Credit Union
P.O. Box 75466
Chicago, IL 60675-5466
Address for mortgage and home equity payments:
Grow Financial Federal Credit Union
P.O. Box 11733
Newark, NJ 07101-4733