Farm Credit Financial Partners, Inc. (FPI), the largest and most innovative provider of technology products and services to the Farm Credit System, announces the expansion of its leadership team. These changes come as the company continues to refine its business model to meet the evolving needs of its agricultural credit association Partners. With these changes, the organization is positioned to become more effective, operationally efficient, and mature in the delivery of innovative capabilities. It also aligns the organization with its transformation from building software to leveraging cloud-based market leading technology.
Interim President Bill Lipinski, who previously served as CEO of Farm Credit East, joined FPI in January. Lipinski’s senior leadership team now includes Scott Berard, executive vice president, chief customer officer, Sheryl Shinn, executive vice president, chief operating and information officer, Scott Rousseau, senior vice president, chief financial officer, Mary Mazza, senior vice president, human resources, and Jill Brody, senior vice president, chief audit officer.
In addition, Todd Cyboron has joined FPI’s leadership team as executive vice president, application services. Cyboron spent many years at MassMutual, most recently as the director of application operations, new business, client service and marketing, and enterprise change/release management and environmental management. In previous roles, he served as chief technology officer, product manager of data analytics and reporting, and director of projects and planning. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems from Westfield State University.
Jim McCormack has also joined FPI’s leadership team as senior vice president, engineering and architecture. McCormack previously served as FPI’s senior director of application development since 2016. His teams are responsible for designing and developing the software and applications at the heart of FPI’s innovative ecosystem of cloud-based products and services. His group also provides development support for the company's suite of production applications. McCormack maintains a Lean Six Sigma certification from Dartmouth College and holds a bachelor’s degree in business and a Master of Business Administration from the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University.
Bob Passini, also a member of the leadership team, has been appointed executive vice president, chief risk officer. Passini joined FPI in 2019 as senior director of risk management. He previously worked for a fortune 500 company in the insurance and financial services industry where he served as chief resiliency officer responsible for governing the company’s business resiliency, crisis management, corporate health and safety, vendor risk management and IT and cyber risk management functions. Passini maintains a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) designation, is a member of ISC and FS-ISAC, and served as chair of the LOMA Business Continuity Committee from 2013-2017.
Learn more about FPI’s senior leadership team at financialpartners.com/who-we-are/leadership.
About Farm Credit Financial Partners
Organized in 1995, Farm Credit Financial Partners, Inc. (FPI) is the largest and most innovative provider of technology products and services to the Farm Credit System. A customer-owned service organization, FPI supports six agricultural credit associations (ACAs) from Maine to California with over 62,000 customer-members and over $40 billion in loan volume. Through a partner-driven approach, FPI is improving lending for American agriculture with technology that is robust, reliable, and intuitive.