Howard Mooney, President & CEO

Mr. Mooney is Chief Information Officer of First Busey Corporation and President/Chief Executive Officer and a Director of FirsTech, Inc., a retail payment processing subsidiary of Busey Bank. Mr. Mooney, who joined the company in August of 1997, has more than 25 years of financial services experience.

Bill Borrini, Executive Vice President

 As Executive Vice President of IT & Programming Bill is responsible for all aspects of FirsTech Operations in addition to Information Services and application development for FirsTech and Busey Bank. Through his tenure with the company FirsTech has expanded our product offering to include the latest in solutions while delivering unparalleled service and system availability.  FirsTech focuses on our customers and their immediate and future technology needs. Having managed FirsTech Client Services and Operations division for over 10 years Bill brings a customer centric approach to the products and services FirsTech develops and implements for our clients.

Jason Freeman, Executive Vice President of Business Development and Relationship Manager

 Jason is  responsible for all business development within FirsTech. He is also responsible for Cash Management systems and technology for FirsTech’s parent company Busey Bank. Jason is  a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) and has over 15 years of financial service experience.

Vijay Krishnan, Senior Vice President Operations and Project Management

Vijay is primarily responsible for managing both internal and client facing implementations of FirsTech’s strategic objectives and solution suite. She also assists the team with client relationship management. In her professional career, she has worked in a variety of roles in the financial services industry including treasury management, payment processing, banking operations and customer service. She currently holds the Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) and Accredited ACH Professional (AAP) designations.

Christen McLeod, Vice President Client Relations and Project Management

Christen McLeod is responsible for developing, maintaining and growing FirsTech’s portfolio of business. She works with developing client service strategies, contract negotiations, and managing the execution of internal and external projects. Christen serves as the daily point of contact for FirsTech’s clients, leading initiatives and strategies through to implementation and offering solutions for the scope of the projects as well as ensuring client satisfaction. She has more than 12 years of client management, project management and business development experience. Christen holds a BS in Business Marketing from Indiana University.

Josh Andrews, Vice President Technology Solutions

Josh has lead the development and implementation of innovative IT solutions for over 15 years. In his role as Vice President, Technology Solutions at FirsTech, Josh is responsible for leading IT Consulting Services and project delivery for our client's technology needs.  Josh holds a BA in Public Relations from Murray State University.