Brian Kaas is President and Managing Director of CMFG Ventures, LLC and oversees all aspects of CUNA Mutual’s venture capital program. Additionally, Kaas serves as the Vice President of Corporate Development at CUNA Mutual Group. He is responsible for evaluating and executing a broad range of acquisitions and other strategic transactions for the organization. He serves as a board member for several financial technology start-up companies and is a frequent speaker on emerging fintech trends. Kaas joined CUNA Mutual Group in 2012. Prior to joining CUNA Mutual Group, Kaas was a partner at the national law firm of Foley & Lardner. Kaas has a broad range of legal and corporate experience, particularly in the areas of complex commercial transactions including mergers, acquisitions, reinsurance and corporate restructurings. Kaas graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School with a Juris Doctorate. He also received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in Public Policy and Administration with an emphasis in Legal Affairs.