Wade Stayzer

Member of the Niagara College Board of Governors


Wade Stayzer

With more than 20 years of financial services experience, Wade Stayzer is Meridian’s Senior Vice President and Chief Member Experience Officer. In this role, he oversees Meridian’s Retail, and Commercial lines of business while developing the credit union’s distribution partnerships, organic Member growth and enhanced sales and service experience.

Since 2005, Wade has been instrumental in shaping Meridian’s retail delivery strategy while establishing a culture of employee engagement. Over his tenure at Meridian, Wade managed key lines of business including Small Business, Retail and Wealth. He has also led various strategic initiatives including the branch and banking system integration of Meridian’s legacy Niagara/Guelph Wellington and Desjardins Credit Union mergers.

A long-time supporter and champion of the Ontario credit union system, Wade has held a variety of roles and responsibilities at Niagara Credit Union – one of Meridian’s legacy credit unions.

In 2010, Wade was recognized as one of Niagara’s Top 40 under 40 for outstanding business achievement and community leadership. That same year, he was also recognized by the St. Catharines Chamber of Commerce as the Young Professional of the Year.

A tireless community advocate, Wade is currently a Governor at Niagara College, a member of the Rotary Club of St. Catharines, and a proud member of the 2021 Canada Games Host Society for the Niagara Region.

Wade received his MBA from McMaster University and currently resides in Niagara.