The training was excellent. The information was extremely helpful and actionable. We found the materials all extremely helpful and well presented. An excellent course series!

-Margaret Nieter, Chief Innovation Officer
CommunityWide FCU

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  • Stay Current

    Digital platforms are constantly changing and require ongoing training to stay up-to-date.

  • Prove Digital ROI

    Mastering PPC, Social, SEO & Email is key to winning with digital and driving positive results.

  • Courses Anytime

    Watch on-demand courses when they are convenient to you and can be referenced again and again.

FI GROWTH Academy Instructors

Experienced in Financial Industry Marketing


Meredith Olmstead

Meredith is the CEO of FI GROW Solutions, a financial institution digital marketing agency with team members and clients nationwide. Under Meredith's leadership, her team has truly mastered creating a cohesive digital investment strategy that yields guaranteed results. As a partner and innovator, Meredith loves using her background in teaching to help clients build the internal skills necessary to achieve lasting digital growth.

Chief Strategy Officer

Penne VanderBush

With over 10 years of experience in financial industry marketing, and former VP of Marketing for the largest state-chartered credit union in Vermont, Penne joined FI GROW Solutions as a Chief Strategy Officer with a desire to help financial institutions build and implement digital strategies to stay relevant in the evolving Fintech landscape. Her holistic approach to sales and marketing strategies integrates retail, operations, IT and other areas of the institution to ensure success upon implementation. Penne focuses on increasing engagement, ROI, and bottom line impact by implementing social, digital, and inbound methodologies that align with your strategic plan.

Digital Ads Manager

Ida Burr

Ida has a passion for the ever-changing digital world and helping financial institutions capture their ideal customers through ads. With over 6-years of experience specifically doing digital marketing and content development in the banking industry, Ida seeks out the latest trends, as her goal is always to ensure the best results for FI GROW’s clients. Working with many financial institutions over the years, Ida has identified tips and tricks relevant to the industry to attract new potential customers and engage current customers through digital channels.

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Lauren D.

VP of Professional Development

“Meredith delivers an impactful and energetic presentation that leaves attendees with many takeaways for their respective organizations. Always thought-provoking and leaving the audience eager for more! A delight to work with, I highly recommend Meredith for any event where you are considering digital marketing.”

Alyssa S.

Marketing Assistant

“...they were an absolute dream team to work with. Even though our Credit Union only did the 8 week program, I got so much out of it to continue what they helped us start. The incredible women that run this company are extremely knowledgeable and so thorough! Every step of the way is so well planned but also flexible if need be. I would definitely recommend them to anybody looking for a social media or content marketing overhaul.”

Kristi A.

VP of Development

“Meredith gave an excellent presentation about social media. She has a knack for making something that can be confusing and overwhelming understandable. She provided our credit unions with ideas that they could immediately take back to their shop and implement.”

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who are these courses best suitable for?

    Whether you are a one-person marketing department or have a whole team, all financial institution marketers can benefit from these courses.

  • How long do I have access to the courses?

    Paid students have access to content for each course including any updates to the content for one year. Take advantage of the bundle package to have access to all courses and turn your website into a digital branch that drives revenue impact. This gives you plenty of time to take the course content to train your team and implement with access to us if you have any questions.

  • How can I get my organization to approve the funds for these courses?

    Any of our training courses will have a direct impact on how you do your job day-to-day. We show clear steps that you can take with the resources you will need to "Make It Happen!" We only share tried and tested strategies within the industry. Our instructors have extensive knowledge in the marketing field as well as industry experience. You are in good hands.