Mike Atkins began his career working as a petroleum engineer for Amoco. But when the price of oil dropped from $35 to $12 a barrel in 1986, he found himself without a job. So Mike packed up his truck, and went back to school to earn his MBA which led to a position at Deloitte Consulting and a long career in financial technology. In 2003, while serving as CIO for Bellco Credit Union, in partnership with Bethpage Federal Credit Union, they established Open Technology Solutions (OTS) as a CUSO serving the technology needs of both organizations. Their organization now consists of 3 credit unions and two CUSOs that provide shared services for all technology and back-office operations.