Guest: Jody Pillard

What has changed since MBFS started working with Weidenhammer? Basically everything. Jody and Mark make sense of the coming AI revolution and what we should be worried about these days with security.


  • [2:00] Jody shares his background and professional career path
  • [6:06] Jody explains how Weidenhammer is different than other tech firms and the evolution of AI
  • [11:46] Discussion of the limitations and accuracy of Chat GPT and whether systems like this will remain free to the user
  • [19:10] Good uses of AI, security, and what causes security breaches
  • [26:28] How working from home has impacted the security world
  • [28:22] What does Jody see happening around AI in the next five years


  • Although the general public believes that AI and systems like Chat GPT are new creations, they have been running in the background for a long time.
  • AI is an extremely expensive process, much more than a typical search engine, and companies will need to devise a way to recover that activity. 
  • Machine learning will make jobs more manageable in the future because it will absorb the mundane aspects of the job, giving more time for creative thinking.


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Weidenhammer Website
Jody Pillard LinkedIn


Mark Ritter is the CEO of MBFS and an expert in credit unions and business lending. His primary role at MBFS is overseeing the strategy of helping credit unions assist members with business needs and consulting with credit unions on planning the delivery of services to their membership.

Jody Pillard is the Chief Revenue Officer at Weidenhammer, a longtime MBFS partner. He likes to say that he helps IT folks have less stress, more time, and more recognition for their hard work.