Niel Devasir

Job Titles

  • Adjunct Faculty
    Management Information Systems (B.S.) College of Adult and Professional Studies
    Accounting (B.S.), College of Adult and Professional Studies
    Finance (B.S.), College of Adult and Professional Studies
    Business Management (B.A.), College of Adult and Professional Studies


Area of expertise: Leadership theory with an emphasis on translating strategy to execution, organization change with a focus on human care, operations management with efficiency at the center, and information management that leads to differentiating analytics.

Started at Bethel



  • Bethel University, Saint Paul, Minnesota - Masters in Business Administration, 2016
  • Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas - Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, 1998
  • PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, India - Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering, 1997


Niel is an accomplished executive leader with experience spanning public Fortune 125 firm, Capital One; private equity owned financial services companies; top 3 credit union in Minnesota; and top 10 credit union in Wisconsin. As Executive Committee Member, Board Member, Executive Vice President of Fulfillment Operations, and Chief Information Officer, Niel has a track record of building high growth and operationally efficient companies by leading mergers and acquisitions, and overseeing operations, technology, corporate procurement, and analytics functions.

Most recently, Niel served on the Executive Team of Spire Credit Union - Minnesota's third largest credit union by membership - overseeing all aspects of technology and vendor management. He initiated the biggest voluntary merger in the history of Minnesota for Spire and subsequently led three successful mergers in three years. 

Minneapolis-Saint Paul Business Journal awarded him the prestigious 40 Under 40 award for outstanding business and community leadership. Niel serves as Board Chairman of Christian Recovery Center, and is a Board Member for the Red Cross of Minnesota.

Courses Taught

MIST420 - Business Database Management