September 27, 2023: Receivables Management Association International (RMAI) announced today that Executive Director, Jan Stieger, who has served in the role since January 2011, plans to retire in March 2024. “Under Jan’s transformational and inspirational leadership, RMAI has become a respected leading voice for the receivables management industry and its members tirelessly promoting the important role the industry plays in the credit ecosystem. Whether advocating for the industry or mentoring individual members, Jan has taken RMAI to a new level,” said RMAI President, Anne Thomas.
The RMAI Board of Directors has formed a Search Committee Co-Chaired by RMAI Past President James Mastriani and RMAI President-Elect Brett Soldevila. “In addition to overseeing the creation of the RMAI Certification Program, the growth of the membership, and cultivating a successful association, Jan has been instrumental in forming and strengthening coalitions not only among industry participants, but among state, federal, and legislative bodies,” said Soldevila.
“While Jan has left footsteps that will be tough to follow, the search committee will work diligently to find a replacement who can continue to advance the goals of the association and build upon Jan’s focus on advocacy and coalition building within the broader financial services industry,” added Mastriani.
“Leading RMAI has been a privilege and I will be forever grateful for the opportunity for both personal and professional growth during my tenure,” Stieger said. “I am absolutely committed to ensuring a seamless transition as RMAI reaches new heights protecting and promoting the industry.”
To work with the Search Committee, RMAI has retained the nationally recognized firm, Heidrick & Struggles, to launch a national search. The description of the position has been created. Those wishing to express interest in the position are encouraged to contact Heidrick & Struggles at RMAIexecutiveDirector@heidrick.com.
Receivables Management Association International (RMAI) is a nonprofit trade association representing more than 600 companies that purchase or support the purchase of performing and nonperforming receivables on the secondary market. The RMAI Receivables Management Certification Program is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2023. Together with RMAI’s Code of Ethics, the Certification Program sets the global standard within the receivables industry due to the rigorous uniform standards of best practice which focus on protecting consumers. More information about RMAI is available at www.rmaintl.org.