Leaders hold “Executive Roundtable” to share information and develop strategic alliances

 March 28, 2018 – Minneapolis, MN – Executives from leading trade associations representing the accounts receivable management industry gathered recently to strategize and discuss collaborating on projects of common interest.

This Executive Roundtable, which took place during ACA International’s Spring Forum & Expo in Las Vegas, featured an open dialogue about legislative, regulatory and judicial advocacy; public relations; consumer financial literacy, and industry professional enrichment offerings.

“As the accounts receivable management industry continues to thrive despite regulatory, legal and economic challenges, it’s becoming more important than ever for its leadership to engage in a discussion where new ideas are exchanged,” said Rick Perr, ACA International President, 2017-2018. “Strategic alliances and collaborative partnerships are necessary to the future of our industry, thus the fact that such an esteemed group of leaders agreed to meet is testament to the value and commitment of the individuals who represent the accounts receivable management industry.”

The following organizations and individuals participated:

Receivables Management Association International

  • Marian Sangalang, President-Elect
  • Jan Stieger, Executive Director

National Creditors Bar Association

  • Yale Levy, Board President
  • Mark Dobosz, Executive Director

Federation of European National Collection Associations

  • Erwin Falkner, President

International Association of Commercial Collectors

  • Bill Mann, President
  • Jessica Hartmann, Executive Director

Institute for Collection Leadership

  • Lisa Im, Chair
  • Hal Leach, Chief Compliance Officer, Performant Financial

President, Performant Recovery Inc.

ACA International

  • Rick Perr, President 2017-2018
  • Jack Brown, President-Elect 2017-2018
  • Roger Weiss, Treasurer 2017-2018
  • Mark Neeb, CEO

The prospective coalition seeks to leverage this unique opportunity within the industry’s history and present legal environment to voice a unified message to lawmakers, regulators, the judiciary and the public.

“While we are grateful to all who attended this important roundtable, we are extremely pleased that Erwin Falkner, of FENCA, joined us,” Jan Stieger, Executive Director of Receivables Management Association International, said. “Falkner’s presence reinforces the view that European regulators closely track U.S. activity and seek to collaborate with us. We welcome the opportunity to partner with FENCA and others, and look forward to future discussions and joint efforts.”

The group will issue additional statements regarding projects as news warrants.


About Receivables Management Association International

Receivables Management Association International (RMAI) is the nonprofit trade association that represents more than 500 companies that purchase or support the purchase of performing and nonperforming receivables on the secondary market. The Receivables Management Certification Program and Code of Ethics set the global standard within the receivables industry due to its rigorous uniform industry standards of best practice which focus on the protection of the consumer. RMAI provides its members with extensive networking, educational, and business development opportunities in asset classes that span numerous industries. The association continually sets the standard in the receivables management industry through its highly effective grassroots advocacy, conferences, committees, task forces, publications, webinars, and breaking news alerts. Founded in 1997 as the Debt Buyers Association, RMAI is headquartered in Sacramento, California.