DBA International Makes Appointments to Certification Council

Sacramento, CA, April 21, 2016 – DBA International is pleased to announce the Certification Council’s election of Brett Soldevila as Chair to the eleven-member DBA Certification Council. As a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner, Soldevila brings 11 years of experience working in compliance and internal audits, and currently serves as Chief Compliance Officer for Security Credit Services, LLC. He has served on the Certification Council since 2014 and was most recently Chair for the Council’s Standards Committee.

The DBA Board of Directors recently appointed Celeste Anderson (Frontline Asset Strategies), Kevin Bowens (Atlantic Credit & Finance), William Brauch (retired, Iowa Attorney General’s Office), Svetlana Denekamp (Resurgence Capital), John Graser (Barclays Bank), Ivan Lavinsky (Absolute Resolutions Corp), and Jennifer Wilson (DebtTrader) to serve on the Council. These new members join the veteran members Brett Soldevila, G. Reynolds Sims (G. Reynolds Sims & Associates), Tim Sullivan (HS Financial Group, LLC), and Trudy Weiss Craig (Unifund CCR).

Members of the Certification Council work for industry participant companies. The Council is responsible for the administration of DBA International’s highly regarded and well received Receivables Management Certification Program.

“I’m encouraged by the talent and background these members bring to the Certification Council, it’s vital to have such top industry professionals,” said Todd Lansky, President of the Board of Directors for DBA International. “The Certification program holds each certified company and individual to the highest uniform standards of business protocol.”

By becoming a Certified Professional Receivables Company (CPRC), DBA members demonstrate to the financial services industry, regulators, and consumers that they comply with the highest ethical standards. Company certifications are granted to debt buying companies—as well as law firms and collection agencies—that comply with uniform standards, industry best practices and consumer protections. Certified companies are required to submit to independent third-party compliance audits to maintain their certified status.

About DBA International

DBA International (DBA) is the nonprofit trade association that represents more than 550 companies that purchase or support the purchase of performing and nonperforming receivables on the secondary market. DBA’s Receivables Management Certification Program and its Code of Ethics set the “gold standard” within the receivables industry due to its rigorous uniform industry standards of best practice which focus on the protection of the consumer. DBA provides its members with extensive networking, educational, and business development opportunities in asset classes that span numerous industries. DBA continually sets the standard in the receivables management industry through its highly effective grassroots advocacy, conferences, committees, taskforces, publications, webinars, teleconferences, and breaking news alerts. Founded in 1997, DBA International is headquartered in Sacramento, California.

MaryAnne Kelly, Associate Director
DBA International
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