TransUnion announced four strategic hires for its collection vertical, providing a dedicated focus into its first-party collection efforts. 

Scott Carter has joined the company as the division’s group vice president.  Carter is responsible for overseeing all sales efforts and the strategic direction of the vertical in third-party, debt buying and first-party collection efforts.  Carter will report directly to Steve Sassaman, executive vice president, Financial Services.  Carter joins TransUnion from BarclayCard where he was senior director of its Customer Support group.  Prior to Barclay’s, he held leadership positions with American Express and Capital One in the areas of risk management and collection services. 

Also joining TransUnion and reporting directly to Carter in the collection’s division are Rick Juretic, vice president of Sales and Tom Jordan, vice president of Business Development.  Juretic will lead TransUnion’s sales efforts in the first-party arena, focusing on credit card issuers and other lending organizations.  Juretic comes to TransUnion from CBC Innovis where he was vice president of Business Development.  Prior to that, he held positions throughout the financial services industry with Arrow Financial Services and Capital One. Providing additional market insight, partnerships and acquisition opportunities, Jordan will lead the vertical’s business consulting efforts.  Jordan brings to TransUnion a strong background in receivables management and collections, having served as vice president of Operations for Encore Receivables Management.

Joining TransUnion’s Analytic and Decision Services division to support the collections vertical is Stewart Sui.  As vice president, Analytic and Decision Services; Sui will focus on leveraging the use of advanced analytics in TransUnion’s suite of products and services for the collection industry. He comes to TransUnion from HSBC Card and Retail Services where he was vice president of Risk Management and Global Analytics. 

Source: TransUnion Press Release

BIIA Newsletter November 2008 Issue