As the CEO of Kaulkin Ginsberg, Mike spearheads all of the firm’s advisory business practices. He leads a premier advisory team that helps industry owners and executives succeed in their growth, exit, and M&A strategies. Clients served include many middle market businesses as well as Fortune 500 companies such as GE Capital and Deluxe Corporation. Mike has been a keynote speaker at industry meetings and conventions, speaking on issues such as “How M&A is Reshaping Accounts Receivable Management” and “The Future of the ARM Industry.” He is a member of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), ACA International, and sits on insideARM.com’s Editorial Advisory Board. Mike is frequently interviewed as an industry expert by the trade, financial, and consumer media, including M&A The Dealmaker’s Journal, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, The Washington Post, BusinessWeek, and The Wall Street Journal. Mike was the recipient of the National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys’ 2009 Don Kramer Award, which recognizes leaders who have made a positive impact on the ARM industry. He was a finalist for M&A Advisor’s “Dealmaker of the Year” in 2007, and was named a finalist for “Investment Banker Dealmaker of the Year” by the ACG National Capital chapter in 2006. Mike writes a recurring blog about the industry and maintains a social media page on insideARM.com. He is an avid New York Yankees and New York Jets fan.
China based Cinda Asset Management (Cinda) began trading on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange this week, underscoring a significant market change that has seen this company emerge as one of the fastest-expanding independent companies in China’s financial sector.
There are two constants in the accounts receivable management industry. The first is change. The second is International Collectors Group.
When it comes to the CFPB and regulators in general the goal among debt collectors, debt buyers, collection lawyers, recovery managers and other collection professionals in the United States should be the same: to establish a unified front to address regulatory change impacting collection practices.
Last week, I was invited to speak at Receivables Management Association of Canada’s 2013 Convention. The buzz at the RMA convention reminded me of the first meetings of the Debt Buyers Association (DBA) in the United States over 15 years ago.
In the debt collection industry, an essential part of our credit economy I am proud to say I have been associated with for nearly 25 years, is constantly portrayed in a negative light because of the actions of a few unscrupulous individual that nearly all of the hundreds of thousands of hard working collection professionals would never resort to.
In the spirit of Twitter’s anticipated IPO, a company whose success is predicated on short bursts of content, I offer you quick bursts of the top predictions I recently made in a webinar.
Reasons behind a sale vary greatly from owner to owner and they don’t necessarily coincide with the ideal time-frame for an owner to sell the business.
Economic and regulatory forces are driving a wave of consolidation in the ARM industry, one that will only pick up.
Last week, I teamed up with renowned industry expert and my good friend Rozanne Andersen to host a webinar focused on trends shaping the ARM industry. We made a number of bold predictions about the future of ARM. I will elaborate on one of them today and I will cover some of the others in future blog posts.
Rozanne Andersen and I are teaming up to provide fresh perspective and valuable insight on the topics we feel are critically important for credit and collection professionals to address in a free webinar on October 9th.