Columbia Ultimate, an expert in technology and integrated solutions for the collections industry, recently named Nancy McLaughlin as director of business development. In this position McLaughlin is responsible for developing new business opportunities for Columbia Ultimate’s family of solutions, including its newest collections platform Ajility and integrated scoring and performance offering, UltimateAnalytics.

“Nancy’s dedication, passion and vast knowledge of the credit and collection industry are second to none,” said Columbia Ultimate President and CEO R. Fred Houston. “We are extremely pleased to have such a well respected and talented industry professional join the Columbia Ultimate family.”

McLaughlin brings to Columbia Ultimate more than 40 years of experience as a credit and collections expert and most recently served as vice president over partner integration with eBureau.  During her time with eBureau, McLaughlin oversaw the development of a strategic partnership with Columbia Ultimate and The Intelitech Group to offer custom predictive scoring and skip-tracing designed to help clients maximize profit-per account. Prior to joining eBureau, she played an instrumental role at LexisNexis building profitable strategic alliances and oversaw the market launch of the Banko solution for Dolan Media.

“Now, more than ever, the market is ready for truly innovate solutions,” said McLaughlin.  “After being a partner of Columbia Ultimate’s for many years, I am confident we have the tools and capabilities to raise the bar and help our clients improve performance, compliance and overall profitability.”

Outside of work, McLaughlin enjoys visiting Florida in the winter with her husband and spending time with her five children and seven grandchildren.

Established in 1979 and headquartered in Vancouver, Wash., Columbia Ultimate is a privately held corporation servicing healthcare, collections agencies, debt buyers, banking and finance, retail and government sectors.

The Columbia Ultimate family of companies includes Columbia Ultimate, RevQ, HealthWare Inc. and The Intelitech Group. RevQ provides industry leading software solutions and consulting services to improve collections in the government sector. The Intelitech Group is a business management and debt recovery consulting company that provides technology solutions designed to enhance profitability. HealthWare Inc. provides collections solutions to the healthcare industry.