Coast Professional, Inc. (Coast) has promoted David Den Houten to Chief Compliance Officer. Mr. Den Houten has served as Coast’s Vice President of Compliance and General Counsel since late 2013. He has been responsible for spearheading the organization’s ongoing efforts to maintain its extensive compliance and licensing requirements, as well as managing the legal aspects of the company.

The announcement was made by Brian Davis, CEO of Coast. “David’s expertise has been an invaluable addition to Coast, and his innovative thinking will continue to aid the growth and strategic direction of our firm,” said Mr. Davis. “His formidable understanding of the legal issues that affect the collections industry has only enhanced our commitment to our clients, helping Coast deliver ethically sound, borrower-friendly collection programs to the hundreds of higher education clients that rely on Coast to recover their debts.”

Mr. Den Houten has more than 14 years of experience as an attorney in the collection industry, and is an expert in the complexities of compliance. He has built a reputation in the industry for his expertise in overseeing corporate compliance.

David Den Houten

David Den Houten

“David is the perfect choice for this role,” said Everett Stagg, President and Partner of Coast Professional. “He has proven himself to be an admirable leader since joining our firm, and has provided invaluable insight into the multifaceted aspects of compliance. We are pleased to add him to our executive team.”

Mr. Den Houten received his undergraduate degree from Grand Valley State University, and his Juris Doctor from Wayne State University. He is a member of ACA International, the National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys, and the American Bankruptcy Institute. He is admitted to the Bar in the states of New York and Michigan.

Coast Professional, Inc. focuses exclusively on the collection of educational receivables. Coast provides collection services to over 200 campus-based colleges, universities, and guaranty agencies, and is a top ranking small business contractor for the U.S. Department of Education. Since 1976, Coast has worked closely with clients to increase recoveries by assisting borrowers in resolving their financial obligations. Coast’s focus on education is exemplified by superior recoveries, excellent service, and dedication to treating borrowers with courtesy and respect.

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