Thirty years ago on September 8th, 1985, The CMI Group was born in Ft. Lee, New Jersey! Founded by three partners, Arthur Shulman, Bruce Martin and Tom Stockton, CMI was committed to excellence and integrity from the very first day. The company has come a long way over the last thirty years; but has never lost its focus on excellence and integrity.

CMI began as a response to an under-served cable television market. The three partners had extensive experience in market segment and decided to establish a niche upon which to build a solid company.

In 1990, CMI moved to Dallas, Texas, hoping to grow and that’s what they did. That growth has taken them from sixteen employees in 1990 to eight hundred employees today. In 1999, two of the three founders, Arthur Shulman and Bruce Martin, retired from the business and Tom Stockton became the sole owner. Tom now serves as CMI’s Chief Executive Officer and, in 2011, he sold the business to the CMI employees by initiating a 100% ESOP.

Today, CMI is made up of three wholly owned subsidiaries – A to Z Call Center Services, Credit Management, L.P. and The Affiliated Group. It has locations in Carrollton, Texas and Rochester, Minnesota and will soon add a third location in the city of Dallas.

Tom attributes this success to the CMI employees and clients.  Stockton said, “This growth and success would not have been possible without dedicated and loyal employees and clients. Any company celebrating thirty years of successful business operations has reason to be proud; but, it also has lots of people to thank for that success.

“Today, I would like to say how grateful I am to have the privilege to be part of this wonderful organization and have the relationships with both associates and clients over the last thirty years. I would like to thank my two original partners and every associate who has ever worked for CMI. Whether you are still here or moved on in your career, thank you for your contribution to our success. I want to thank all those who have been and still are clients of CMI. I will always appreciate your willingness to put your trust in us.

“Finally, I want to thank my fellow associates at CMI who have invested a significant piece of their professional career here. I can’t express enough how fortunate I feel to have you as colleagues. To all current and former employees and clients, I appreciate you and I have learned much from you. Happy Anniversary, CMI!!”

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