WEST MONROE, La. -- Coast Professional, Inc. (Coast) is pleased to announce the promotion of Mr. Chris Brown to Vice President of Operations. As Vice President of Operations, Mr. Brown will be responsible for managing Coast’s Operations Department at both the West Monroe, LA and Elma, NY offices and will oversee the operational activities of the company in accordance with company policies, goals, and objectives. Mr. Brown is an experienced leader who will be managing the operations of the company’s large government and campus based contracts, including achieving performance targets, identifying areas for process improvement, and team performance. He will oversee more than 100 operation staff and three directors.
Mr. Brown has more than 10 years of experience in finance and operations and has increased his knowledge of the collection industry over the past 9 years. Mr. Brown started with Coast in 2010 as the Financial Controller and continually expanded his position culminating in his current role as Vice President of Operations. He holds two BBA degrees from the University of Louisiana at Monroe in Accounting and Marketing and holds the Credit and Collections Compliance Office (CCCO) designation from ACA international. Mr. Brown was also named a Top 20 Under 40 award recipient by the Northeast Louisiana Young Professionals in 2014.
“Chris displays the characteristics of a true leader: he is diligent in his effort to better the lives of his staff and consumers; he is strategic in his actions and is dedicated to always doing the right thing,” stated Brian Davis, CEO and Co-Chairman of the Board. “Chris has proven his ability to generate growth, establish rapport with staff, and think on his feet. Through his nearly nine years with the company, Chris has become an important member of our executive team. I want to congratulate Chris on this outstanding achievement.”
Everett Stagg, President and Co-Chairman of the Board commented, “Chris has been part of the company’s significant growth periods, especially our recent growth in the last year. His efforts have generated substantial efficiencies, created stronger revenue, and positively impacted the lives of consumers and staff. On behalf of the professional women and men at Coast, congratulations on this well-deserved promotion.”
About Coast Professional, Inc.
Coast Professional, Inc. is an accounts receivable management company, dedicated to the respectful and ethical collection of higher education and government debt. Coast provides professional collection services to over 200 campus based colleges and universities and government clients. Coast is a five time honoree on the Inc. 5000 list for American’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies provided by Inc. Magazine and in 2016, was recognized for the third consecutive year as one of the “Best Places to Work In Collections” by insideARM.com and Best Companies Group. Since 1976, Coast has worked closely with clients to increase recoveries by assisting consumers in resolving their financial obligations. Coast’s success is exemplified by exceptional recoveries, superior service, and dedication to the highest levels of compliance. More information about Coast can be found at www.coastprofessional.com.