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Getting to Know Anne Thomas of Cavalry Portfolio Services

Anne M. Thomas is one of the ARM industry’s most respected and well-liked professionals. And that usually comes from knowing what you are talking about. And listening to Anne speak here in Las Vegas at RMA’s annual conference, it is clear how much Anne knows about the debt-buying and ARM businesses. Read on to learn more about Anne and why you will likely find her at the gym or at the mall if she’s not in the office.

 

Name: Anne M. Thomas

Company: Cavalry Portfolio Services, LLC

Length of time at current company: 7 years

Length of time in industry: 13 years

 

How did you get your start in the industry?

I was a collection attorney in New York and then opened my own law firm in New York and expanded into New Jersey and Connecticut.

 

What is your career highlight so far? 

Becoming Chief Compliance Officer for Cavalry and working with a truly amazing executive team.

 

When or how are you most productive?  

I am lucky enough to have a great group of people working in my department. Their hard work and dedication makes me more productive.

 

Which industry professional do you admire most? 

Katrina Christakis.

 

What is one thing you do better than everyone else?

Travel

 

What do you like most about this industry? 

I enjoy the fact that many people in this industry often work together toward common goals for the industry overall.

 

What is one thing you wish you could change about this industry?  

Unfortunately, this industry often gets a bad rap, which is unwarranted. I wish I could change that by helping people to understand the customer centric approach taken by companies in this industry.

 

If you weren’t in this industry, what would you be doing?  

Working in fashion.

 

Describe a typical work day.  

There is no typical work day, which is completely fine with me.

 

What is your guilty pleasure?

Shopping

 

What is the best advice you’ve ever received?

Be confident and strong; and always willing to take on more.

 

What are you currently reading?

Emails…

 

What is one fact you’d like everyone in the industry to know about you?

I love a good work out – running, yoga, boxing, pull-ups, weights and spinning!

 

Who else would you like to see answer these questions?

Don Maurice

Tomio Narita

John Bedard

Kelly Knepper-Stephens

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