Vice President National Sales & Compliance, Jeff Howell Earns DBA International Certification

Scottsdale, AZ – Bankrupt Debt Acquisitions is very pleased to share that Jeff Howell, Vice PresidentNational Sales & Compliance has achieved the status of Certified Receivables Compliance Professional (CRCP) with DBA International. To earn this designation, Jeff completed 24 educational credits with a focus on credit, collection, and other industry related topics. He was also required to satisfactorily complete criminal background screening conducted by DBA International.

“I am particularly pleased with this accomplishment because it demonstrates the focus that myself and my organization has related to compliance. I am a big advocate of DBA International and their proactive approach within our industry; the educational component that DBA offers enhances our overall perception and credibility so that we can continue to add value and total solutions to the marketplace” said Jeff Howell. “These are very exciting times for Bankrupt Debt Acquisitions as my individual certification sets the stage for us to become company certified within the next few weeks.”

Jonathan Koop, CEO of Bankrupt Debt Acquisitions remarked, “Jeff Howell achieving CRCP status for Bankrupt Debt Acquisitions is yet another step toward our organizations movement to become the preeminent authority that manages bankrupt and deceased accounts.  DBA International now requires all member companies to go through a rigorous certification process which evaluates – competency, compliance, and industry knowledge.  Jeff served as our organizations leader to complete this certification which now gives our company a centralized approach on compliance, regulation, and industry involvement.”

Jeff Howell, Vice President National Sales & Compliance

Jeff Howell, who earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees in business administration from Ohio Dominican University in Columbus, Ohio, has been in the credit, collection, skiptracing, and debt purchasing industry since 1998. Through his strong work ethic and forward thinking mindset, Jeff has become a strong subject matter expert in field of bankrupt and deceased debt with a focus on relationship sales. Jeff is very active within DBA International and currently serves on the Membership Committee, Expanding New Markets Sub-Committee, PR and Marketing Committee of the Certification Council, and the Business Development Task Force.

DBA International

Founded in 1997, DBA International (DBA) headquartered in Sacramento, California is the nonprofit trade association that represents more than 575 companies who purchase performing and nonperforming receivables on the secondary market. DBA member companies work in a variety of financial services fields including debt buying companies, collection agencies, law firms, originating creditors, international members, and industry-related product and service providers. The association provides educational and networking opportunities at major forums, events and conferences, represents the membership before federal and state agencies, and supports the industry where appropriate in appellate cases. DBA’s Receivables Management Certification Program and its Code of Ethics set the “gold standard” within the receivables industry due to its rigorous uniform industry standards of best practices which focus on the protection of the consumer. For more information, visit

Bankrupt Debt Acquisitions

Established in 2007, Bankrupt Debt Acquisitions is an industry leader in the identification, servicing and liquidation of bankrupt and deceased debt. Customer solutions include full bankruptcy servicing, bankrupt and deceased debt purchasing, proof of claim filing, and litigious debtor scrubs. Bankrupt Debt Acquisitions is a proud member of DBA International, Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), and the Better Business Bureau. For more information, visit

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