For Nick Jarman, the self-evaluation that follows a tragedy helped fuel a decision that was 18 years in the making when he left the collection agency he helped start to launch his own consulting practice.
Today is Day Two for RightAway Consulting, a jack-of-all-trades practice that Jarman started on hiw own, with help from his wife, Joani. Jarman announced his resignation as president and chief operating officer from Delta Outsource Group on Monday.
“It was time to look at something different,” Jarman said. “At the end of the day, after taking inventory of everything in my career and my personal life, and after a lot of thought and prayer, I decided it was time to do it.”
The tragic death of Jarman’s 14-year-old nephew this summer also served as a catalyst for him to take stock of where he was and where he wanted to be.
“Life is not limitless,” Jarman said. “You have to make sure that no matter what you do that you’re all in and that you enjoy it. What I do professionally is a huge part of who I am personally.”
Jarman’s hope is that RightAway serves as a partner for any company involved in the collections industry that is looking to improve and be more profitable. Having spent 18 years wearing many different hats in the collection industry has afforded Jarman experience in all facets of the business.
“I have been fortunate to get my hand in every pot in collections — IT, accounting, client support– I’ve been a part of it,” Jarman said. “What makes RightAway so unique is that there is not one little niche we are trying to stay in. We’ve helped put together vendor management, we’ve helped branding and marketing.”
Jarman described the first two days after launching the company a “whirlwind,” and was overwhelmed at the support and encouragement he has received from friends and colleagues.
“We’re floored with type of feedback we’ve got,” Jarman said. “The sky is the limit from here.”