August 9, 2018, ATLANTA, GA – FLOCK Specialty Finance has launched the FLOCK Advisory Council to support the Company’s continued growth and to help shape the future of the debt buying industry. The Council will offer advice and feedback on key market segments, growth programs and competitive issues. The members will advise the Company’s founder and core leadership team with respect to matters within the areas of their expertise.
The Council is a group of professionals with deep expertise in the debt buying and credit industries and also support services to those fields. “Success in our industry is directly related to the quality and quantity of one’s relationships,” said Michael Flock, Founder and CEO of FLOCK Specialty Finance and Chair of the Council. “Our new FLOCK Advisory Council embodies the power of community. We are proud and we are fortunate to have attracted a cadre of industry leaders and deep subject matter experts to our extended team.”
The inaugural group of members met recently in Atlanta to launch the program. Initial members include:
- Irwin Bernstein, Founder, CMS Services
- Terry Cox, President, The Graham Windsor Group
- Andrew Dietz, Partner, Creative Influence
- Michael Flock, Chairman & CEO, Flock Specialty Finance
- Carl Harkleroad, Founder, Imagined.Cloud
- Michael Hollingsworth, Managing Partner, Nelson Mullins
- Jennifer Priestley, Associate Dean of the Graduate College and Director of the Analytics and Data Science, Kennesaw State University
- Kinny Roper, Managing Partner, Glenbrook Hills Capital
- Reid Simpson, CFO, Rainbow Child Care Center; former CFO, Asset Acceptance
“FLOCK sees an opportunity to change this industry from rough and rigid to more fair and friendly – and to make good money while making the industry a more professional one,” said Carl Harkleroad, Founder of Imagined.Cloud and former CEO of Latitude Software. “Our first FLOCK Advisory Council session was a clear indicator of the firm’s commitment to industry transformation and to using a fact-based approach, informed by knowledgeable people outside the company, to make the best possible business decisions for all parties involved.”
The Council will meet quarterly with special interest discussions occurring among smaller groups of Advisory Council members on a more frequent basis. FLOCK expects to add an additional three Advisory Council participants within the next 6 to 12 months.