If Andrew Hall ever has a bad day, at least he has his own supply of beer to help him unwind. Hall, who has been making his own beer for 30 years, often wonders what it would be like to do so professionally, instead of working in the credit and collection industry. Show him how much better off the industry is with him in it by learning more about him below, especially how he spent his college years.
Name: Andrew C. Hall
Company: Estate Information Services, LLC
Length of time at current company: Nine years
Length of time in industry: Nine years
How did you get your start in the industry?
I was in private solo practice, and was looking at my local bar association publication, and saw an ad for a collection agency that wanted a lawyer to be their compliance officer. I was intrigued, so I sent in my resume. They called, I interviewed for the job, and I’ve been here ever since.
What is your career highlight so far?
Being sworn in as a member of the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States. It was an extremely rewarding and humbling experience to be sworn in during open court with all nine Justices on the bench.
When or how are you most productive?
As crazy as it sounds, I am more productive the busier I am.
Which industry professional do you admire most?
I can’t pick only one. However, I have learned so much from four particular outstanding individuals that they should be mentioned: John Bedard, Leslie Bender, Michael Klutho, and David Schultz.
What is one thing you do better than everyone else?
Being me. No one is better at being me than I am.
What do you like most about this industry?
There are so many challenges, it is never boring!
What is one thing you wish you could change about this industry?
Inconsistent court decisions on seemingly clear sets of facts.
If you weren’t in this industry, what would you be doing?
I would either be a travel planner, or running my own brew pub and making craft beer. I’ve been making my own for almost 30 years. I sometimes wonder what it would be like to do so professionally.
Describe a typical work day.
There is no such thing! Every Monday when I get to work, I make a “To Do” list for the week. Sometimes, the list is completed by Wednesday. Other times, though, I haven’t started the list by Wednesday, due to things that arise.
What is your guilty pleasure?
Going to our cabin in the Hocking Hills area with my wife.
What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
My mentor told me to never take myself too seriously, and never try to be who you aren’t. Clients, opposing counsel, and judges will see right through it.
What are you currently reading?
I just finished reading “Spymaster” by Brad Thor.
What is one fact you’d like everyone in the industry to know about you?
I was my college mascot for football for 3 years. That was a lot of pounds ago!
Who else would you like to see answer these questions?
If he hasn’t already, I’d like to see Roger Weiss’s answers to these questions.