Getting to Know Michael Zomcik of Rent Recovery Solutions

The “Getting to Know” series is sponsored by Applied Innovation. Applied Innovation is helping to shape the future of accounts receivable management. Product development is driven by customer feedback, agency profitability and compliance and includes platforms addressing client portal access, document management, payment negotiation, Regulation E focused electronic payment authorizations and TCPA communication authorization platforms. Partner with a company who understands your business challenges and evolves to provide cutting edge technology to overcome those challenges and achieve success.

Michael Zomcik is one of those rare finds that you don’t often see out in the wild of the accounts receivable management industry — a newbie. Six months into his stint in the ARM industry, Michael is busy trying to soak up as much knowledge as he can, but he has already learned the most important lesson that everyone in this industry eventually learns — we help our own. Read on to learn more about Michael, why he prefers Mahler to Metallica, and why he sought out the challenges of being an in-house attorney.

Name: Michael J. Zomcik
Job Title: General Counsel  
Company: Rent Recovery Solutions LLC
Length of Time at Current Company: Six months
Length of Time in Industry: Six months in consumer collections

How did you get your start in the industry?
My background is in commercial litigation and product liability defense. I decided to move in-house and apply my experience to a new area of the law.

What is your career highlight so far?
I am creating a new litigation program from the ground up with outside counsel to serve our clients better.

When or how are you most productive?
With classical music playing softly in the background, I can focus on the task at hand without distraction.

Which industry professional do you admire most?
John Bedard is our go-to counsel for industry issues and has a wealth of knowledge to impart.

What is one thing you do better than everyone else?
Make complex issues simple to understand.

What do you like most about this industry?
The camaraderie of your webinar participants and their willingness to share their knowledge.

What is one thing you wish you could change about this industry?
Implement new technology quicker to take advantage of the change in consumer contact preferences.

Describe a typical work day.
Each day starts with reviewing emails and correspondence, followed by the tasks I have scheduled — from drafting letters to reviewing accounts to evaluating which files to refer to our attorney network.

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

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What is your guilty pleasure?
Strong coffee by the pot.

What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
Preparation, which includes intimate knowledge of the facts and law, is essential for a successful outcome.

What are you currently reading?
Noise” by Daniel Kahneman.

What is one fact you’d like everyone in the industry to know about you?
Learning never stops.

Who else would you like to see answer these questions?
Other general counsel to see what best advice they have to impart.

The “Getting to Know” series is sponsored by Applied Innovation. Applied Innovation is helping to shape the future of accounts receivable management. Product development is driven by customer feedback, agency profitability and compliance and includes platforms addressing client portal access, document management, payment negotiation, Regulation E focused electronic payment authorizations and TCPA communication authorization platforms. Partner with a company who understands your business challenges and evolves to provide cutting edge technology to overcome those challenges and achieve success

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