President and CEO, CST Co.

PeteRothHeadshotPalmer H. (Pete) Roth has been with CST Co. since 1982, and he has been the president and CEO of CST Co. since January 2007.   Pete started with the company as a territory sales rep in the Midwest and Midsouth and rose through the ranks, becoming the national sales manager prior to moving into his present position.  He has a degree in Business Administration from Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY and has been happily married to his wife, LuAnn, for 34 years.  Lu and Pete have three children and two young grandchildren they enjoy doting over.

COO, Lyon Collection Services, Inc.

fredwasserspringGraduated from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor's Degree in Management. Received an MBA from the Stern School of Business at NYU in New York City majoring in accounting and a minor in Finance. Started my working career with what is now KPMG Peat Marwick. Passed the NY CPA exam in 1972. Upon leaving KPMG Peat Marwick joined what became Prudential Securities Inc. in various capacities including manager of product line accounting line accounting and controller of fixed income accounting. Became President of Prudential Bache Metal Company, the physical commodities affiliate of Prudential Securities for 10 years. After leaving Prudential Bache Metal Company when Prudential decided to exit the business became President and Chief Operating Officer Michael Anthony Jewelers an American Stock Exchange publicly traded company for 4 and a half years. Upon leaving Michael Anthony Jewelers I became Chief Operating Officer of all Lyon Companies including Lyon Mercantile Group, Ltd., Lyon Collection Services  and Lyon Capital Corporation and 4 other affiliates.

Civic duties:

Trustee and Deputy Mayor of the Village of Saddle Rock New York for almost 20 years. Park Commissioner of the Village of Saddle Rock. Trustee of the Great Neck North Shore Cable Commission, a Public Access Cable Corporation comprising of 15 Villages on the Great Neck Peninsula and Manhasset, NY Villages.

Winner of the “What I would do if I were Mayor of New York?" contest in 1969 that established one-way tolls between New York and New Jersey.

CEO, ABC-Amega, Inc.

DavidHererHeadshotDavid serves as Chief Executive Officer of ABC-Amega, Inc., a global firm specializing in commercial accounts receivable management solutions. He is responsible for setting the company’s long-term vision, strategy and corporate objectives, and for overseeing promotional initiatives to the marketplace. His tenure has been characterized by diversification and enhanced international awareness of the firm’s receivable management services. His focus is on the continued expansion of global capabilities to U.S. and International clients, and leadership in innovative international accounts receivable solutions.

A graduate of George Washington University Law School and the University of Rochester, David joined the company as Vice President and Counsel in 1982, was promoted to President in 1990, and subsequently named CEO in 2000. David’s leadership was instrumental in the company achieving the distinction of being the only private receivable management firm honored with the U.S. President’s “E Star” Award for excellence in foreign trade service and marketing. 

In addition to his company leadership responsibilities, David’s community leadership and board service has included The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Buffalo Seminary, CEPA Gallery, the Buffalo Chamber Players, UB School of Management Dean’s Advisory Council, the United States District Export Council - Upstate NY, and the World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara. In 2016, David was appointed to the U.S. Department of Commerce Trade Finance Advisory Council by then U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker, and was subsequently re-appointed for a second term by current Secretary Wilbur Ross. David is a board member of the Commercial Collection Agencies of America (CCA of A) and currently serves as the organization’s secretary.

CEO, Brennan & Clark

MegScottyHeadshotMeg stumbled into the receivables arena in 1987 and found a home.  Originally accepting a consulting job to create credit policies and procedures while taking a break from her Clothing Design business, she decided the receivable arena was saner.

She uses her creativity and passion for improving the status quo in just about everything she puts her attention to. 

Over the years, Meg has gone from consulting to working for, and eventually purchasing the commercial collection agency Brennan & Clark.  She has created a fun, focused, and purposeful organization.

Along the way, her passion for the industry led her to be involved in the Commercial Collection Agency Association as a Board member and later, she became Chair.  She then championed creating the Commercial Collection Agencies of America, where she was President, and now Past President

Whether raising her two children, out on an adventure with her husband, or enjoying the serenity of the outdoors on her bike, on her skis, or hiking through the mountains, there is never a “status quo”, it is always full on, get in the grind and find the fun in anything.  

President & CEO, GB Collects LLC

GeorgeBreslerHeadshotGeorge started his career in 1987 with credit giant Dun and Bradstreet where he was employed as a final demand collector. After 5 years with D&B George was recruited to another collection agency where he spent 10 years, honing his skills to be promoted to collection manager, before that agency was purchased by Creditek.

Creditek and George split ways immediately and George took the ultimate leap and started GB Collects in April of 2001. George has been able to grow the company from 2 guys working in George’s garage to a staff of 70+, along the way receiving many accolades for their amazing contribution to the community and the industry. GB collects under George’s guidance and 100% ownership has grown every year for the last 19 years.

Named to the 40 under 40, INC 5000 (6 times winner), ESRG award Winner from the Department of Defense, Best places to work last 9 years in a row, Philly 100 fastest growing privately held company 7 times. George is a Founding Member of the Commercial Collection Agencies of America, Board member and Vendor Chair.

George’s other business interests include commercial real and residential real-estate development projects in New Jersey and Maryland with over 7 properties currently in his portfolio.

George has taught the first fully accredited Credit and Collection course at the Burlington Community College; he is a constant fundraiser for the Women’s Opportunity Center of Burlington County and also a fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. 

In his free time George is a mentor to young entrepreneurs, an avid offshore fisherman and golfer. George is dad to 4 great kids and a great husband to his dedicated wife Ashley.

General Manager, Creditors Adjustment Bureau

HumbertoMatzHeadshotHumberto earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Northridge, in 1986.  In 1986, as a “summer job”, he took a collector position at LC Financial in order to learn the art of negotiation.  Promoted to the role of Account Manager in 1988, he directed the handling of debtor accounts along the east coast region, which involved communicating with clients and forwarding attorneys, as well as taking over the training of the collector staff.  In 1996, he assumed the role of General Manager, overseeing the daily operations of LC Financial.

In 2004, LC Financial was purchased by Creditors Adjustment Bureau.  Humberto oversaw the integration of LC Financial operations with those of Creditors Adjustment Bureau.  Today, Humberto continues in his “summer job” as the General Manager of Creditors Adjustment Bureau, overseeing the operations of the collection, sales, administrative, and legal departments.

Creditors Adjustment Bureau is a premier commercial collection agency with an in-house law firm of 5 collection attorneys and a full staff of paralegals and legal secretaries.