The Affiliated Group Names New Director of IT

March 21, 2013

MICHAEL GWINNELL
THE AFFILIATED GROUP
Title: Director of IT

VETERAN IT DIRECTOR MICHAEL GWINNELL NAMED DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AT THE AFFILIATED GROUP TO BRING STRATEGIC DIRECTION TO COMPANY'S BUSINESS MODEL

Rochester, MINN. – March 21, 2013,-- Facing rapidly growing demand across many sectors for effective information technology expertise, The Affiliated Group, a leader in Accounts Receivable Management based in Rochester, Minnesota, has named Michael Gwinnell as its new Director of Information Technology, effective immediately. Gwinnell brings more than 35 years of knowledge and experience in the industry. He will play an integral role in shaping the strategic direction for information technology efforts.

Gwinnell’s hiring comes at an important time, says Affiliated Group President and CEO, Mark Neeb, IFCCE,CPA,MBA.

"Given Michael’s history and business acumen, we know he will provide the leadership and insight to keep The Affiliated Group competitive and on the leading edge of the collection industry. We are fortunate to have him join us during this critical period. "

–Mark Neeb, President/CEO.

A solid and well-constructed foundation is a requirement for creating a structure that is long lasting, functional, and dependable. This is true in architecture, engineering, information systems, and business.
–Michael Gwinnell

About Michael Gwinnell

Michael Gwinnell joined TAG in early 2013. He has been an IT Director, programmer, database specialist and network administrator for over 35 years in various industries ranging from retail and wholesale, to medical billing and clinic management, to labor and component tracking for a major railroad. His experience and expertise in the collections industry for the last 15 years has benefitted several major agencies. Michael also brings working knowledge of ISO27001, SAS70, and PCI certifications with him. He will lead the exceptional IT staff at TAG in meeting and exceeding expectations.

About The Affiliated Group
The Affiliated Group offers an array of debt recovery services that are second to none. The company works with a broad base of national clients to create effective cash management strategies that help minimize write-offs, regulate cash flow and increase profitability.
Services offered include:
• Collections
• Recovery Services for Debt Buyers
• Receivables Outsourcing
• Debt Buying
• Check & Electronic Payments Services
• Training

For more information -- or to interview Michael Gwinnell about his new position with The Affiliated Group and the professional collection agency industry -- please contact Mark Neeb at 888-633-7194, mneeb@theaffiliatedgroup.com