ARM veteran brings industry & technology experience to lead BillingTree’s growth in delivering superior electronic payment solutions

PHOENIX, Ariz – September 23, 2014 – BillingTree® Payment Solutions announced today the appointment of Edgars “Edz” Sturans as its new CEO and President. Edz was previously President of CR Software LLC (now part of FICO®), where he transformed the company into an Accounts Receivables Management (ARM) Industry leader, growing the company from 22 employees to over 110 employees in 7 years and orchestrated the sale in 2012 to FICO – a leading provider of credit scoring, decision management and fraud detection services. At FICO, Edz served as VP of Global Product Services, responsible for the company’s field leading application and tools products.

As BillingTree’s new CEO and President, Edz is chartered with leading the company through its next major expansion including furthering electronic payment adoption and technology within ARM, Auto Finance, Healthcare and complementary verticals. He oversees the strategic direction of BillingTree, is active in day-to-day operations of the company and provides oversight on all key initiatives.

“I am delighted to join BillingTree, especially after working so closely with the company over the years servicing the highly regulated yet rewarding industry of ARM,” said Edz, speaking on his appointment. “I am excited to now be focused on the payments services, solutions and innovations our current and future customers desire, and look forward to expanding on BillingTree’s advanced payment technology to perpetuate the company’s outstanding record of success.”

“Everyone at BillingTree is looking forward to working with Edz and I am delighted to announce his appointment,” commented Scott McCollum, Chairman of the Board, BillingTree. “When we started our search for a new CEO we knew we wanted someone who would champion our culture, someone who was well respected and well-connected in the ARM industry, and someone who was extremely well versed in technology and product development. We have worked with Edz over the years and he fits these three qualities perfectly.”

About BillingTree

BillingTree’s mission has centered around assisting companies with growing their business by delivering cost-effective, compliant payment solutions that increase and accelerate collections. Committed to and serving the accounts receivable industry for over a decade, BillingTree is the industry leader in the breadth of integrations with core collection platform systems and payment technologies, and in payment compliance. At BillingTree – Your Growth is Our Business. For more information, visit www.mybillingtree.com or call 877.4.BILLTREE.

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