Edz (pronounced “edge”) Sturans joined BillingTree as CEO and President in September 2014, holding this position until January 2019 when he transitioned daily CEO duties to Chris Lee while retaining his seat on the Board. Edz has been a visionary in the Accounts Receivables Management (ARM) Industry since 1998 and has extensive experience in business development and customer relationship management. Prior to joining BillingTree, Edz was President of CR Software where he successfully grew the business by over 450% and facilitated the company’s 2012 sale to FICO®, where he most recently served as VP of Global Product Services.
Earlier in his career, Edz’s entrepreneurial spirit led him to the hospitality/restaurant business where he spent fourteen years owning and operating multiple restaurants in Michigan and Vermont. During this time, his leadership proved both creative and effective – from managing people on the front lines to providing successful financial results. His move to software development within the ARM Industry was prompted by his interests in management and technology stemming from his own business needs and a drive for new business challenges.
Edz holds a degree in Linguistics from Western Michigan University.