Edgars 'Edz' Sturans
President & CEO
Edz (pronounced “edge”) Sturans joined BillingTree as CEO and President in September 2014, bringing a proven track record of leadership and results. 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.
At BillingTree, his primary role is to lead the company’s growth through continued 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.
Edz holds a degree in Linguistics from Western Michigan University