Meet Our Management Team


For more than 20 years, Credit Control, LLC has been a nationally licensed, full-service receivables organization. We provide customized solutions to meet the individual revenue cycle needs of each of our clients. Our  focus is on partnering with clients to collect their past-due accounts receivable balances and develop strategies to further maximize their financial results. Our management team brings more than a decade of experience in their respective fields, ensuring excellence and reliability.

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Rick Saffer

Chief Executive Officer

Rick has over 20 years of business experience in finance and operations. He has been in collections for 13 years and has been owner and operator of Credit Control, LLC for the past 7 years. Prior to Credit Control, Rick was the Senior Vice President of Corporate Development for the largest revenue cycle management company in the nation, Outsourcing Solutions, Inc., where he was responsible for integrating acquisitions and deploying best practices across all OSI business groups. Preceding OSI, Rick was a Senior Manager in the Business Advisory Group of Ernst & Young and an Assistant Controller for BFGoodrich Aerospace. Rick earned his undergraduate Accounting degree from Bowling Green State University and his Master’s degree in International Finance from The Ohio State University.

Paul Farinacci

Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer

Paul is a seasoned financial services executive with 40 years of experience in the Accounts Receivable Management (ARM), Debt Buying and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industries. His Career includes senior executive management positions at the largest providers of receivables management, customer contact, collection, and call center companies including Student Account Management Services as Founder and CEO, Intercontinental Financial Services as President & CEO, Universal Fidelity as President & CEO, Nationwide Credit as Chief Strategy Officer, SallieMae as President of Student Assistance Corporation, and Iqor as a Founding member of Management and Chief Marketing Officer. Paul has a degree from The Ohio State University in Mass Communications.

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Steve Gerow

Chief Information Officer | 25 years

Steve has over 25 years of experience serving the accounts receivable industry including 17 years with Ontario Systems.  He provides leadership for Information Security and Network Security as well as Application Development and Support. Credit Control utilizes Ontario Systems’ premier collections software platform, Artiva, making Steve uniquely qualified to lead Credit Control’s technology group. Steve manages a team of talented and experienced professionals who are uniquely equipped to tailor solutions for accounts receivables challenges.  He received his college education at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, ME.

Tony Pirotta

Chief Compliance Officer | 25 years

Tony has over 25 years of experience in the Financial Services Industry.  Tony joined Professional Recovery Services, Inc. (PRS) in October 2012 as the Chief Compliance Officer and continued to hold this role post Credit Control’s purchase of PRS.  He leads the compliance and quality assurance teams and is also responsible for implementing controls across Credit Control to ensure compliance to all client, regulatory and company guidelines.

Tony previously held the position of Vice President of External Collections and Recovery at HSBC, where he had management oversight of agency/litigation assignment, internal collections and asset/debt sales.  His responsibilities included management of performance, profitability, expenses, and implementation of quality controls.Tony earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Finance from the University of Phoenix.

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Joe Dibello

Vice President Operations | 16 years

Joe has 16 years of collection and call center experience, including 7 years as supervisor at NCO Financial Systems in Tampa, Florida. He has been with Credit Control for 9 years as Vice President of Operations at our Tampa location. Joe’s 16 years of experience have been focused on credit card collections.

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Jesse Meade

Director of Operations | 19 years

Jesse has 19 years of business experience in the collection industry with 9 years in operations management. 10 years on the front line with 9 years in operations. He has worked in most lines of business including, but not limited to: municipal, education, utility, healthcare, purchased portfolios, credit cards, and legal. In operations, Jesse handles dialer strategies, campaign building, batch skip tracing, and letter strategies.

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Judy Joyce

Controller

Judy has over 20 years of experience in operational accounting serving as a Controller. Her broad experience includes financial management of companies of various complexities in corporate staffing, engineering and manufacturing business segments. She received her BA with a major in Accounting from Maryville University.