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Company News | Brown & Joseph

A.M. Best Company Reestablishes Brown & Joseph, Ltd. as an Expert Service Provider for 2013

Press Release

July 22, 2013


Brown & Joseph, Ltd. is pleased to announce its renewal by A.M. Best as a A.M. Best’s Recommended Expert Service Provider for 2013. 

In 2011, Dennis Falletti, Senior Vice President of Brown & Joseph, Ltd. was selected as the first A.M. Best Member newly created “Member in the Spotlight”. 

“We are very pleased to be part of the A.M. Expert Provider network and recognize the importance of being rated within the insurance services’ industry. As a service provider, we strive to excel and this award testifies to our clients and prospects that Brown & Joseph will provide the professional services that today’s business environment demands,” says Dennis Falletti.

Founded in 1899, A.M. Best Company is the largest and longest-established company devoted to issuing in-depth reports and financial strength ratings about insurance and insurance-related organizations. Policyholders and depositors refer to A.M. Best's ratings and analysis as a means of assessing the financial strength and creditworthiness of risk-bearing entities and investment vehicles. 

Brown & Joseph, Ltd. is an accounts receivable management firm specializing in insurance industry credit and collections. Brown & Joseph leverages credit scoring with our contingency fee based internal law office collection firm. Our innovative 3-phase approach to debt recovery has a proven track record of attaining higher recovery rates while helping to reduce aged receivables. 



 

2013 ESSBestMark   AM-Best-2012   AM Best Recommended   AM Best Oval


Click here to learn more about Dennis Falletti as AM Best Company's BestConnect "Member in the Spotlight."

Brown & Joseph: Accounts Receivable Management Firm. Credit and Collection Specialists.


Meet the Staff with Abraham Rodriguez

Interview by Allison Sima. June 25, 2013.
    

SIMA: Thank you for taking the time for this interview, Mr. Rodriguez. When did you join Brown & Joseph, Ltd.?  

RODRIGUEZ:  I joined Brown & Joseph, Ltd. in January of 2012.

SIMA: Can you tell us a little more about your role with the company and your department?

RODRIGUEZ:  I am currently a supervisor in training. I am responsible for our Deregulated Utilities Collection Department. My job is to hire the proper personnel to work specific client portfolios, meet our clients’ recovery expectations, handle all disputes, and work with other managers to get a better understanding of the business aspect side of things. That’s just to name a few. It’s a pretty demanding and challenging position that I look forward to facing everyday.

SIMA: Please tell us about some of the enhancements you have made to your department and your team?

RODRIGUEZ:  Well, as I said before, I’m still in training. So far I have worked to create a more cohesive and positive team atmosphere among the department.

SIMA: What attribute, or attributes, do you think are important to have when it comes to being a manager or “leader” in a company?  

RODRIGUEZ:  I believe that you have to be firm and fair when you have to be. Be respectful with your personnel so they respect you. Work hard so your team works as hard as you do. Have high expectations, so your team has those same expectations, and both can succeed. Motivating, being positive at all times and leading by example are what I would consider the main attributes for being a “leader.”

SIMA: What is the best recommendation that you can offer a client when it comes to recovering money owed?

RODRIGUEZ: I would tell a client that the best chance of recovering money owed is to let our company, Brown & Joseph, Ltd., collect for them, as we will provide them the most experienced collectors who are hard working professionals and also provide collectors with a proven track record.

SIMA: What do you think is the best part of working for Brown & Joseph, Ltd.?  

RODRIGUEZ: Aside the hours, it would have to be the opportunity to grow within a company, as well as the opportunity to work with the people on my team.

SIMA: Thank you Mr. Rodriguez for your time and expertise.

Brown & Joseph, Ltd. Appoints Jessica Schneider as New Comptroller

ROLLING MEADOWS, IL, May 10, 2013 — Brown & Joseph, Ltd., a commercial credit and collection agency, announced today that it has promoted Jessica Schneider, CCCO as the company’s new Comptroller.

Jessica Schneider has over 8 years of experience in client services and 4 years of experience as a compliance officer for Brown & Joseph, Ltd. She is a certified credit and collections compliance officer through ACA International. Jessica graduated from the University of Phoenix with a BSB in finance and is planning on continuing her education to procure a master's degree in business administration or finance.

Ms. Schneider began her career with Brown & Joseph, Ltd. 6 years ago. In recognizing that client satisfaction is our number one priority, Jessica has successfully guided production and streamlined operations by helping to match clients' needs and expectations with company goals. In addition, she has attended various ACA International Seminars along with Credit and Collection Workshops in an effort to establish a practical compliance program for Brown & Joseph, placing strong focus on compliance with outside regulatory requirements, as well as internal policies.

While still maintaining her Compliance Officer role, Jessica has recently been promoted to Comptroller at Brown & Joseph in which she will play a key role in overseeing financial analysis and reporting procedures/methodologies for the Company.

“We have a lot of people that work for us and these are people that we rely on daily. Ms. Schneider has been more than an employee during her tenure, she has been one of the people that when you need something done, we give her the project and she will make sure it gets done. At the end of the day, we do not manufacture anything. We are a service business and we are only as strong as our employees. I must say that Ms. Schneider is one of the major bolts that holds Brown & Joseph, Ltd. together!” said Chris Cappuccilli, CEO of Brown & Joseph, Ltd.


About Brown & Joseph, Ltd.:

Brown & Joseph, Ltd. is a leader in Accounts Receivable Management and has represented clients nationally and internationally since 1996. To learn more about Brown & Joseph, Ltd. visit www.brownandjoseph.com.

Brown & Joseph Joins the National Association of Electrical Distributors

Brown & Joseph, Ltd. is a proud member / allied partner of the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED).

Brown & Joseph joined the NAED in April 2013. Brown & Joseph’s #1 goal with the NAED is to build a relationship with the association and its membership that provides education and value.

Headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., the National Association of Electrical Distributors is a 501(c)6 not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving and protecting the electrical distribution channel. NAED connects the entire electrical industry, serving as a hub of networking, education, and research.

The mission of the NAED is to be the voice of electrical distribution by providing members with the best in tools, information and assistance to help them thrive financially and to improve the electrical distribution channel. The four basic pillars of the NAED mission are to provide to our members - Networking, Advocacy, Education, and Defined Standards and Research.



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Brown & Joseph Completes SSAE No. 16

Brown & Joseph, Ltd. Completes Examination in Conformity with Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) No. 16, Reporting on Controls at a Service Organization

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ROLLING MEADOWS, IL, April 18, 2013 — Brown & Joseph, Ltd., a commercial credit and collection agency, announced today that it has recently completed its examination in conformity with Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) No. 16, Reporting on Controls at a Service Organization as of March 15, 2013 that was performed by an independent accounting and auditing firm.

Completion of the SSAE 16 Type I examination indicates that selected Brown & Joseph, Ltd. processes, procedures and controls have been formally evaluated and tested as of a given date by an independent accounting and auditing firm.

SSAE 16 is designated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as an acceptable method for a user entity’s management to obtain assurance about service organization internal controls without conducting additional assessments. In addition, the requirements of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 make SSAE 16 reports even more important to the process of reporting on effective internal controls by public companies.

A SSAE 16 examination is widely recognized, because it represents that a service organization has been through an evaluation of their control activities as they relate to an audit of the financial statements of its customers.  A Type I report includes the service organization's system description and the design of the service organization's controls.

“Information security is a priority at Brown & Joseph, as we know that it is celeb gossip important to our clients. Brown & Joseph works for our clients and will go the extra mile to provide the best service as well as protect our clients’ information,” said Chris Cappuccilli, CEO of Brown & Joseph, Ltd.


About Brown & Joseph, Ltd.:

Brown & Joseph, Ltd. is a leader in Accounts Receivable Management and has represented clients nationally and internationally since 1996. To learn more about Brown & Joseph, Ltd. visit www.brownandjoseph.com.



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