Our management team includes some of the most talented professionals in the industry. They bring decades of experience in finance, education, technology, security, research, customer service and operations. They're strategic thinkers, doers and hands-on leaders.
Working together and collaboratively with our client partners, they develop relationships and solutions with equal skill.
Feroze Waheed assumed the role of Premiere Credit President and CEO in 2015. With nearly 40 years of experience in corporate finance, operations, information technology and accounting, Mr. Waheed leads by example and spearheads a culture where ethics, integrity and compliance are cornerstones of the company.
Previously, Mr. Waheed served as Premiere Credit’s Chief Financial Officer. He’s also an expert in financing and building companies with a consistent track record of successful IPOs (initial public offerings).
In 2004, Mr. Waheed founded Astra Business Services Inc., a collection agency serving the healthcare, credit card, telecom and direct marketing industries.
Bernard Zeng is the Senior Vice President at Premiere Credit. Barney has over 35 years of experience leading international and domestic financial services businesses.
Barney is a high energy business leader who transforms businesses into successful high growth organizations. Barney delivers sales performance and operational excellence through enabled, motivated and accountable teams. Barney transitions people into entrepreneurial management teams delivering new concepts and innovative solutions.
Prior to joining Premiere Credit Barney led sales and collection operations at Transworld Systems for 13 years and spent over 20 years prior to that with the Thomas Cook Group working out of offices in the US, Canada and the United Kingdom.
Steven Sturgeon is the General Manager of Operations at Premiere Credit and brings over 20 years of experience in the accounts receivable management industry. Fifteen of those 20 years, were spent providing collections and default management services to clients in the student loans segment of the industry. His clients have included the U.S. Department of Education, all the major student loan guarantors, and several local and state government agencies.
Throughout his career, he has provided dramatic competitive performance improvements utilizing technology, and quality assurance and benchmarking programs. He possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience in all aspects of the collection and recovery process. He has created and implemented processes and account workflows to optimize performance, improve quality and compliance, enhance recoveries and increase focus on clients’ goals.
Prior to joining Premiere Credit, Steve spent 5 years at Van Ru Credit Corporation, as General Manager of Operations, where he managed companywide operations located in Illinois and Florida, and 6 years at General Revenue Corporation as Director of Recovery Operations.