Jefferson Capital is an industry-leading provider of traditional and unique recovery services for consumer charged-off accounts. Our clients include creditors and national debt buyers. We offer services such as a balance transfer credit card program; purchasing and servicing of secured and unsecured bankruptcies, as well as traditional purchasing of distressed portfolios.
President and Chief Executive Officer
David Burton joined Jefferson Capital in 2002. Prior to that he was Group President of OSI Education Services, Inc., a subsidiary of Outsourcing Solutions, Inc. (OSI), one of the nation’s largest accounts receivable management service providers. David entered the accounts receivable industry when he joined A.M. Miller & Associates, Inc. in 1992, eventually becoming its President and COO. David earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan School of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and Law.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Dunn joined Jefferson Capital in 2012 and brings over 30 years of finance experience in both private and public companies. Prior to joining Jefferson Capital, Mr. Dunn served as Chief Financial Officer of Value Options, a privately owned healthcare company. Prior to his time at Value Options, he served in a variety of financial roles for both manufacturing and service businesses. Mr. Dunn holds a B.A., M.A. and MBA degrees from the University of Virginia.
Vice president of Business Development
Mark Cavin joined Jefferson Capital in 2013 as Vice President of Business Development after 25+ years of executive and senior management experience within the Financial Services, ARM and Collection industry. Mark was formerly with Asset Acceptance, LLC, where he served as Executive Officer and Vice President-Collections for their domestic and offshore operations. Prior to joining Asset Acceptance, Mark served as Senior Director of Sallie Mae and Chief Operating Officer at Arrow Financial Services, LLC a Sallie Mae Company. Mark also served as Senior manager with Union Bank of California within the Special Assets Division. Mark is the founder of Collection Intelligence, an Independent Financial Services consulting and strategy deployment firm, who assisted domestic and international company's through-out his career. Mark has been a frequent speaker at national conferences.
Director of Bankruptcy Portfolio Acquisitions and Operations
Johnathan Kirby joined Jefferson Capital in 2002 from Fingerhut, where he played a key role in managing their internal work flow. Since 2002, Mr. Kirby was instrumental in developing Jefferson Capital's proprietary bankruptcy platform. Mr. Kirby has since assumed responsibilities of bankruptcy acquisitions, analytics, and post acquisition performance. He joined Jefferson Capital with a programming background from St. Cloud Technical College.
Director of Portfolio Valuations and Acquisition Analytics
Mark Zellmann joined Jefferson Capital in 2004, as a Financial Analyst. Mark was later promoted to Senior Financial Analyst and again to his current role. His primary responsibility is valuing new opportunities and analyzing existing inventory for the portfolio acquisitions team. Mr. Zellmann holds a B.A. degree from the University of Minnesota, an MBA from St. Cloud State University and earned the Certified Management Accountant designation in 2011.
Director of Balance Transfer Operations and Mail Channel Optimization
Nathan Peterson joined Jefferson Capital in 2002 and has held various leadership positions in analytics, IT and operations. Nathan currently has oversight of the US Balance Transfer Collection and Call Center Operations and is also responsible for the optimization of our mail channel process. Nathan has over 20 years of experience in the credit and collections industry and holds a Bachelor's degree from Gustavus Adolphus College.
New Business Development
Penny Campbell joined Jefferson Capital in 2002, as Manager of External Recovery Outsourcing. Penny has since held a variety of roles including oversight of the US Balance Transfer Collection and Call Center Operation, Client Services and Marketing. She is currently responsible for developing new and existing client relationships in the debt buying, banking, credit granting and telcom industries offering acquisitions and servicing of bankruptcy and charged-off receivables. Penny has over 22 years of operations management and sales leadership experience with 14 years at Fingerhut Corporation. Penny holds two degrees from the St. Cloud Business College.
New Business Development
Rusty Golfis joined Jefferson Capital in 2004. Rusty’s responsibilities include the creation and development of strategic partnerships and the expansion of current client relationships in the U.S. and the U.K. Rusty has more than 15 years of sales and marketing experience. Prior to joining Jefferson Capital, Rusty was a Senior Account Executive and Product Manager for Xerxes Computer Corporation, a national hardware and software reseller and was an Account Manager for Zone Trader, a national surplus asset management company. Rusty attended the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus.