March 6, 2012
-- VANCOUVER, Wash.— Columbia Ultimate, an expert in technology and integrated solutions for the collection industry, recently named Sidney (Sid) T. Fingerhut as vice president of business development. In this role Fingerhut will be responsible for overseeing the company’s significant growth initiatives, helping to build strategic alliances, and researching and developing a variety of new markets with a focus on healthcare, utilities, and other emerging opportunities.
“As Columbia Ultimate continues to grow and expand our services, we are always looking for new markets where we can demonstrate the value that our products and people can offer,” said Columbia Ultimate President and CEO R. Fred Houston. “Sid brings more than 22 years of diverse corporate business development and management experience to this position, and has a proven track record of helping companies successfully develop and execute substantial growth strategies. We’re fortunate to have him as part of our team.”
Fingerhut’s previous experience includes developing new corporate business strategies, business development and business management for healthcare, utilities, government and other industries in 39 countries around the world. Outside of work, he enjoys snow skiing, scuba diving, playing golf, and college football and basketball.
About Columbia Ultimate
Columbia Ultimate is an expert in delivering integrated technology solutions and services for enhancing business intelligence, maximizing performance and profitability for the collection industry. Since 1979, the company has led ongoing innovation in debt collection software technology delivering results-oriented offerings that empower organizations to effectively manage and address new and growing challenges in an ever-increasing competitive collection environment.
Today, collection agencies, banks, healthcare and retail organizations, along with state, county and local governments across the country rely on Columbia Ultimate for their collection needs. Columbia Ultimate is privately held with headquarters in Vancouver, Wash. More information is available at www.columbiaultimate.com.