EAST AURORA, N.Y. -- Coast Professional, Inc. (Coast) has hired Michael Del Valle as the company’s Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) and General Counsel. A key contributor to achieving major compliance initiatives across the organization, the CCO/General Counsel provides legal advice, monitors internal and external audits, and oversees the company’s regulatory compliance efforts.
Michael spent the last 14 years as a partner at a national law firm developing compliance management systems. While there, he trained collection agency staff members in Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) supervisory preparedness and advised agencies during examinations. Michael is licensed to practice in the State of New York and specializes in consumer litigation, regulatory compliance, and CFPB enforcement matters.
Working primarily from Coast’s East Aurora, New York office, Michael will be responsible for managing Coast’s compliance team including the Legal / Regulatory and Quality Assurance Departments. He will oversee the company’s legal counsel and corporate compliance initiatives.
“With 25 years of experience, Michael has an extensive knowledge of compliance and its importance in this industry,” said Jonathan Prince, Chief Executive Officer. “His skills and previous work with Coast as our outside counsel align perfectly with our overall mission and daily dedication to compliance. He has become a trusted Coast advisor and will lead our compliance team toward continued greatness. I am excited to welcome Michael to our team.”
Michael has served as a member of the Consumer Relations Consortium Advisory Board and serves as an Association of Credit and Collection Professionals (ACA) Consumer Notice Review Panel Attorney.
He received his Juris Doctorate from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
About Coast Professional, Inc.:
Coast Professional, Inc. is an accounts receivable management and call center company, dedicated to the respectful and ethical communication with consumers. Coast provides professional services to hundreds of campus-based colleges, universities, and government clients. Coast is a seven-time honoree on the Inc. 5000 list for America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies provided by Inc. Magazine and in 2020, was recognized for the fifth time as one of the “Best Places to Work In Collections” by insideARM.com and Best Companies Group. Since 1976, Coast has worked closely with clients to increase recoveries by assisting consumers in resolving their financial obligations. Coast’s success is exemplified by exceptional recoveries, superior service, and dedication to the highest levels of compliance. More information about Coast can be found at www.coastprofessional.com