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Cabot Credit Management Appoints CEO for its Spanish Operation PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 01 September 2016
Cabot Credit Management (CCM) announced today it has appointed Jose R Cadena as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for its Spanish operation, Gesif S.A.U.(Gesif) effective from 12 September following the resignation of Melania Sebastian.

Cadena, who has been the Chief Operating Officer for investment company Paratus AMC, a portfolio company of Fortress Investment Group in Spain for the past three years, said: "I am honoured and excited about the opportunity to lead CCM through its next phase of growth in Spain. I look forward to working with the Gesif and Cabot teams in building a world class Credit Management Services business for the Spanish market.”

Sebastian, who has been CEO of Gesif for the past 12 years, has decided to explore other opportunities, but will continue to work with Gesif in a consulting role.

Ken Stannard said: “We are very grateful for the considerable role Melania has played as CEO of Gesif, building the company to its position of strength within the Spanish debt acquisition and debt service market. With Jose’s appointment, we will be taking full advantage of Gesif as a platform for further growth in Spain. He has a wealth of experience from which Gesif can benefit, having directed debt recovery operations in USA, India, Europe and Mexico.”

Sebastian said: "I want to thank Ken Stannard, our employees and partners for their support and hard work in building Gesif. It has been an amazing experience, but I feel that it is time for a change in leadership of the business and change in direction for myself.”

Stannard reiterated the strategic importance of Gesif and the Spanish market to CCM saying “Since CCM’s acquisition of Gesif in Q3 2015 we have invested nearly €100m in Spanish portfolios and see Gesif as strategically important in our future growth plans. In addition, we will strengthen our service offering to clients by investing several €m Euros in the very latest technology solutions.”

Cadena has over 16 years of experience in the financial industry, and for the past 10 years Cadena worked in the USA market as a senior manager for West Asset Management, Director of Collections for Asset Acceptance Capital Corp. and as the Director of International Outsourcing and Operations for Galaxy Asset Management.
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