Jerry Ashton is a 30-year-plus entrepreneur and specialist in, and veteran of, the field of accounts receivable controls, credit, collections and customer service.

Jerry founded and was President of CFO Advisors, Inc., which enjoyed a 15-year-run as a respected and effective go-to firm engaged by companies wanting CFO’s unique approach to receivables management.  That is, the ability to “get the money AND keep the customer.”

CFO Advisors gathered in a variety of clients ranging in size from Fortune 50 to SME’s. Its staff, both off and on-site, helped manage receivables of over a quarter-billion dollars annually!  One specialized (read: sensitive) 12-month project generated $1,000,000 in revenue for the company and millions in otherwise lost revenue in distressed A/R for the client.

CFO’s people served to consult with, train and staff its clients – all of its approaches contrary to the tired solutions usually found in A/R controls.

Jerry occasionally chairs national and International conferences in his field (the most noticeable being the summer 2009 London meeting of the IQPC – International Quality and Productivity Council and the 2012 Amelia Island collections industry conference sponsored by C&C News ), consults to interesting clients who want to employ the benefit of third-party intervention without the negative trappings of the attorney or collection agency.

He is a good friend, mate, father and grandfather, and now is proving his intent and ability to compile, write and share a book which will help people survive the “Great Recession.”  “Written Off – America and Americans.”

If your next conference needs an engaging, knowledgeable speaker on the subjects of team-building, empowered interpersonal communications and the use of mediation techniques to enable people to focus on solutions and not the problem – drop Jerry a line.  [email protected].