Hunter Warfield revenue recovery

 Management Team

Steve Sobota Founder & CEO    

Stephen Sobota Founder & CEO
As founder and CEO of Hunter Warfield, Stephen Sobota’s responsibilities include the overall strategic development of the company. Steve has been in the industry since the age of 18 when he took on a summer job in collections to help finance his college education. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree from Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., Steve co-founded Pierce, Hamilton & Stern (PHS) in 1983. Twenty years later, he founded Hunter Warfield. Steve has advanced his business from a basement operation in his family home to a company with 180 employees, handling nearly $1 billion in debt. Active in a wide range of industry-related associations, Steve is a 25-year member of ACA International, the premier association of credit and collection professionals.

Todd Wahl, President    

Todd Wahl President
As President of Hunter Warfield, a national revenue recovery partner, Todd Wahl is charged with overseeing and directing all aspects of the company's processes. Prior to 2009, Todd served as Vice President of Business Operations for the company. In this role, he developed and deployed work strategies and service models to ensure positive results for all clients. Todd’s senior level managerial experience in the collections industry spans the past two decades. Previously with NCO Financial Group, he was responsible for overseeing daily operations, sales, and collections for the Commercial division. Todd attended Pennsylvania State University.

     

James Neely Vice President - Sales & Marketing
As the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Hunter Warfield, James Neely is responsible for the management of our sales, service, marketing and data entry teams; overseeing enterprise level clients; developing our strategic partnerships; and continuous improvement of our agency’s offerings. With more than 15 years of experience in the third party collection industry, James is highly skilled in data analytics, high level communication and public speaking. Prior to joining the agency in 2003, James was on the project management team with Verizon and attended Florida Institute of Technology for Computer and Electrical Engineering.  James enjoys spending time with his 3 children, fostering for the state and coaching his son’s baseball team.

 Jeffrey Gartland    

Jeffrey Gartland Vice President - Collections
Jeffrey has a long and illustrious career in collections. The numbers don’t lie; he delivers results. While at AAA Credit Service, Jeffrey increased productivity 20 percent. His tenure at US Bank included the management of $17 billion in receivables where he significantly reduced losses. And, during his first six months at Integrity Solution Services, Jeffrey increased revenue by over 50 percent. He is an active member of several professional associations and has completed many professional development courses to ensure his ongoing knowledge of the laws and the technology that are essential to collections. Jeffrey attended Saint Louis University.

 Jonathan Juchnevics

   

Jonathan Juchnevics Vice President - Human Resources
As a seasoned and nationally certified HR executive, Jonathan Juchnevics is responsible for all personnel related aspects of Hunter Warfield's operation. Having worked previously with Hilton Worldwide, AirTran Airways, and BES, Inc., he brings over 15 years of experience in employee relations, employee engagement, human resources strategic planning, training, and benefits administration. Active in the community, Jonathan helps Hunter Warfield employees coordinate community service events on a quarterly basis. Jonathan is an active national Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) member, as well as a member of HRTampa. Jonathan is nationally certified both as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by the HR Certification Institute and as a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) by the Society for Human Resources Management.  In addition, Jonathan is CompTIA Project+ Certified. Jonathan received his Bachelors Degree in Human Resources Management from Western Governers University.

  Thomas Allen Wright

     Thomas Allen Wright Vice President - Acquisitions
“Allen” Wright has lived the classic entrepreneur story. As a young man, he founded K&A Crylics, focusing on the design and fabrication of plastics and composite display fixtures for companies such as Timex, Target, Bed Bath and Beyond and Radio Shack. For 25 years he grew his team to 80 members, occupying a 45,000 sq ft facility. In 2005 he sold the company to a multi-billion $ conglomerate, continuing on as President of the company for eight additional years. After recently taking a six month sabbatical in Scotland, Mr. Wright joined Hunter Warfield. “Since I’ve built and later sold my own business, I easily identify with the needs and concerns of agency owners. As Vice President-Acquisitions I bring this perspective to owners considering a sale, which benefits everyone.”

Mr. Wright attended the University of Tennessee. He is a past President of the Bedford County, Tennessee Chamber of Commerce. He was a volunteer firefighter for 15 years serving as Assistant Chief and Safety Training Officer. He served as Chairman of the Shelbyville, TN Airport Authority and was a private pilot for 10 years. Allen is an avid golfer.