Two Sales Industry Veterans Join Propel Financial Services
SAN ANTONIO, TX – March 1, 2014 – Propel Financial Services, LLC, a leader in the Texas tax lien financing industry, today announced the appointment of industry veteran Bobby Finken as Director of Nevada Sales and Hi Leva as Vice President of Sales and Business Development.
Finken joins Propel from Tax Ease where he served as the company’s Commercial Loan Officer for over eight years. He was responsible for helping 3,000 Texas property owners pay over $80 million in delinquent property taxes. Prior to his time at Tax Ease, he was the Sales Manager at Eagle Picher Minerals, one of Nevada’s largest mining operations.
Finken has a B.S. in International Business from Oklahoma State University and currently serves as President of The Lakes of Coppell Homeowner’s Association. He will be based in Propel’s Dallas location and be responsible for overseeing all sales in Nevada, which recently passed legislation allowing property owners to use a third-party partner to pay delinquent property taxes.
“Bobby is a tremendous addition to our team and an expert in helping business customers find solutions to their property tax payment needs,” said Propel
President Jack Nelson. “We are excited to have him join our company and look forward to incorporating his extensive understanding of commercial clients into our business.”
Leva joins Propel from Clear Channel, a media and advertising leader, where he was Senior Vice President of Sales – Sales Operations and PMO, leading efforts to achieve best-in-class sales force effectiveness, change management and serving as the business owner for sales tools and systems. Prior to Clear Channel, he spent seven years at Tekelec, a telecommunications firm in Morrisville, NC, last serving as Director, Global Sales Operations, Sales Strategy and Global Inside Sales. He also spent eight years at Lucent Technologies in a variety of roles in new business development, partnership development, and product management and development.
Leva earned his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and
a BoE in Biomedical Engineering from Vanderbilt University. Based in Propel’s San Antonio office, he will be responsible for the strategic and tactical
management of Propel’s sales and business development channels as well as identifying and implementing new revenue channels that will complement Propel’s
“Hi’s deep sales experience makes him a valuable asset to our team,” said Nelson. “We are thrilled to have him on board, helping lead Propel toward our growth goals.”
About Propel Financial Services
Propel Financial Services originates and services property tax payment plans in Texas and Nevada, helping people who are delinquent on their property taxes create affordable and flexible payment plans. With a property owner’s consent, Propel will pay the property owner’s delinquent property taxes directly to the local taxing authority, which then transfers the tax lien to Propel. Additionally, Propel provides tax lien solutions nationwide by working closely with municipalities and government officials to find solutions to unpaid property taxes.
Headquartered in San Antonio with offices in Dallas and McAllen, Propel is the largest tax lien transfer company in Texas and is home to 80 employees. The company has repeatedly been recognized as a “Top Workplace” by the San Antonio Express-News. For more information, please visit the company’s website at propelfinancialservices.com. Propel Financial Services is a wholly-owned subsidiary
of Encore Capital Group (Nasdaq: ECPG).
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