Meet The 2017 Credit Con Las Vegas Speakers


Matt Listro

Credit Admiral Software

Matt Listro is Co-Founder of Credit Admiral Software and a 21-year veteran of the Credit Repair Industry. Matt’s expertise lies in the credit disputing process. Matt is passionate about uniting credit industry professionals and the sharing of credit knowledge.

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Julie Wooding


Julie Wooding is a Principal Consultant in the Scores group, and has been with FICO since 1993. She works with larger U.S. lenders to help them understand, use, and evaluate our FICO® Score solutions. In addition, Julie provides in-depth credit scoring training to regulators and lenders, most recently in the U.S., Canada, Russia, Mexico, Romania, the Philippines, and Qatar. Julie has experience in behavior and risk score development, and previously worked on the development of FICO® Scores for U.S. and Canadian credit bureaus. In her 23+ years at FICO, Julie also served as a strategy consultant, a role in which she worked with clients to develop, evaluate, and continuously improve their account management strategies. Julie holds a B.S. in Finance and an M.B.A. degree. 

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John Ulzheimer

Credit Expert

John Ulzheimer is a nationally recognized expert on credit reporting, credit scoring and identity theft. He is the President of The Ulzheimer Group. Formerly of FICO, Equifax and, John is the only recognized credit expert who actually comes from the credit industry. He has served as a credit expert witness in more than 230 cases and has been qualified to testify in both Federal and State court on the topic of consumer credit.


Nidhi Verma


Nidhi Verma is senior director of research and consulting for TransUnion’s U.S. Information Services (USIS) division. In this role, Ms. Verma is responsible for delivering insights around consumer financial preferences, behavior and needs to facilitate and empower the consumer lending marketplace with solutions and strategies. Ms. Verma received a Masters in Business Administration from Loyola University Chicago, and her Bachelor of Commerce and Masters of Commerce degrees from University of Delhi.


Sylvia Kundig

Federal Trade Commission

Sylvia Kundig has worked in the Federal Trade Commission’s San Francisco office since 1988. During her tenure, she has worked on matters implicating both antitrust and consumer protection enforcement. Regarding antitrust, Sylvia has negotiated settlements in a number of matters that involved physician price fixing absent adequate integration. She has also assisted in numerous


Todd Stottlemyre

Motivational Coach

Three-time World Series winner turned life coach and professional speaker, Todd Stottlemyre will share with you the secrets to his success. After leaving baseball in 2002, Todd became a stock market analyst for Merrill Lynch and eventually realized his dream of starting a hedge fund. Currently Mr. Stottlemyre is CEO of Inova Center for Personalized Health. Todd has served as CEO for prior companies: Acentia, Apogen Technologies, and the National Federation of Independent Business.

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Stephan and Shalee Schafeitel

The Tad James Company

These are the NLP experts who train the NLP Experts! Stephan and Shalee Shafeital are both International NLP Trainers with The Tad James Company, the leading NLP Training Institute in the world that has been around for 35 years. From their worldwide training programs, business consulting services, and private coaching services, they have positively impacted thousands of people and hundreds of companies to massively improve their results.

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Eric Duerr

Microsoft Bing

Eric is a seasoned digital marketer, with experience in search, display and affiliate advertising. He got his start at Housevalues, followed by and Clearwire before finding his way to Bing. Eric has worked as a Proposal Specialist, Account Manager, Insights Manager and Account Executive, and now works as a Sales Director. With experience on both sides of advertising, he can relate to both the challenges and opportunities that businesses face in today’s highly competitive marketplace.

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John Jonas

John has helped thousands of entrepreneurs succeed in their businesses by doing outsourcing differently. He created and runs, the largest website for finding Filipino virtual workers, with over 250,000 Filipino resumes and over 100,000 employers from around the world using it. He works about 17 hours per week, choosing to spend his time with his family rather than working.


Richard F. Kelly

Senior Regulatory Affairs Advisor, Council of Better Business Bureaus (CBBB)

For five years, Dick has been the Council’s Regulatory Affairs Advisor, assisting Better Business Bureaus across the country in their efforts to report and rate government actions brought against businesses. He is also a member of the task force that updated the BBB Code of Advertising. Dick is based in Arlington VA.

Previous to his work at the CBBB, Dick spent thirty-six years at the Federal Trade Commission. At the Commission, he held numerous staff and supervisory positions and managed dozens of investigations of deceptive advertising and marketing by companies selling consumer products and services.

Dick received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from St. John’s University in 1968 and a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from St. John’s University School of Law in 1971.


Nick Owens

Magnolia Strategy Partners

Nick Owens is CEO at Magnolia Strategy Partners. MSP is a bipartisan government relations and corporate strategic consulting firm that brings together a team of seasoned professionals with both private and public sector experience.

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Robby Birnbaum


Robby H. Birnbaum was admitted to the Florida and Wisconsin Bars in 1999 and also the United States District Courts for the Southern District of Florida and Western District of Wisconsin. Mr. Birnbaum is a member of the Broward County, Palm Beach County, Florida, Wisconsin, and American Bar Associations. He is a member of the Telemarketing, Internet and Privacy Subcommittee that serves the American Resort Development Association. He focuses extensively on regulatory practices for credit counseling and debt settlement agencies, marketing and advertising regulation, and regulatory compliance.

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Sergei Lemberg

Consumer Law Advocate

Attorney Sergei Lemberg has helped over 15,000 individuals recover more than $35 million. Sergei is consistently rated a top Consumer Law Advocate by WebRecon. In fact, he has been designated the “most active consumer attorney” by the debt collection industry. Attorney Lemberg is considered an authoritative source for consumer law issues by national media such as ABC News, MSN, and Chanel 7 in Boston, the Los Angeles Times, Consumer Reports, and the Boston Herald. Mr. Lemberg is a native speaker of Russian, and speaks French and Spanish.

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Doug Minor

Credit Damages Expert

Doug has spent over 30 years reviewing and analyzing personal credit reports and financial profiles of individuals. He has been interviewed and appeared on CBS Channel 2 News, The Real Estate Life News Talk 1590 KVTA & the David Cruz radio shows in Los Angeles and quoted for articles appearing in,, Yahoo! Finance,,, and Entrepreneur Magazine.

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Yitzchak Zelman

Consumer Law Advocate

Yitzchak Zelman is a partner at Marcus & Zelman, a law firm that focuses on representing consumers in claims under the FDCPA, TCPA and FCRA. Yitzchak is one of the most prolific consumer lawyers in the nation and has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of consumers who were wronged by collection agencies, consumer reporting agencies, and creditors. He is consistently at the forefront in identifying novel theories of recovery for consumers, and litigates those theories in courts across the country on a daily basis.

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Bill Behrens

Consumer Law Advocate

Bill Behrens began working as a mortgage broker in 1999. He obtained a mortgage broker license in 2002, and a real estate broker license in 2005. Mr. Behrens also held a credit services organization license from 2012-2015. His experiences advocating for his clients led him to pursue a law degree. Mr. Behrens graduated cum laude from the Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School in December of 2014, and has been an Associate Attorney at the Dann Law Firm Co, LPA in Cleveland, Ohio since May of 2015. Mr. Behrens is licensed to practice law in the State of Ohio, and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.

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Rodney Peak

Credit Repair Champion

Rodney Peak served honorably in the US Army and was severely wounded in combat. Mr. Peak is a graduate of Law School at UNC, and has owned a collections and credit repair firm. He has taught at numerous colleges in mathematics, chemistry, physics, banking, and finance. Mr. Peak is currently retired from teaching, and is now a credit repair specialist and author to various book titles.

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Jason Kaplan

The Credit Pros

Jason M. Kaplan, Esq. is a graduate of Fordham University School of Law in New York, New York. Following Law School Mr. Kaplan served as an Assistant District Attorney for Kings County (Brooklyn), New York. After four years in the Kings County District Attorney office, he co-founded The Credit Pros with Damon DeCrescenzo, where he serves as President and Compliance Officer. The Credit Pros is a massive CSO which signs up 1200 clients monthly

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Chad Kusner

Credit Repair Resources

Chad Kusner, President of Credit Repair Resources, founder of Ohio Credit Repair Association, CRR is a Cleveland based credit consultant that assists and educates both consumer and business clients on FDCPA, FCRA, FACTA and FCBA laws. Mr. Kusner is widely recognized as a credit and lending expert.

Chad is certified by the state of Ohio as a continuing education instructor. The course curriculum is focused on Credit Laws and Lending guidelines, outlining the historical evolution of the FCRA and FDCPA, the current credit environment and the forecast of credit standards to come.

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Dan Sater

Credit Scoring Advisor

Daniel Sater is an Author, Speaker, Credit Repair Coach, and a Nationally Recognized Expert on the FICO Scoring Model. After a decade of researching the FICO scoring model, he founded Credit Scoring Advisor, a credit restoration firm in 2007, and is currently the Chairman of the Education Committee for NACSO, the credit repair industry Trade Association. Dan is responsible for the creation of the Certification Exams for membership and advance Certifications.

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Donna Perkins


Donna is Vice President of The National Association of Credit Service Organizations (NACSO). Donna has been in the Credit Industry for over 20 years and has been a recognized credit education expert. Donna also has served on the Congressional Committee Small Busienss Advisory Board.

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Joel Pate

Student Loan Recovery Plan

Joel Pate is the owner and CEO of the Student Loan Recovery Plan and specializes in helping consumers rehabilitate defaulted student loans. The Student Loan Plan has helped thousands of consumers through the rehab and consolidation process and continues to grow as the leader in Rehabilitations.

As a certified FICO® Professional (FICO Pro), Joel Pate been helping people with their credit since 1988. Over the course of his 30 years of experience, the amount of Consumer Protection and Student Loan law researched is exhaustive. He uses his experience in credit, financing, and student loans to bring a unique approach to the rehabilitation process with tremendous success.

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Gary Nitzkin

Consumer Law Advocate

Gary Nitzkin is the founder of Credit Repair Lawyers of America. Gary has been practicing law since 1990 and suing the credit bureaus since 2008. Gary Nitzkin graduated from Michigan State University with a B.A. in Business. He graduated from Wayne State Law School in 1987 and went on to become a certified public accountant.