Coast Professional, Inc. Announces Hiring of Todd Langusch to Chief Information Officer

WEST MONROE, LOUISIANA (November 9, 2016) - Coast Professional, Inc. (Coast) is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Todd Langusch to Chief Information Officer for the company headquartered in West Monroe, Louisiana, with offices in Geneseo, New York, and Rochester, New York. Mr. Langusch is responsible for managing and leading the Information Technology Department, ensuring the continued security of data, and maintaining an industry leading, state-of-the-art technology environment.  He will also provide oversight of system and security risk mitigation strategies, establish new technical requirements of Coast’s government contracts, facilitate security audits, and implement new technologies.

Mr. Langusch brings 25 years of experience in the development, implementation, and management of global Information Technology & Security programs, with 17 dedicated to the financial services industry. Prior to joining Coast, Mr. Langusch was the President and CEO of TECH LOCK, Inc., an information technology consulting firm which specializes in collection system technology, business processes, and holistic information security. In addition, he has held multiple top IT leadership positions including the role of CIO. During his time as CIO, Todd was responsible for the reduction of IT costs and nearly doubled employee productivity that resulted in the highest revenue in a quarter for the company.

Mr. Langusch is an active participant in the accounts receivable industry, including being a member of ACA International (the association of credit and collections professionals), the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), and the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2. He has also performed more than 800 security assessments, has held more than 25 different information technology certifications, is an ACA International Certified Instructor and has been previously named as one of the Top 50 Most influential Collection Professionals by Collection Advisor magazine.

Mr. Langusch is an Operation Desert Shield Service Disabled Veteran and was awarded a Southwest Asia Service Medal, a National Defense Service Medal, and a Good Conduct Medal.  During his service, he also earned the Navy’s "E" Ribbon, a Meritorious Unit Commendation, a Sea Service Ribbon, an Overseas Service Ribbon, and various other awards and commendations during his eight years of active duty service.

Brian Davis, CEO, commented on Mr. Langusch’s hiring, “Todd brings an exceptional background of information security knowledge and system implementation to the Coast team. His efforts ensure that Coast continues our technical excellence in securing our clients’ data.”

Everett Stagg, CFO, added, “We have seen firsthand, Todd’s ability to lead a team to success, facilitate large technical projects, and establish secure collection environments. He will help us ensure our continued technical compliance with government requirements and protocol. We are excited to have him join our growing team and help us continue to be a top performer.”

“We are excited to welcome Todd to the Coast Family,” said Roxanne Baker, President of Coast Professional. She continued, “He brings substantial industry experience and an outstanding reputation of providing the highest levels of security to Coast and we anticipate his long-term success with the company.”

About Coast Professional, Inc.:

Coast Professional, Inc. is an accounts receivable management company, dedicated to the respectful and ethical collection of higher education and government debt. Coast provides professional collection services to over 200 campus based colleges and universities, guaranty agencies, and government clients. Coast is a five time honoree on the Inc. 5000 list for American’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies provided by Inc. Magazine and has been recognized for the third consecutive year as one of the “Best Places to Work In Collections 2016” by and Best Companies Group. Since 1976, Coast has worked closely with clients to increase recoveries by assisting consumers in resolving their financial obligations. Coast’s success is exemplified by exceptional recoveries, superior service, and dedication to the highest levels of compliance.