Bill Bartmann

“I’m on a mission to reform the debt
collection industry in America.”

Bill’s Awards & Acknowledgements

Named “National Entrepreneur of the Year” (twice)
by USA Today, NASDAQ, Inc. Magazine, Ernst & Young, and The Kauffman Foundation

Been inducted into the “Entrepreneur of the Year” Hall of Fame

Created novel financial instruments that are still being used on Wall Street

Had Harvard Business School use him as a Case Study

Been granted a permanent place in the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of American History

Been included in the Forbes Magazine list of the 400 Wealthiest Americans

Named as “One of the Top 100 Entrepreneurs of the Last 100 Years”
by the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, Allbusiness.com, and Apple Computer

Had his management techniques published in college textbooks and taught at universities across America

Been awarded the American Academy of Achievement’s “Golden Plate Award for one of the 20th Century’s Most Extraordinary Achievers” — an award previously bestowed upon five U.S. Presidents and three Nobel Prize winners

Accomplished the first “Investment Grade” Wall Street securitization of non-performing unsecured loans

Borrowed more than $3.1 billion from 120 different lenders for more than 180 separate transactions —
all for privately held, startup companies

Acknowledged by the Nilson Report as having created the “Largest, Best Trained, and Most Efficient Debt Collection Operation in the World”

Acknowledged by BusinessWeek Magazine as “One of the Top 30 Family Friendly Companies” in the United States

Acknowledged by BusinessWeek Magazine as “One of the Best Entrepreneurs”

Lauded by Supreme Court Justice, Clarence Thomas for his “Minority Enterprise Initiative”

Acknowledged by BusinessWeek Magazine as “One of the Top Ten Family Oriented Businesses in America”

Acknowledged by Working Woman Magazine as “One of the Top 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers”

Named one of the “Phoenix 50” by Success Magazine

American Academy of Achievement

American Academy
of Achievement

One of the
20th Century’s
Most Extraordinary Achievers

Smithsonian Institution Museum of American History

Smithsonian
Institution

Permanent Place
in the Museum of
American History

National Entrepreneur of the Year

NASDAQ,
USA Today,
Ernst & Young

National Entrepreneur
of the Year

Entrepreneur of the Year

Merrill Lynch &
Inc. Magazine

Entrepreneur
of the Year

Harvard Business School

Harvard
Business School

Case Study

US Chamber of Commerce Blue Chip Enterprise Award

US Chamber
of Commerce

Blue Chip
Enterprise Award

Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Ethics in the Marketplace

Better Business
Bureau

Torch Award for
Ethics in the
Marketplace

American Consumer Council Friend of the Consumer Award

American
Consumer Council

2013/2014
Friend of the
Consumer Award

American Business Awards The Stevie Award

American
Business Awards

2013 The Stevie Award
Customer Service Dept
of the Year

Oklahoma Business Ethics Consortium Ethics Award

Oklahoma
Business Ethics
Consortium

2013 Ethics Award

Best Places to Work in Oklahoma

OKC Biz

Best Places to Work
in Oklahoma 2013

Entrepreneur of the Decade

Oklahoma
Investment Forum

Entrepreneur
of the Decade

Inc. 500 #6

Inc. Magazine

500 Fastest Growing
Private Companies
Ranked 6th

Inc. 500 #8

Inc. Magazine

500 Fastest Growing
Private Companies
Ranked 8th

Inc. 500 #37

Inc. Magazine

500 Fastest Growing
Private Companies
Ranked 37th

Inc. 500 #243

Inc. Magazine

500 Fastest Growing
Private Companies
Ranked 243rd

Inc. 500 #347

Inc. Magazine

500 Fastest Growing
Private Companies
Ranked 347th

Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women Corporate Excellence Award

Oklahoma
Commission
on the Status
of Women

Corporate Excellence
Award

Oklahoma Investment Forum Venture of the Year

Oklahoma
Investment
Forum

Venture of the Year

The Oklahoma Eagle Consumer Advocacy >Award

The Oklahoma Eagle

Consumer Advocacy
Award

Association of Southern Governors Governor's Cup

Association of
Southern Governors

Governor’s Cup

Entrepreneur of the Year

Oklahoma
Investment
Forum

Entrepreneur
of the Year

Oklahoma Entreprenuer of the Decade

Governor of
Oklahoma’s

Oklahoma Entreprenuer
of the Decade

Will Rogers Award

Oklahoma Legislature

Will Rogers Award

Outstanding Achievement and Setting a Standard of Excellence Award

Who’s Who
of Executives

Outstanding Achievement
and Setting a Standard
of Excellence Award

“Bill Bartmann is a good steward! He knows he has been given a special gift and he shares it with everyone he touches. He has made a profound positive difference in the lives of so many.”

― Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, “Mother Teresa”

“William R. Bartmann embodies the spirit of entrepreneurialism; He has boosted the economy of the City of Tulsa and the State of Oklahoma by founding one of the fastest growing companies in the nation; His generosity has benefited many people in need across the state.”

― Frank Keating, Former Governor of Oklahoma

“Bill Bartmann survived failure, remade one of the country’s ugliest industries.”

― Inc. Magazine

“The people I know who are successful, the people who contribute to our society, are people who have failed many times, who have been frustrated many, many times, who have been broke, like Mr. Bartmann, many times. But somehow, they never quit. Soak in from Mr. Bartmann these positive energies, this advice, this counsel, this plan. Take it back with you, implement it.”

― Clarence Thomas, U.S. Supreme Court Justice

“Bill Bartmann is a Populist Capitalist. Bill Bartmann... put a seedy and inefficient industry on the road to respectability.”

― Fortune Magazine

“Bill Bartmann has built a big business of bad debt. He also may have made bill collectors kinder and gentler. None of it would have happened if he hadn’t gone broke.”

― USA Today

“The only thing that will change you from where you are today to where you will be five years from now are the people you meet, the dreams you dream and the books you read. Read and study Bill Bartmann’s book, Billionaire Secrets To Success, and you will change dramatically for the better.”

― Lou Holtz, Coach

“Patron Saint of the Second Chance. A second chance. Who better to offer it than Bill Bartmann.”

― The Wall Street Journal

“Of all the people who have been on my show, none of them have been up and down more than you. You have seen it all, from the bottom to the top — three times and now back on top. Congratulations!”

―Donny Deutsch, CNBC “Big Idea”

“Bartmann is a quintessentially American figure. Perhaps that is because he is, fundamentally, a pioneer and a frontiersman, a relentless optimist with unbounded self-confidence and an unshakable faith that he can not only wring booty from what looks like barren turf but that he can also have fun doing so.”

― The New Yorker

“CFS is the largest, best trained and most efficient debt-collection operation in the world.”

― The Nilson Report

“Bill Bartmann’s The Billionaire’s Secrets to Success is a proven method he used to achieve some remarkable things in his life. You will be inspired, encouraged and directed as to how you can enrich your life in more ways than you possibly have ever imagined. Good information. You will be glad you read it — I am. He has been there, done that, is still doing it, and more importantly, he shares the processes that will enable us to do more, be more and have more.”

― Zig Ziglar, Author & Motivational Speaker

“Bartmann has leaped onto the Forbes 400 list, landed on the cover of Inc. magazine and was among BUSINESSWEEK's Entrepreneurs of the Year.”

― Business Week Magazine

“Bill Bartmann is not only an amazing businessman, but he is also a spellbinding storyteller who shares his extraordinary life experiences for the purpose of helping others. His secrets will help readers delve deeply into discovering their greatest self and identifying their highest life purpose.”

― Ken Blanchard, Author

“Bill ‘is the Greatest’ at helping people recognize and discover the champion hiding inside. He teaches people how to ‘knockout’ the negatives in their lives.”

― Muhammad Ali

“Although Bartmann lost his company, he managed to turn his loss into an opportunity that ... changed an entire industry.”

― NPR

“Bill Bartmann has experienced more success and failure as an entrepreneur than anyone I know. He has the spirit of a champion and the heart of a teacher. Learn from his experience.”

― Jim Stovall, Emmy Award Winner & Author

“Determined to make good on what he owed rather than declare bankruptcy, Bartmann persuaded his bank to lend him the money to get into... the debt collections business! He started by purchasing a cheap package of bad FDIC loans and from there built a $182 million empire and a reputation as the industry’s kindest collector.”

― Success Magazine

“This is a powerful book, full of wisdom and experience that will make you a fortune if you follow it.”

― Brian Tracy, Author

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