The 7th Annual North American Repossessors Summit proved to be the epitome of unity within the recovery and remarketing industry. This year’s summit hosted more than 500 attendees, an all-time high for NARS attendance. All sponsorship and exhibitor spots for the summit were filled, allowing a plethora of networking and marketing opportunities. The impressive speakers, thought-provoking discussions and unfaltering support from the recovery and remarketing community made this year’s summit the best one yet.
A highlight of NARS 2015 was the boisterous presentation by Commander and Navy Seal, Rorke Denver. Denver shared the lessons he learned from SEAL training to inspire industry professionals to lead and perform at their highest level. By sharing clips from his movie, stories from his adventures and leadership lessons learned from his past, Rorke had the audience mesmerized and enchanted.
Insightful and educational, John Messiha and Tom Haas graciously shared insight into the world of compliance. Questions from the floor were responded to with honest and helpful advice on how best to modify businesses to meet compliance standards.
Mac Fulfer proved to be a real treat for summit attendees. Fulfer explained stranger’s personalities and characteristics by reading their faces. Fulfer shared his knowledge of face reading with his NARS closing session, Facing Success. The session explained how to enhance communication with others by reading facial expressions.
Presentations by Tim Hamilton and Adam Boyd were informative and exuberant. Both focused on the road to success and illustrated different practices to help business owners obtain their success. Greg Crabtree provided data to help illustrate how much it really costs to work an assignment, allowing businesses to charge clients accordingly. Michael Eusebio presented on how technology can be utilized to improve profits, both speakers allowed attendees to get a more firm grasp on how assignments are effected financially.
The summit also featured roundtable sessions led by influential speakers. Paul Kulas, Alex Price, Dawn Psaromatis, Michele Ball, Doug Duncan and John Lewis led roundtable sessions and were able to talk with attendees on a more intimate level allowing for a more engaged conversation tailored to the attendee’s specifics.
In addition to the high quality of speakers, the summit offered networking opportunities at the DRN Sponsored Cocktail Party and network room, which became a breeding ground for discussion on hot topics occurring in the industry.
Attendees were given the opportunity to raise money for the Boys and Girls Club of Collin County while networking with other professionals. The third annual NARS golf tournament hosted by ARA and Capital One Auto Finance and sponsored by MVTRAC and Recovery Manager Pro, raised $5000 for the non-profit. The tournament took place at the beautiful Luna Vista Golf Course where golfers were able to bid for exclusive opportunities to team up with Capital One Auto Finance employees.
The camaraderie shown during NARS provides a beacon of hope for our industry and its future. Many have declared this the best NARS the industry has seen and it is our goal to set the bar even higher for next year.
Jerry Wilson ARA President