TMG Financial Services adds to growing team of financial services experts

DES MOINES, IA (May 27, 2015) – Top 70 credit card agent issuer TMG Financial Services (TMGFS) today announced the addition of six key employees to the company’s growing team.

Patrick Baker has been hired as a senior marketing specialist. Baker joins the agent issuer from The Integer Group where he worked most recently as an account supervisor. During his 8-year tenure with the agency, Baker worked in a variety of account management positions. Baker will apply his client relationship and marketing campaign management skills to work at TMGFS by working closely with partners in direct-to-consumer campaign and strategy.

Tim Downey, an expert in default, settlement and charge-off strategy has been hired as a collections representative to assist in the expansion of TMGFS’ collection expertise. He joins the company from Wells Fargo where he served as a collections specialist.

Bradley Kelly has joined TMGFS as a training specialist. He will be responsible for the development and implementation of training requirements for TMGFS partners and new TMGFS team members. Kelly has a strong background in teaching, training and educational technology design. He joins TMGFS from Mercer Health & Benefits where he was a benefit counselor.

Kathy Mingus, hired as collections manager, will bring 20+ years of experience to lead the growing collections department at TMGFS. With both first- and third-party collections expertise, she will also manage the company’s vendor relationships, as well as analyze performance and the current trends likely to impact the company and its partners. Most recently, Mingus was a collections manager for Wells Fargo.

Lauren Riddell has been hired as a marketing specialist to implement direct-to-consumer marketing campaigns across a variety of channels. Prior to joining TMGFS, she held a variety of positions ranging from teller service representative to fiscal solutions representative with Veridian Credit Union.

Nicole Zagar has joined TMGFS as senior marketing specialist. With a credit union background and a strong marketing expertise, Zagar will be responsible for developing communication and promotional strategy for TMGFS and its partners. Prior to joining the company, she was a business development specialist in the marketing department of Community Choice Credit Union.

About TMG Financial Services

TMG Financial Services (TMGFS) is known for providing collaborative, innovative and consumer-oriented solutions in the payments industry. With comprehensive credit card programs, products and services, TMGFS ensures financial institutions and member-based associations have the tools to thrive in the competitive financial services marketplace. TMGFS was named one of America’s fastest-growing companies by Inc. Magazine and currently has more than 100,000 credit cards and $170 million in assets under management. For more information, visit

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