BARR Credit Services Executive Leadership Team
As CEO of BARR Credit Services, Randy Frazee focuses on leadership, strategic planning, and continued growth through mergers and acquisitions. Prior to owning BARR Credit Services, Randy launched several other businesses and was the Vice President of Sales before taking on his business owner journey.
Born and raised in Canton, Ohio, Randy is a proud father of two beautiful daughters. In his spare time, Randy enjoys golf, football, and volunteering. He serves on the advisory board of The Salvation Army, and also supports company employees who devote their time to various charitable activities.
Randy appreciates representing the company in not only community-service opportunities but also in associations. A member, and past president, of International Association of Commercial Collectors (IACC), Randy received the IACC Leadership and Distinguished Service Award in 2015 for his dedication and commitment to bettering the association and industry.
For Randy, the best part of being a member of the team at BARR Credit Services is the people. “My core value is appreciation and honoring my employees. My people are my assets. I am proud that I can positively impact 80+ families through BARR Credit Services.”
President, Strategic Advisory & Credit Group Services
Jim Bessenbacher is focused on business development and operations to ensure the delivery of top-rate service to BARR Credit Services’ clients. He joined the company, previously known as The Bessenbacher Co., in 1980.
From growing up in Kansas City, Missouri, Jim attended two Jesuit colleges at the universities of Regis and Rockhurst, obtaining a degree in Marketing and Management. He is a member of the International Association of Commercial Collectors (IACC) and has served on its national board for ten years, acting as President in 2003 and 2004. In 2012, IACC presented Jim with the Distinguished Service Award. Jim has enjoyed immensely serving the association and helping IACC become the most dynamic industry leader. It is through such experiences Jim reasons they were able to grow the company 200% over a 15-year period.
Jim is married to Mary, and they have seven grown children. In his spare time, Jim enjoys growing tropical plants. “Growing bananas in Kansas City is a lot of fun and prompts a lot of conversation.”
Chief Operations Officer
George Kern works on operations management and key performance measures, always trying to exceed BARR Credit Services’ clients’ expectations.
Originally from Long Island, New York, George has had the good fortune to live in several locations across the United States and Europe. He served six years in the United States Air Force as a Security Specialist. He is father to three sons and one daughter.
For George, the best part of working at BARR Credit Services is the people, their successes, and the culture that has been a part of company since the beginning.
Chief Strategic Administration Officer
Angela Olson is responsible for executive project management, as well as overseeing BARR Credit Services information technology. Angela has more than 20 years’ experience in operations management; she also aides in the management of BARR Credit Services’ acquisitions and mergers.
Born in El Paso, Texas, Angela attended University of Arizona where she earned a B.S. in Chemistry. She is mother to two children. In her spare time, Angela enjoys soccer and traveling. “I enjoy traveling and have had the opportunity to travel to Africa and Brazil for the Soccer World Cup with my children. Wonderful memories.”
For Angela, the best part about working at BARR Credit Services is the people. “I have worked 20+ years in the corporate world, but I have never worked for a company where the employees will take a bullet for their employer. Randy and Jimmy have developed a great management team and sustained a family atmosphere.”
Executive Vice President Quality Assurance
Steve Bessenbacher directs BARR Credit Services’ quality assurance department, ensuring BARR Credit Services’ exceeds client expectations. He has over 25 years in the commercial credit industry, the last several of which were spent managing the finances of The Bessenbacher Company and NACM Heartland.
Steve grew up in Kansas City, Missouri, and attended Rockhurst University, earning a B.A. in Philosophy. He is married has three children. He enjoys spending time in the mountains of Colorado.
Steve enjoys working at the leadership of BARR Credit Services because of the people. “We have all come together as a team with one common goal in mind: to provide the finest commercial collection services to our clients.”