Our Leadership Team

Our management team has a wealth of experience in credit services management
and our professionalism sets the standard for our sector.

Nick Shepherd
Chief Executive Officer
 

Nick joined Debt Managers in January 2013 following the acquisition by Secure Trust Bank. Nick is a Chartered Accountant with 20 years’ post qualification experience, 14 years at board level as CEO and FD with Close Credit Management, a subsidiary of Close Brothers plc. Previously Nick held senior management roles with KPMG.

Joe Melton
Client Services & IT Director
 

Joined Debt Managers in 2004 and has over 13 years’ experience in the collections industry, including client services, IT, collections software development, customer segmentation and analytics. Joe is the senior management touch point for all clients, with the primary responsibility for strategic ownership of relationships with all Debt Managers’ clients. Previously Joe worked as a management consultant for KPMG and BDO.

Robert Matthews
Commercial Director
 

Joined Debt Managers in January 2016 as Commercial Director with a focus on new business origination activities, working alongside Debt Managers client teams. Robert has a career spanning over 30 years within the financial services industry, over 15 of which have been in debt recovery. He has a proven track record of success in senior sales management and business development across debt purchase and contingency market sectors.

James Perkin
Finance Director
 

Joined Debt Managers in November 2015. He is an experienced Chartered Accountant and Finance Director with a broad range of financial expertise. James has over 8 years’ experience in Financial Services, including debt purchase and collections. James is a Fellow of the ICAEW, having trained at Baker Tilly where he managed clients ranging from SMEs and venture capital backed businesses to listed companies in a range of sectors including utilities, retail and financial services.