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AFS Makes INC 5000 List; Ranks #1874

PORTSMOUTH, VA., September 21, 2010 Inc. Magazine named Accelerated Financial Solutions (AFS), a Portsmouth, VA, financial services company, to the magazine’s prestigious Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing private companies.

AFS, appearing on the list for the first time, earned the list’s #1874 spot with 145 percent growth over a three year period, 2006-2009. More importantly, AFS ranked #103 in Inc.’s list of fast growing financial services companies.

“We’ve come a long way since we started AFS in 2004," said Josh Tawes, CEO. “When we opened, we were just two people, Anthony Stile, our COO, and me, working in a one room office.” Today, AFS has almost 60 employees and two locations – headquarters in Portsmouth and a second
office in Smithfield, VA.

AFS focuses on debt recovery and management, helping alleviate its

customers from distressed debt. The company’s executive team has decades of experience in debt purchasing, collection and management.

“AFS would not be the company we are today without the incredible employees and management team we have,” said Stile. “Their dedication to customer service, hard work, and compassion are the keys to our growth and success."


A financial services company, AFS is also noted in the industry for its commitment to customer service and its high caliber of employees. “Our people and our customer-friendly processes set us apart from others in our industry,” said Tawes. “Our call consultants are among the best in the industry because we only recruit and hire professionals dedicated to treating every person they contact with dignity and respect.”

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About Accelerated Financial Solutions

Accelerated Financial Solutions, LLC, is a financial services company providing advanced recovery solutions in the distressed receivables market. The company, founded in 2004 and based in Portsmouth, Va., is focused on all aspects of debt management, from paper purchasing and debt sales to contingency collections, debt recovery and call center consulting.

An expert in debt purchasing and debt collection, AFS is noted for its high caliber of personnel and commitment to strong customer service.