International deceased account management specialist, Phillips & Cohen Associates (PCA) has announced the appointment of several key European executive roles as it continues to expand internationally.

Ana Suarez Minguez, has been appointed as Site Director for the business’ Madrid office and will lead the growth of PCA’s Spanish and Portuguese servicing capability. Suarez Minguez is a known innovator and qualified lawyer with over 20 years of experience in the legal and debt collection market. Prior to joining PCA, Suarez Minguez was most recently responsible for leading Kruk’s Spanish operation.

Meanwhile, Pettra Duarte as Team Coordinator for Portugal. Duarte brings with her 19 years of experience in the Portuguese banking industry across a range of disciplines and will be primarily responsible for service delivery and managing the Portuguese team as it grows.

Having recently signaled intentions to open in Germany with the acquisition of a site in Düsseldorf, the group has now confirmed the appointment of Sebastian Petig as Managing Director for the German market. Having started his career as an apprentice with Lowell/GFKL in 2005, Petig has experience across a range of disciplines and joins PCA from Intrum, where he was Site Manager for their Mönchengladbach office. Petig brings over 14 years industry and market experience and will lead PCA’s expected German growth in the coming years.

Adam S. Cohen, Co-Chairman/CEO said “We are excited to add three quality individuals to our international executive team. Our group continues to enjoy strong domestic and international expansion based on hard work, clear values and dynamic leadership, and we have significant growth expectations for the Spanish, Portuguese and German markets in the coming years.”

Nick Cherry, COO, said “PCA is a global business, which believes in strongly embracing and playing an active part of every local market. The addition of these three, eminently qualified, executives will form the vanguard of our expansion plans for Spain, Portugal and Germany.”