A pioneer of the class action claims filing services industry since 1996, CCB has assisted many institutional and Fortune 500 company claimants in recovering hundreds of millions of dollars in class action claims, often in cases where its clients would have forfeited substantial recoveries without CCB’s services.
• Hedge Funds and Proprietary Trading Firms
• Market Makers and Specialists
• Mutual Funds, Endowment Funds, Trust Companies, Custodians, Investment Managers and Pension Funds
Brad Heffler founded Claims Compensation Bureau, Inc. in 1996. Brad was previously a partner in the class action litigation department of Heffler, Radetich and Saitta, LLP (HRS) which was one of the country’s largest class action claims administrators. During his 15 years at HRS, Brad oversaw the administration of more than 200 settlements involving millions of claimants and billions of dollars.
Brad created the industry of monitoring and filing class action claims on behalf of institutional claimants. Many of the claims filing procedures currently used in the class action industry are the result of Brad’s work in the class action field over the past 30 years. He was instrumental in the successful transition of CCB from an independent, local class action firm to a subsidiary of the global, publicly traded firm, PRA Group, and is involved in the day to day operations of CCB.
He earned a degree in accounting from George Washington University in 1981. From 1982 – 1996, Brad held dual licenses as a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Financial Planner.
Bob has been with CCB’s parent company, PRA Group, Inc. (PRA), since March 2001. Since 2011, he has supported CCB’s integration and business development efforts, and since 2013, CCB’s overall management, growth, and new services including claims valuation and purchasing. Prior to 2013, Bob was Vice President of Portfolio Strategy for PRA’s U.S. Core nonperforming loan purchasing business, where he was responsible for the business’s score based strategy and production. Bob has more than 20 years of experience as a manager and executive in the receivables management industry. Prior to joining PRA, Bob worked in various management positions as well as consulting at various major credit issuer banks managing collections, asset sales, bankruptcy and outsourcing.
Bob attended Temple University in Philadelphia where he received a Juris Doctor degree and Bachelor of Business Administration degree with honors.
Leah Jordan currently serves as a Vice President and an Officer of Claims Compensation Bureau. She joined CCB in 2005 and has more than 20 years of experience in the class action industry.
Before joining, Leah represented individuals and businesses in complex class action litigation as an attorney. While associated with one of the leading plaintiffs’ class action firms in the country, she handled numerous cases including In re Brand Name Prescription Drug Litigation, which resulted in a $717 million settlement for retail pharmacists, and In re High Fructose Corn Syrup Litigation, which provided $531 million for direct purchasers of high fructose corn syrup.
Leah earned her Juris Doctorate from Widener University School of Law & her B.B.A. in finance from Temple University.
Mark Schneider joined Claims Compensation Bureau in 2011. He oversees CCB’s operations department, which includes case and claims management, client services, and application and data management. Previously, Mark joined Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC in 2009 as an assistant vice president of strategy in PRA’s U.S. Core nonperforming loan purchasing business, while supporting several of PRA’s subsidiary businesses. Prior to joining PRA in 2009, Mark was a senior manager at Capital One Financial Corporation for eight years, during this time he held various management and analytical roles within the recovery department.
Jennifer Foster currently serves as the Vice President of Business Development for Claims Compensation Bureau. Jennifer joined CCB in 2004, and brings more than 20 years of experience in management and sales.
Jennifer is responsible for servicing our national client base and specializes in companies with revenue in excess of $500 million. Currently, she offers her executive sales expertise in both antitrust claims filing and securities class action claims filing services.
Prior to her current role, she has served as the Senior Manager of Sales and the Assistant Vice President of Sales. Jennifer also acted as a liaison between clients and our claims filing department. She was instrumental in the development of CCB’s computerized class action case monitoring system and oversaw its initial start up.
Before joining CCB, Jennifer was involved in the startup of a boutique bond brokerage firm in Northern New Jersey. Additionally, she had a successful career in the tourism industry where she repeatedly won local and regional awards for her sales expertise.
Jennifer graduated cum laude from Immaculata University with a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Organizational Dynamics.
Heather Smith has served as Assistant Vice President of Business Development for Claims Compensation Bureau since May 2016, and brings over 12 years of experience in management and business development. Since joining CCB, she has led efforts to secure business relationships with a wide range of potential clients, whose annual revenues range from $50 million to $5+ billion.
Prior to joining CCB, she served as Director of New Initiatives with Liberty Tax, Inc. Her duties included the establishing of nationwide partnerships to be utilized by more than 4,000 offices, as well as spearheading the launch of a sister company that opened fifty franchise locations in its first year. During her tenure with Liberty, Heather also served a 4-year term on the Board of Directors for the California Tax Education Council, serving as Executive Secretary as well as Chair of the Public Awareness Committee.
Marc Richman joined the Claims Compensation Bureau team in 2005 to oversee the Options division. Marc brings more than 25 years of experience in the options field. With the increased amount of class action claims involving complex stock options in addition to stock, Marc’s vast options experience gives our company an options expert who understands the complexities of options trades as they relate to the claims filing process.
Before joining, Marc was an active options trader on the floor of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange. Marc served as a floor official for the options rules committee of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange. Previously, Marc served as the acting director of market surveillance for the Philadelphia Stock Exchange.
Marc earned a degree in finance from Penn State University in 1979.