Meet Chance Hoskinson, Senior Account Manager
We continue our Meet the Team series with Chance Hoskinson, Senior Account Manager at LocateSmarter. Chance Hoskinson started off his professional career at a collection agency before moving to the data world. In this blog, Chance talks about his previous experience in collections, his favorite places to travel for business and how he tolerates the harsh Iowa winter. Continue reading to learn more about Chance Hoskinson…
Q&As with Chance Hoskinson
How did you get your start in collections?
“I was recruited by a friend to be a healthcare collector when I was a 19 year old in college.”
How has your previous 13 years of collections experience helped you in your role today?
“It’s been paramount in allowing me to better service the needs of our clients. My experience serves as a bridge between the data and collection worlds, and because of it, I can quickly adapt our products for any agency. On top of that, I think that many of our partners appreciate that I’ve walked in their shoes before.”
As the Senior Account Manager at LocateSmarter, you frequently travel for work. What is one of your favorite cities to visit and why?
“I always seem to find something great about every place I travel. I’m slowly turning into a bit of a foodie, and I’ve found some incredible restaurants in Jacksonville, FL. But then there are the wings in Buffalo, NY. I also found an incredible Italian place in Boston, MA… This question is impossible to answer.”
When you’re not at work, how do you like to spend your free time?
“I’m always working, but when I’m pretending not to, I like to fish, read and visit family. I have an army of nieces and nephews that I like to spoil.”
What is one thing people may not know about Chance Hoskinson?
“I have an unhealthy obsession with B rated horror films – the tackier, the better.”
What changes would you like to see in the collection/data industry?
“I believe the next evolution in our industry needs to be in respect to technology and analytics. The industry has worked diligently over the last decade on its image, and it’s a much brighter place to be than it was a decade ago, but now the industry needs to focus on how to be smarter. When you study the amount of data that is consumed by agencies and the subsequent amount of extra work that is expended as a result of it, there is a lot of money out there to be saved.”
LocateSmarter is located in Iowa which can experience a harsh winter. What do you do to make the most of the season/weather?
“I’m not going to lie, there are mornings when I wake up and try to remind myself why I live here. But it isn’t all that bad, I usually take the winter to try to learn a new skill or read as many books as possible.”
LocateSmarter is launching a new product, place of employment (POE). Speaking of POE, Chance, what was your first job?
“I scored a sweet gig when I was 14, cross pollinating corn plants for a pharmaceutical company. Basically I walked around in 100 degree fields and put paper bags on corn plants (seriously).”
What is your favorite quote?
“The lion and the tiger may be the most powerful, but the wolf doesn’t perform in the circus.”
Get to know Chance Hoskinson even more. Connect with him on LinkedIn.
Author: Chance Hoskinson
Chance Hoskinson began his professional career in collections over a decade ago. Starting as a skip tracer and collector, he worked his way up to obtain several leadership positions within a debt collection agency. Now, as Senior Account Manager at LocateSmarter, he uses his industry knowledge to pair clients with the best-suited skip tracing solutions to improve performance and mitigate risk.