About the Author

Mike Lesher joined Central Portfolio Control (CPC) in 2006 as a Collector after attending business school and working for a local agency where he established himself as a top collector and Manager. Mike worked as a Collector at CPC until 2008 when he was promoted to Department Manager, taking on the responsibility of managing a team focused on specialty clients. Due to his exceptional leadership, he was promoted to Vice President of Operations in 2012 and became instrumental in the planning, direction, and coordination of CPC’s operations. 

In 2019, Mike was promoted to Chief Operating Officer. As COO, he has been an essential part of Central Portfolio Control’s growth, compliance, and forward direction. Mike currently has an active role in business planning, implementing strategies and procedures, and overseeing the daily operations of collectors and the Executive Team. Through his long-term success in various roles within the company, he has established deep knowledge of the processes, regulations, and compliance requirements within the complex debt collection environment. Mike uses his expertise to develop collection strategies that create bottom-line results for CPC clients. 

Mike is a Meals on Wheels volunteer in his home state of Minnesota. He has also volunteered with Sharing & Caring Hands, a nonprofit organization serving the needs of the poor with food, clothing, showers, shelter, medical assistance, and more. Mike and Central Portfolio Control as an organization are consistently active in multiple charitable outreach efforts. He and the team have organized and participated in many internal fundraising and volunteer events for various organizations in the Twin Cities, MN area including Ronald McDonald House, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Metro Meals on Wheels, and Sharing & Caring Hands. The team also sponsored a golf tournament to support Naked Warrior Project and Elite Meet.

Mike is an active member of Receivables Management Association International (RMAI), a professional organization serving the accounts receivables management industry. His article, “Empowering Employees: How One Company Virtually Eliminated Collector Attrition,” was featured in RMAI Insights magazine in Spring 2019. He is passionate about leadership and compliance and continues to focus on growing the strong reputation of CPC within the collections space.

About Central Portfolio Control, Inc.

Headquartered in Minnetonka, MN, Central Portfolio Control, Inc. is a full service and nationally licensed collection agency focused on the recovery of distressed accounts receivable. Since being founded in 1998, the CPC team has continued to grow the company providing top quality services to our clients and jobs to our local community.

LinkedIn Profile – Mike Lesher
Company WebsiteCentral Portfolio Control
Title – Chief Operating Officer

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