Andrew Housser

Summary

When Andrew Housser co-founded Freedom Financial Network, he revolutionized the consumer debt resolution service industry. Driving product strategy and advocacy, Andrew Housser places company emphasis on client needs and a positive work environment. As a result, Freedom Financial Network has garnered much attention from press, earning the number three spot on Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Hot 100 Fastest Growing Businesses in 2008" list and fifth best place to work in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times that same year. Additionally, Co-CEO Andrew Housser achieved the Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” award in Northern California. Although Freedom Financial Network started with core credit card debt solutions, Andrew Housser managed the growth of the product line to include four divisions for tax resolution, credit debt services, mortgage plans, and finance education. Andrew Housser built a company that expanded within 7 years to include 3 offices and over 500 employees who help with the Freedom Debt Relief, Alivio Mortgage, Freedom Tax Relief, and Bills.com sectors. Bringing in over $75 million in the past year, Andrew Housser has seen 30,000 customers through rough financial periods in a weak economy. At the core of the business is debt resolution, but Andrew Housser has expanded the company’s philosophy to be a consumer advocate in a financial world where banks and other institutions rule debt collection. Andrew Housser has offered Freedom Financial Network services as an alternative to bankruptcy. The goal of the Freedom Financial team is to bring customers back to a financially stable lifestyle. Andrew Housser remains dedicated to raising industry standards and sits on the Board of Directors of The Association of Settlement Companies, which promotes regulations for the financial industry. Andrew Housser possesses marketing and investment banking expertise from his prior professional roles. Upon Summa Cum Laude graduation from Dartmouth College, Andrew Housser started with Smith Barney Inc. as a Financial Analyst and moved to Littlejohn & Co., LLC, where he provided investment analysis and tracked a private equity fund worth $550 million. Andrew Housser orchestrated marketing strategies and launched product lines at Abeona Networks, Inc. and Lorantec Systems, Inc. when he moved to California. During this time, Andrew Housser became an Arjay Miller Scholar with the Stanford Graduate School of Business and started Freedom Financial Network with fellow graduate Brad Stroh.

Under the leadership of Andrew Housser and Bradford Stroh, Freedom Financial Network has settled more than $700 million since its founding for over 80,000 clients. It currently maintains an active client list of over 40,000 with more than $1.5 billion in debt currently under management, settling more than $40 million per month. In 2009, Freedom Financial Network enjoyed over $100 million in revenues. It was also named to Inc. 500 in 2008 and 2009 while concurrently being awarded one of the Best Places to work in Phoenix and the Bay Area those same years. Andrew Housser is currently married and the father of 3 children.

Work History

Work History
Dec 2002 - Present

Co-CEO

Bills.com and Freedom Financial Network

Education

Education
Sep 1991 - Jun 1995

BA

Dartmouth College