Jay Dobyns, Adam Bryant, Daren Blomquist and Anthony Sprauve join Ilyce to discuss real estate, credit and leadership on the Ilyce Glink Show on February 9, 2014 on WSB Radio.
Ilyce’s show always contains various forms of real estate and credit advice but she has invited four intelligent and engaged professionals to talk about leadership, the housing market and credit.
These four experts have strong opinions regarding certain issues Americans are facing:
Jay Dobyns is a former undercover ATF agent and NY Times best-selling author of “No Angel: My Harrowing Undercover Journey to the Inner Circle of the Hells Angels (2009).
For more than 25 years, he infiltrated and brought down dozens of dangerous criminals and illegal operations. He operated within street and prison gangs, gun-running groups and drug cartels. He worked undercover as a professional hit man during “murder-for-hire” investigations with the ATF.
He is most well-known for infiltrating the legendary Hells Angels biker gang – becoming the first ever law enforcement officer to pass the gang’s multi-layered security measures and become a full-fledged member – though the gang’s leaders deny it ever happened.
He currently offers training to law enforcement and consulting to TV and movie productions. He also does speaking engagements around the country, sharing his expertise on corporate motivation and competitive strategies.
To learn more about Jay and his work, go here:
You can find Jay on Twitter @JayDobyns
Adam Bryant writes the New York Times column “Corner Office,” interviewing CEOs about leadership and management. He has held many roles at the Times, including business reporter, deputy business editor, deputy national editor and senior editor for features. He also worked as a senior writer and editor at Newsweek. He edited a series on distracted driving that won a Pulitzer Prize in for National Reporting.
He is the author of 2 books. His most recent which just came out last month is “Quick and Nimble: Lessons from Leading CEOs on How to Create a Culture of Innovation.” His first book – “The Corner Office; Indispensable and Unexpected Lessons from CEOs on How to Lead and Succeed,” was a NY Times bestseller. He also teaches a course on leadership at Columbia University.
To learn more about Adam and his work, go here:
You can find Adam on Twitter @nytcorneroffice
With RealtyTrac since 2001, Daren Blomquist has been instrumental in many facets of the company’s business as it has transformed into the industry leader it is today. In addition to being one of the company’s longest-term employees, Daren is RealtyTrac’s primary media spokesperson and resident go-to expert on foreclosure statistics and trends.
Daren is also managing editor of the company’s monthly newsletter, the Foreclosure News Report, which was named the “Nation’s Best Newsletter” by the National Association of Real Estate Editors, and is directly responsible for the creation of the company’s U.S. foreclosure market and sales reports, which are cited by thousands of media outlets nationwide — including all the major news networks and leading publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and USA TODAY.
To learn more about Daren and his work go to:
You can find Daren on Twitter @darenjblomquist
Anthony Sprauve is FICO’s senior consumer credit specialist and director of PR. He’s been with the company for about 2 and half years. Previously, he was the PR director at Microsoft and the Vice President of Public Affairs at Starbucks.
Sprauve educates consumers about their FICO credit score and shares information about the company’s new program – Open Access - which makes credit scores available for free to millions of consumers through their credit lenders. Sprauve also educates consumers about the difference in behaviors of people with scores in the 600s and scores in the 800s. http://visual.ly/fico-score-high-achievers
Some facts shared by FICO about High Achievers: While it may come as a surprise, high credit achievers are not debt-free. They typically have multiple credit cards with balances; however, they also tend to manage their accounts responsibly even if they have had mishaps along the way.
- High achievers have an average of seven credit cards including both open and closed accounts.
- High achievers have an average of four credit cards or loans with balances.
- One-third of high achievers have total balances of more than $8,500 on non-mortgage accounts; the remaining two-thirds have total balances of less than $8,500.
- 96 percent of high achievers show no missed payments on their credit report, but of those who do, it happened four years ago, on average. Less than 1 percent of high achievers have an account past due.
- Even some of those with a sterling FICO® Score may have had some bumps along the way. Approximately one in 100 high achievers has a collection listed on their credit report and approximately one in 9,000 has experienced tax liens or bankruptcies.
- FICO high achievers have a well-established credit history and seldom open new accounts. Their oldest credit account was opened an average of 25 years ago and their most recent credit account averages 28 months old. Overall, their average credit account is 11 years old. http://newsle.com/article/0/40710121/
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