The Next Generation
of Data Scientists

We gain strategic insights hidden in data sets by applying data science to optimize distressed consumer receivables account collections.

Who is Recovery Decision Science?

Recovery Decision Science leverages data science, servicing transparency, and compliance to optimize recovery results of consumer credit accounts. We help our clients extract actionable intelligence from their raw data and discover opportunities to increase revenues while mitigating risk.

Recovery Decision Science was created from our love for data. Working with our affiliate Unifund, we have spent decades perfecting our use of data science to predict and unlock the value of distressed receivables portfolios.

In 2013, we created Recovery Decision Science to share our advanced data analytics tools with our friends and colleagues around the receivables management industry. Since inception, we have focused on refining our models through servicing our numerous portfolios. We use machine learning to constantly improve our understanding of each metric and enhance our ability to apply data science to real business situations.

Our Leadership Team

Backed by the most advanced data analytics and visualization experts in the industry, our servicing team brings unmatched experience to every aspect of the collections process.

Jeff Shaffer

Chief Operating Officer

Jeff Shaffer

Chief Operating Officer

  • Prior to serving as the Chief Operating Officer, served as Co-COO, Vice President of Information Technology and Analytics, and Vice President of Operations
  • Serves as Adjunct Professor at the University of Cincinnati

Jonathan Wall

VP Growth & Partnerships

Jonathan Wall

VP Growth & Partnerships

  • Joined Unifund in 2007 and is responsible for monetizing the organization’s servicing capabilities and assets under management by procuring strategic multi-platform revenue and recovery partnerships
  • Conferences: Creditors Bar & RMAI Committees

Kacey Rask

VP Portfolio Servicing

Kacey Rask

VP Portfolio Servicing

  • Joined Unifund in 2020 to diversify and nurture servicing partnerships. Through her deep understanding of the application of technology, she assists partners in optimizing their recovery performance with data science.
  • Conferences: Creditors Bar, ACA & RMAI.

The Scientists Behind The Data

Ethan Hahn

IT Manager, Data Analytics

Ethan Hahn

IT Manager, Data Analytics

  • Joined the company in 1997, led teams in numerous departments, integral in systems development, forecasting and modeling
  • Serves in the US Army, including a tour in Iraq as a Data Scientist in 2019, and currently as a Reserve Drill Sergeant

Hamed Namavari

Data Scientist, PhD

Hamed Namavari

Data Scientist, PhD

  • Joined the Analytics Team in 2012, has three Master’s Degrees in Economics, Business, and Analytics, as well as a PhD in Economics
  • Extensive experience in machine learning and deep learning, serves as Adjunct Professor at the University of Cincinnati

Kaveh Bastani

Data Scientist, PhD

Kaveh Bastani

Data Scientist, PhD

  • Joined the Analytics Team in 2016, has a PhD in Industrial Engineering focused on statistical signal processing and Bayesian learning
  • Extensive experience in machine learning, deep learning and computer vision with applications to consumer analytics

Kevin Flerlage

Manager, Business Intelligence

Kevin Flerlage

Manager, Business Intelligence

  • Joined the Analytics Team in 2018, has a degree in Mathematics & Statistics and 20 years of experience in analytics
  • Recognized as a Tableau (Analytics Software) Zen Master for his mastery of the product (fewer than 70 worldwide)

Dinushki De Livera

Operations Research Analyst

Dinushki De Livera

Operations Research Analyst

  • Joined the Analytics Team in 2016, has a Master’s Degree in Economics, serves as Adjunct Professor at the University of Cincinnati
  • Winner of the Women in Analytics data visualization competition and finalist in the Kantar Information is Beautiful competition

Community
Involvement

To create measurable change and keep a positive spirit alive in our community, Recovery Decision Science actively supports charitable organizations and participates in meaningful community service that helps our neighbors in need. We are committed to corporate social responsibility and our employees embrace community involvement by actively supporting various charities and charitable events throughout the year. We are proud to be strong advocates of the organizations we support and hope to inspire others around our community and our industry to get involved and improve the lives of people within our global community.

Giving Back to
the Industry

Our team is very involved in the receivables management industry, assuming active leadership roles and participating in key trade associations like Receivables Management Association International, ACA International, and National Creditors Bar Association. We believe in giving back to our industry and regularly participate in conferences and other events to participate in the discussions that drive the future direction of our receivables management. We additionally provide FREE, public-facing dashboards to support our industry, including dashboards for CFPB complaints, latest trends in the housing market, unemployment rates, and much more.  These dashboards are free to use and updated regularly.