Atlanta-based Padgett Law Group (PLG) has announced the appointment of Jay French as COO. In this role, French will assume duties related to the day-to-day oversight and management of the firm’s operational activities associated with its creditors' rights’ legal practice.
PLG offers comprehensive default legal services in Florida, where the firm originated over 25 years ago; Georgia; Tennessee; Arkansas; and Texas. French is based out of the firm’s Atlanta office in the city’s financial services hub of Buckhead.
French will report directly to Founder and CEO Timothy D. Padgett. French previously provided management consulting services to the firm and steps into his role with a deep understanding of the firm’s work, people, and practice. "Jay’s industry and corporate experience helped us reshape ourselves internally to better face the future of this business," said Timothy D. Padgett, Founder and CEO, PLG. "After nearly a year of that process, it became clear that Jay had a long-term home at PLG and we couldn’t be more excited about this permanent addition to and expansion of our executive leadership team."
French has held numerous senior leadership roles in telecommunications, information technology, and financial services. His previous industry experience includes over three years as Vice President of Client Financial Services for Prommis Solutions. French holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Auburn University and an MBA in Finance from the Stetson School of Business and Economics at Mercer University, Atlanta.
A Legal League 100 member, PLG offers exclusive representation to institutional clients such as lenders, mortgage servicers, credit unions, banks, hedge funds, investors, and other financial services industry stakeholders. Leveraging technology in its partnerships with forward-thinking clients gives PLG the ability to focus on the aggressive management and processing of delinquent or under-performing loans, providing clients with an edge when curing or resolving complex legal matters.