Wakefield & Associates

Executive Team


Matt Laws

President and CEO

Matt is a recognized leader in the ARM industry. He is a past member of the ACA National Board of Directors and is a past President of the Associated Collection Agencies of Colorado and Wyoming. He has served on the ACA Legislative Committee for 6 years and chaired this committee for 3 years He was appointed to the board of the Colorado Collection Agency Board by the governor and is a past chairman as well. Mr. Laws has an undergraduate degree in computer science and an MBA from the University of Dallas.


Gregg Swersky

Chief  Relationship Officer

Gregg has over 30 years of collection industry experience, has served as President of Tennessee Collectors Association and as a National Director for the American Collectors Association. He holds a B.S. Degree in Finance from the University of Tennessee, is a member of the International Fellowship of Certified Collection Executives, Healthcare Financial Management Association, University Sertoma Club, and is a member of ACA’s Future Leaders. Prior to the RRC Wakefield merger, Gregg served in the dual role of President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of RRC.

Robert McReynolds

Chief Financial Officer

Bob maintains an active license as a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Tennessee. He is a member of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and Health Care Financial Management Association. He is responsible for all financial matters of the combined entities. Prior to the RRC Wakefield merger, Bob filled the dual role of CFO and COO with responsibilities for the day-to-day operations of RRC. He holds a B.S. Degree in Business from the University of Tennessee and has over 30 years of diversified business experience in both public practice and industry, including 21 years with RRC Wakefield.

Debra Ciskey

Chief Compliance Officer

Debra was Director of the Performance Development Group and Director of Compliance a large ARM firm in Illinois for 21 years prior to joining Wakefield & Associates. She began her nearly 40 year career in the collection industry in 1980 at ACA International in the federal affairs department, then leading the association’s Education initiatives as Director of Education. As an ACA instructor since 1983, Debra has taught nearly 200 ACA Seminars, and she served on ACA’s Board of Directors for 2 terms spanning 2012 to 2018. In 2000, Debra was inducted into ACA’s International Fellowship of Certified Collection Executives, and was named ACA’s Instructor of the Year in 2005.


Tyler Marsh

Chief Business Development Officer

Tyler is an acknowledged expert in several areas of medical collections including ambulance, surgical centers, hospitals, and radiology. Mr. Marsh has assumed the responsibility of growing and managing the relationships with our clients, with great success.

Kevan Umberfield

Director of Information Technology

Kevan joined Wakefield in 2013 after a number of years in the insurance industry. First responsible for developing Wakefield's analytics platform, Kevan assumed the responsibility for Wakefield's Information Technology operations in 2014. He oversees Wakefield's technology strategy, IT operations, software development, and business analytics. Kevan holds degrees undergraduate degrees in mathematics and history.