June 17, 2013: Columbia, Maryland—The National Association of Credit Management (NACM) honored Hector Benitez, CBF of San Jose, California with the 2013 CBF Designation of Excellence Award during the association’s 117th Annual Credit Congress and Exposition, held in Las Vegas, Nevada, May 19-22, 2013. Benitez is manager of credit and collections at Equinix, Inc. of Redwood City, a company that operates global International Business Exchange data centers in 15 countries worldwide, promoting safe and efficient data sharing.
The Credit Business Fellow (CBF) designation is NACM’s intermediate professional certification.* Individuals earning the CBF have met specific academic and participation-based benchmarks, and are knowledgeable about and have contributed to the field of business credit. NACM’s Designation of Excellence Awards honor those designation holders who strive for excellence in all aspects of their professional development. Based on his noteworthy record of accomplishments and service, Hector Benitez was chosen as this year’s outstanding CBF designee.
In all aspects, Benitez is committed to the tenets of lifelong learning and professional development. He has attended several conferences, webinars and seminars including those highlighting international business topics. In 2007, he earned his CBA, the first step on the credit management designation ladder before going on to earn his CBF designation in 2008.
While at Equinix, he has been recognized with two prestigious honors: the President’s Award and the Catch a Rising Star Award. These achievements were presented in part for his implementation of systemic solutions in his credit and collections department that resulted in significant reduction of bad debt write-offs, minimized exposure to risk, and improved collection of past-due accounts.
Benitez is well known in his community, coaching a Spartan Little League team for several years and participating in the Red Cross donation program.
The National Association of Credit Management warmly congratulates Hector Benitez on his receipt of the 2013 CBF Designation of Excellence Award.
About the National Association of Credit Management
NACM, headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, supports more than 15,000 business credit and financial professionals worldwide with premier industry services, tools and information. NACM and its network of affiliated associations are the leading resource for credit and financial management information, education, products and services designed to improve the management of business credit and accounts receivable. NACM’s collective voice has influenced federal legislative policy results concerning commercial business and trade credit to our nation’s policy makers for more than 100 years, and continues to play an active part in legislative issues pertaining to business credit and corporate bankruptcy. Its annual Credit Congress is the largest gathering of credit professionals in the world.
*About NACM Designations
The NACM certification program is comprised of three designations on the domestic side: the Certified Business Associate (CBA), Credit Business Fellow (CBF) and the most prestigious, the Certified Credit Executive (CCE). Under FCIB, NACM’s international division, NACM also offers the Certified International Credit Professional (CICP) and International Certified Credit Executive (ICCE) designations. The NACM-National Honors and Awards Committee bases its awards on a scoring system that rates nominees in nearly 50 areas of professional life, including their participation in NACM activities on local and national levels, service on local and national industry credit groups, educational attainment in the credit field, continuing education participation, professional accomplishments and dedication to the profession.
NACM has a wealth of member experts in the fields of business-to-business credit and law. Consider using NACM as a resource in the development of your next credit or finance story.
NACM-National Contact: Caroline Zimmerman, 410-740-5560
Source: National Association of Credit Management