William R. (Bill) Bartmann was born in 1948, in Dubuque, Iowa, and died on November 29, 2016.
He was the founder and CEO of CFS2, Inc.
Bill Bartmann was the founder of the consumer financial recovery company based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and earlier the founder and CEO of Commercial Financial Services Inc., the nation’s biggest debt collection company for a time during its operations from 1986 to 1999.
But, an officer of the company was involved in accounting fraud and the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy though allegations of wider fraud were later determined to be untrue.
During October 2013, “Bouncing Back” the autobiography of Bill Bartmann’s life was published (Brown Books), detailing Mr. Bartmann’s unlikely life story from homelessness and abject poverty to Nobel Peace prize nominee.
During April 2014, The Governor of Oklahoma appointed Bartmann to the Council of Bond Oversight.
Bill Bartmann passed away at 68 years old.