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Account Control Technology Holdings, Inc. Appoints Executives

Ryan Stearns Named CFO and Sameer Maini Named CIO to Support Organizational Growth

DOVER, Delaware – October 8, 2014 - Account Control Technology Holdings, Inc. (ACT Holdings) is pleased to announce the build-out of its executive team with the appointments of Ryan Stearns as Chief Financial Officer and Sameer Maini as Chief Information Officer.

ACT Holdings is the parent company of debt recovery and business process outsourcing (BPO) leader Account Control Technology, Inc. (ACT), as well as Convergent, one of the nation’s five largest BPO companies, which was acquired in May of 2014. With the Convergent acquisition, ACT Holdings expanded to 21 offices and gained access to extensive technological and human resources. In order to ensure that clients, employees and consumers gain maximum benefit from the greater organization, ACT Holdings is structuring its executive team to optimize resources, processes and best practices.

Ryan Stearns moved to the ACT Holdings organization from his prior role as Chief Financial Officer for Convergent Outsourcing, Inc. Leveraging his more than 22 years of experience in a broad range of complex financial planning and management practices, Stearns will prepare the ACT Holdings organization for continued growth. Prior to his work with Convergent, Stearns served as CFO for one of the nation’s largest healthcare services organizations and as COO for a notable professional services firm. 

Sameer Maini was promoted to CIO of ACT Holdings after serving in a similar role with ACT. He has more than 15 years of senior-level engineering, application development and technology leadership experience, particularly in contact call center environments. In his new role, Maini is charged with leveraging the best technological resources from ACT and Convergent to enhance ACT Holdings’ leadership in the BPO space.

About ACT

Account Control Technology, Inc. is a leader in providing consultative debt management, collection, call center and business office solutions for education, government, commercial and consumer entities. Established in 1990, ACT has been recognized as an Inc. 5000 fastest-growing private company for the past seven years running. The company serves clients nationwide from five office locations: Bakersfield, California; Woodland Hills, California; Mason, Ohio; Dallas, Texas; and San Angelo, Texas. For more information, call 800-394-4228, email or visit

About Convergent

Headquartered in Atlanta, Convergent is one of America’s largest business process outsourcing firms. The company has more than sixty years of history serving a diverse customer base with consumer contact outsourcing services, commercial receivables management and healthcare revenue cycle management. Convergent empowers its clients with an innovative combination of an adaptable workflow engine, technology-enabled operations, next-generation analytics and professional services to deliver superior financial performance and high levels of client and consumer satisfaction. For more information, visit

About Account Control Technology Holdings, Inc. (ACT Holdings)

Account Control Technology Holdings, Inc. represents a diverse family of companies offering comprehensive business process outsourcing and financial services. Our companies partner with clients to help them run the “business” behind their operations so they can focus on what they do best – whether it’s serving customers, educating students, caring for patients, or keeping communities moving forward. Current ACT Holdings companies include Account Control Technology, Inc., Convergent, and Diamond Student Information System. For more information, visit