Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer
Believe it or not, before the launch of Windows 95, the ledgers of Microsoft’s European entity, based in Ireland, looked dreadful. Mark Creighton, EMEA Credit and Collections Manager for Microsoft European Operations Centre, says the company decided to bring someone on board to clean it up before the launch of the new Windows product. French & Associates knocked on the door at just that time and was given the task. Their fee was based on a percentage of what they managed to collect, and Creighton (who was at that time part of the French team) recalls that it was far more successful than we ever had imagined.