VALLEY COTTAGE, NY / ACCESSWIRE / November 12, 2020 / CreditRiskMonitor (OTCQX:CRMZ) Jerry Flum, CEO, said, 'Our net income is not growing at the same pace as sales since the Company retained, and even increased, its payroll levels and employees throughout the year. We also continue to invest in strengthening our service and technical staff in an effort to provide exceptional service to our clients that meets their credit risk needs in these uncertain times. Our team is our backbone, and our clients rely on them on a daily basis.'
On October 29, 2020, due to the economic crisis, our Board of Directors determined to postpone any declaration or payment of the Company's annual dividend until the Company sees increased financial stability in the marketplace, part of our core competency as a business. The Board's determination was based on review of world-record corporate debt-to-GDP levels, increased default and bankruptcy rates, and the challenging economic environment, including the possible reduced financial stability of some of the Company's subscribers due to continued uncertainty and a mounting second wave of COVID-19 infections. The Company is dedicated to ensuring the safety and safeguarding the jobs of our employees. The company retained its payroll levels and employees throughout the year. We will continue to invest in strengthening our staff, service model, and product to meet our client's credit risk needs. Therefore, preservation of liquidity until there is material evidence of control over the pandemic is paramount. The Board expects to review this determination periodically throughout 2021.
In addition, the Board of Directors promoted Michael I. Flum to the position of President while retaining his role as Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Flum joined the Company in June 2018 as Vice President of Operations & Alternative Data. He was elected Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer on October 24, 2019 and has been responsible for operational strategy and implementation, leveraging technology to improve the efficiency of human capital and work processes. Prior to joining CreditRiskMonitor, Mr. Flum served as Vice President of Operations at Gullett & Associates, Inc., a Houston-based midstream oil & gas survey and drafting services firm from 2016 to 2017. Mr. Flum held various engineering and project management roles at Enterprise Products Partners, a Houston-based oil & gas pipeline owner/operator from 2009 to 2016. Mr. Flum holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a BA in Religious Studies from Rice University as well as an MBA from Columbia Business School.
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CreditRiskMonitor (http://www.crmz.com) is a web-based publisher of financial information that helps corporate credit and procurement professionals stay ahead of business financial risk quickly, accurately and cost effectively. The service offers comprehensive commercial credit reports and financial risk analysis covering public companies worldwide. Unlike other commercial credit bureaus like Dun & Bradstreet, CreditRiskMonitor's primary expertise and focus is on financial analysis of public debt and equity companies.
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Jerry Flum, CEO
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