Bill Creim
Bill Creim

Bill Creim is a partner in the law firm of Creim, Macias, Koenig & Frey LLP. Mr. Creim and his firm work with credit managers throughout the country on the great variety of legal issues involving credit including collections, business, litigation, bankruptcy, and antitrust.

A frequent speaker to several credit industry groups, he has presented over 350 seminars emphasizing practical legal and business issues to trade groups and individual companies, and has had several articles published on UCC law, collections, preferences, and bankruptcy.

Mr. Creim received his undergraduate degree summa cum laude with highest departmental honors from U.C.L.A. where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa membership, and his legal degree from the University of Southern California where he served on the editorial board of the Law Review and received Order of the Coif honors. He was named one of the “50 Most Influential People in Credit” by Credit Today.

Mr. Creim presents Early Warning Signs of Bankruptcy on Wednesday afternoon.

Barry Elms
Barry Elms

Barry Elms, president of Strategic Negotiations International, is acclaimed by many as America's business coach on negotiation skills.

During a speaking career than spans over 20 years Barry has given over 2000 presentations worldwide. His energetic style and dynamic message will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Barry's entertaining and inspiring material is appreciated by a portfolio of clients that includes, General motors, Ford Motor Credit, American Express, Verizon, Dell Computers, Shell Oil, The Federal Reserve, and many other leading companies.

Barry was born and educated in England and has worked in Sales, Customer service, and Credit Management, as well as being CEO of companies in both Europe and America. In addition to being a world class public speaker Barry is also the author of numerous video and audio programs including: "Negotiate your way to success" , "Advanced Negotiation skills", "Dialing for Dollars" and "The Art of Getting Paid".

Mr. Elms presents 10 Habits of Successful Credit Professionals on Wednesday afternoon.

Dr. Chris Kuehl
Chris Kuehl

Dr. Chris Kuehl is a widely-respected economist with a rare combination—95% accuracy plus a sense of humor. His analyses and prognoses are easy to understand, useable by business leaders, and (best of all) correct and prescient. His presentations guide the audiences from macro-economic trends to individual action plans. With intelligence, clarity, and humor, he makes listening enjoyable as well as rewarding.

Dr. Kuehl is Managing Director of Armada Corporate Intelligence, founded in 1999 to provide private intelligence briefing services for Fortune 500 companies. Their seven publications, including the daily Business Intelligence Briefs, have 650,000 readers worldwide.

A popular speaker with 125 appearances around the globe each year, he is Chief Economist for KMBZ Radio in Kansas City and seven other organizations:

  • Fabricators and Manufacturers Association
  • National Association of Credit Managers
  • National Association of Lighting Manufacturers
  • Missouri CPA Society
  • Kentucky CPA Society
  • Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
  • Market Research Association

Dr. Kuehl has included Riemer Week on his busy schedule since 2003, and we are happy to welcome him back.

Dr. Kuehl presents Domestic and International Economic Overview on Wednesday morning.

Richard C. Macias
Richard C. Macias

Richard C. Macias is a partner in the Creim Macias Koenig & Frey LLP law firm where he practices in the areas of commercial and business litigation. He has over twenty years of private practice experience representing financial institutions, manufacturers, and trade suppliers. Prior to this period, he served in the office of the Los Angeles City Attorney as a prosecutor and then as Special Counsel. He has also been on the adjunct faculty of Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, and has lectured and written extensively on topics of interest to business and trade creditors.

He received a B.A. from Pomona College, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School where he was a member of the Harvard Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Law Review.

Mr. Macias presents Credit Card Agreements/Security on Wednesday afternoon.