Brazilian-Based Financial Company Chooses Miami-Dade County as Location of First U.S. Office

June 20, 2016
(Miami, FL - June 20, 2016) - Way Back International Debt Collection's client list reads like a who's who of international businesses. They include: Coca Cola, 3M, Xerox, American Express and Hertz. The company opened its doors in 1991 in Sao Paulo, Brazil to specialize in international debt recovery. Today Way Back International Debt Collection, present in 145 countries, established its first office in the U.S. in Miami-Dade County.
 
"When reviewing our options for our first regional office, we were looking for an area that was an international gateway. It had to be diverse, multi-cultural and progressive. Needless to say, we found all those qualities present in Miami-Dade County," said Jefferson Viana, CEO of Way Back International Debt Collection. "This location is only a few [flight] hours away from our headquarters in Brazil and gives us easy access to cities and clients throughout the world."
 
The company opened its Miami office in the first quarter of this year and will be located near Miami's international financial centers in the Brickell area. It plans to spend about a quarter of million dollars in capital investment during the next three years. Way Back is a member of the ACA International (The Association of Credit and Collection Professionals) and a member of the IACC (International Association of Commercial Collectors), both headquartered in the U.S.
 
Miami-Dade's Beacon Council guided Way Back International Debt Collection's move to Miami by providing assistance with site selection, research, marketing analysis and an orientation to Miami-Dade.
 
"Miami-Dade County has a robust and thriving international financial sector," said Larry K. Williams, President & CEO of Miami-Dade's Beacon Council. "That environment makes it easy for companies like Way Back International Debt Collection to select Miami as the location to best handle clients regionally and around the world."
 
About The Beacon Council
The Beacon Council, Miami-Dade County's official economic development organization, is a public-private partnership focused on marketing Miami-Dade as a world-class business location, growing local companies and helping shape the local economy's future. Since its founding in 1985, The Beacon Council has assisted more than 980 businesses that have created more than 64,000 direct jobs and added more than $4 billion in new capital investments. For more information, visit www.beaconcouncil.com