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Leadership Profile: David L. Uranga, Director of Financial Services Bell MicroProducts

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Credit Management Philosophy

I really believe that vigilance and the basics are more critical than ever. We're all concerned about the economy and world events. Those give us all the more reason to get back to basics. I really believe that if everyone minds their basics, with such simple things as reviewing credit carefully, making their calls, and following up on their calls, and not letting requests for financial statements just slip by, then those are the best things we can all do. As always, you've got to be careful that diligence doesn't alienate your valued customers. This is the time for true professionals to step up. Our expertise and professionalism are now needed more than ever by our companies and staffs.


  • Married 21 years to Linda
  • Five children: Three sons, Jason, Sean, and Michael, and two daughters, Deanna and Kara


  • Family
  • Reading. Favorite books: The Book of Mormon and the New Testament. Favorite novel: Winter of Our Discontent, by John Steinbeck.
  • Theatre: Most recent play, Mama Mia, "Was fabulous!" Favorite plays, 1776 and Evita
  • Former scoutmaster of BSA Troop 494, Walnut Creek
  • Little League coach, Walnut Creek Single A White Sox
  • Active as a Seminary Instructor and with youth groups in the Church of Jesus Christ, Latter Day Saints

Career Highlights

  • BellMicro Products, 1996 -- present
  • McKesson Drug, Vice President, Credit, 1994 -- 1996
  • Consultant, Uranga Financial Services, 1991 -- 1994
  • Worldwide Director of Financial Services, Ashton Tate (dbase II) ("Proud owner of a an original dbase II jacket"), 1983 to 1991
  • TOMY Toys, Credit Manager, 1980 -- 1983
  • Max Factor, Credit Manager, 1977 -- 1980

Professional and Community Associations

  • Member, Credit Today Editorial Advisory Board
  • Past president, National Micro Computer Credit Association
  • Past president, Riemer, President's Council
  • Chairman of TMA Credit Association, West Coast Division
  • NACM Loss Prevention Committee
  • Credit Research Foundation Research Committee
  • Instructor, CMA
  • Former member, Board of Governors, CMAC Adjustment Bureau

Originally published: November 1, 2001

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