CNI Officers

Learn About CNI’s Officers

Dave Leuthold – Founder & CEO

David began his career in the consumer debt industry in 1997 by co-founding Debt Free Seminars Inc., which was the beginning of a national seminar program focusing on strategies and a methodology for living a life free of burdensome debt. David is the CEO and President of the Premier Institute for Financial Freedom and CEO of Century Negotiations, Inc. Premier provides its clients educational material relating to personal finance, specifically to consumer debt, while Century administers consumer debt settlement programs.

David has been in the debt settlement industry since 1999, and is co-founder of TASC, The Association of Settlement Companies.David has served TASC as a Board Member, as Vice-President and as its Executive Director. David currently serves as a Board member of the American Fair Credit Counsel, the successor to TASC.  In his various roles David has met with legislators and regulators both at the State and Federal levels promoting fair and effective regulation of the debt settlement industry.

In 2001 David helped found what is now called the United Consumer Advocacy Network (UCAN). UCAN defends the rights of consumers against unlawful, unfair, and deceptive practices by financial institutions, particularly creditors and their bill collectors.

David has a B.S. in Accounting from Penn State. Prior to his career in business David was a senior auditor for the U.S. General Accounting Office. He later served as an executive on the President’s staff in Washington, D.C., working primarily at the Office of Management and Budget, specializing in budget and reorganization matters.

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