Financial Freedom Group
CEO and Chairman
Seeing friends and family struggling with credit card debt, Corey Butcher saw the need to empower and support consumers that were buried by debt. In 2006, Corey decided to start Financial Freedom of America. He envisioned a company that would directly engage its clients’ creditors and negotiate a successful resolution. This would not only assist the client in ending their credit card debt but also give them immediate relief and peace of mind. Through the years, Corey has built the reputation of building successful organizations. Financial Freedom Group is proof of this track record.
Focused on providing many products to assist clients and consumers with their financial needs, Financial Freedom Group’s portfolio consists of companies to help clients resolve their credit card debt through negotiation and consolidation services. Corey also has plans for Financial Freedom Group to add financial services to its portfolio, including mortgage, auto lending, marketing services and consumer credit cards.
Over the last 15+ years Corey has served on multiple boards, served as chairman of the United States Organization of Bankruptcy Alternatives and has received several awards.
Chief Financial Officer
Barney Briggs is the Chief Financial Officer at Financial Freedom Group, and has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry covering budget management, modeling and analytics, investor relations, product management, and global operational risk management. In this role, Barney is a critical member of the senior executive team who guides the company’s strategic direction and growth efforts, as well as leads the company’s financial operations.
Prior to joining Financial Freedom Group, he was the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer at TF Holdings, Inc., a provider of online consumer lending products and services. Barney has held senior positions at The Associates, Citigroup and Barclays Bank. Barney has broad experience in consumer services products including managing the $14B Citi | American Airlines AAdvantage co-brand business as well as significant experience in the prime and sub-prime consumer lending segments.
Barney holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from Texas State University. In his free time, Barney enjoys spending time with his family, traveling and boating.
President – Sky Bridge Financial
As President and one of the founders of Sky Bridge Financial, LLC Jeffrey DeLage was instrumental in securing their initial capital investment partners and developing compliance policies, process controls and system integrations required to originate and service consumer loans. He started his professional career in Chicago working in advertising, direct response, and CRM management roles at Foote Cone & Belding. He later moved to Texas and as an officer at Brierly and Partners helped to launch multiple loyalty marketing programs maximizing customer value.
In 2006, he turned his focus to the financial services industry where he led the marketing, client services and technology application management needs of Richmond Title Services, LP. In 2010, he entered the debt settlement industry and served in several marketing and operational roles until in 2015 when he began to focus on Sky Bridge Financial to ensure the industry had an experienced lending option to benefit their clients in their journey to financial health.