Who We Are - Freedom Financial Network is a group 500 employees strong and growing – known internally as “The Freedom Family”. We’re energetic, smart & compassionate - but most importantly we’re all about helping our customers through a tough financial time in their lives. We were founded in 2002 by Stanford Business School graduates Andrew Housser and Brad Stroh and since then we have built the best management team around. Freedom works out of three offices in San Mateo, CA., Sacramento, CA., and Phoenix, AZ. Our customers, 30,000 and growing, are spread widely across the United States
What We Do - We help people improve their financial well being through five divisions: Bills.com, Freedom Debt Relief, Freedom Tax Relief, Freedom Student Loans and Freedom Mortgage. This might mean helping consumers get out of debt for the least possible personal cost or it might be conducting financial consultations, educating the consumer and recommending the appropriate solution. Our core services offer an alternative to bankruptcy, credit counseling, and debt consolidation. We approach the business from the human perspective and represent the consumer exclusively (not the banks or other agendas) – we become your number one advocate helping you re-establish solid financial footing as quickly as possible.
Responsible Leadership - Freedom Financial is committed to elevating the standards of our industry and we place the appropriate emphasis on our responsibility for our valued customer base. We are on the Board of Directors of the leading debt settlement industry association, TASC, focused on elevating business standards and industry regulation.
Vision - To be the leader in providing innovative financial solutions to consumers experiencing financial challenges.
Mission - To provide financial solutions, service and education enabling consumers to reduce debt, build wealth and achieve financial freedom.
Values - Excellence, Integrity, Compassion, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Fun, Success
- Ranked 3rd in Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2008 100 Hot Companies
- Member of Inc. 500 – "The Fastest Growing Private Companies in America"
- Winners of 2008 Ernst & Young Entrepreneurs of the Year for the Northern California region. Past recipients include Google, eBay & Shutterfly
- Recognized as one of the Best Places to work in 2008 by both the San Francisco Business Times and the Phoenix Business Journal
- Charter Member of The Association of Settlement Companies (TASC)
Andrew Housser - Founder & Co-CEO
Andrew co-founded Freedom Financial Network in 2002 and Bills.com in 2005. Previously, Andrew worked in the financial services industry, doing private equity investing with Littlejohn & Co., a $550 million private equity fund, and also worked in investment banking for Salomon Smith Barney. In addition, Andrew has worked with two start ups in operational roles: as Director of Business Development for Lorantec Systems, and in marketing at Abeona Networks. Andrew received his MBA from Stanford Business School, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar and he received a BA from Dartmouth College Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa.
Bradford Stroh - Founder & Co-CEO
Brad co-founded Freedom Financial Network in 2002 and Bills.com in 2005. Bills.com and Freedom have been recognized by the Inc 500 list, Entrepreneur Magazine’s Hot 100, Best Places to Work in Silicon Valley and Phoenix. Additionally, Brad was named to Silicon Valley’s “40 Under 40” list and was named a regional winner of Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award along with co-Founder Andrew Housser. Prior to founding Freedom, Brad was an investor in financial services and growth companies at TA Associates, a $5.0 billion private equity fund, CIVC Partners, a $1.0 billion investment fund, and Doll Capital Management, a venture capital firm. Brad has also worked with two start-ups in operational roles: Trigo Technologies (sold to IBM) and Luminous Networks. He is an advisor and Board Member to several entrepreneurial companies, including Goldline International, BioIQ, Stream Dynamics, Group Card and Vitality Health. Brad received his MBA from Stanford Business School, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar, and received a BA from Amherst College, where he captained the men's Lacrosse team.