Dean A. Riddle
Chief Executive Officer
Dean A. Riddle (Chief Executive Officer) is a member of the bars of Texas, Georgia and North Carolina. He received his B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1981 and 1985. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Dallas Bar Association and the Tarrant County Bar Association. Mr. Riddle has served on the Board of Directors of the Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter of the Community Associations Institute (CAI) and served as its President in 1994. He has written and lectured extensively on the topic of litigation for community associations at the state and national level. As an active member of CAI, Mr. Riddle has participated in drafting proposed legislation affecting planned communities in Texas and is currently serving on the board of directors for the Texas Community Association Advocates.
Mr. Riddle is a founding shareholder and Chief Executive Officer of Collectronics, Inc., a software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider that has transformed the collection and foreclosure industry. Dean and his law partner, Lance E. Williams, created Collectronics’® flagship application, CollectMinder®, to help them better manage and track the thousands of collection cases referred to them for collection. Collectronics now licenses its CollectCloud® applications to attorneys throughout the United States. Attorneys now depend upon Collectronics’ applications to accurately and timely manage files, achieve compliance with fair debt laws, minimize risks and better serve their clients. The state-of-the-art technological advantages and capabilities of Collectronics’ applications offers attorneys the ability to, among many other things, customize their legal collection procedures, improve accuracy, provide clients with real-time tracking access and automated status reports, and the ability to “go paperless.”
Mr. Riddle is also a founding shareholder of Riddle & Williams, P.C. and concentrates his practice on community association law and commercial litigation. He provides legal services to property owners associations, their boards of directors and developers in all types of legal matters, including: construction defect litigation; business litigation; general litigation; creation of planned communities; contract drafting and negotiations; preparation, interpretation and rewriting of governing documents; zoning; covenant enforcement; recovery of assessments; foreclosure proceedings; corporate matters; legislative drafting; and risk reduction. In 2014, Dean authored the condominium foreclosure chapter of the State Bar of Texas Foreclosure Manual (3rd Edition). He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which is a prestigious group of trial lawyers limited to attorneys who have won million or multi-million dollar verdicts, awards and settlements. He is AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest rating an attorney can receive.
Lauren C. Williams
Lauren C. Williams (Director) received her B.A. in Psychology from Louisiana State University in 1990 and obtained her American Bar Association Post Graduate Paralegal Degree in 1993 from Southeastern Paralegal Institute. Ms. Williams began her career working for one of the leading community association law firms in the country then known as Hyatt & Rhoads. Her interest in technology led her into a client relations position with Computer Associates International (CA), one of the leading technology companies in the world. While at CA, she gained valuable experience in the use of mission critical software to solve business challenges for Fortune 500 companies such as Sabre Holdings, Hertz and Bell Helicopter. She then spearheaded the launch of the Midwest Division of Attenza which provided online customer service and support automation software for such companies as Aon Corp., BMC Software Inc., Dell Computer Corp., Gateway Inc. and McKesson Corp. Ms. Williams returned to the community association legal industry in 2001 and formed Collectronics — the first company to introduce the community association law industry to the use of online applications as an integral part of their legal and business processes. Collectronics’ suite of online applications, including CollectMinder®, e-nForce® and ProjectMinder® have set the standard for mission critical applications for the community association legal industry. Ms. Williams has lectured extensively regarding the use of technology to improve the services attorneys provide their community associations and to better market their practice to clients.
Lance E. Williams
Chief Financial Officer
Lance E. Williams (Chief Financial Officer) is a founding shareholder and Chief Financial Officer of Collectronics, Inc. In addition to his duties as the CFO of Collectronics, Inc., Mr. Williams is a licensed attorney, admitted to practice in the State of Texas and before U.S. District Courts in the Northern, Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas. He received his B.S. (magna cum laude) degree in 1983 from Oral Roberts University and a J.D. in 1986 from Southern Methodist University. Mr. Williams is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the American Bar Association, and the Dallas Bar Association and is rated AV- Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating an attorney can receive, and has been rated AV continuously since 1993.
Mr. Williams is at the forefront of the legal industry’s use of cloud-based technology to provide value-added services to a law firm’s clients. Through the use of Collectronics’ trademarked applications under the CollectCloud®, Mr. Williams’ law firm, Riddle & Williams, P.C., continues to lead the legal industry in the delivery of real-time information to its clients through Collectronics’ secure, online client portal and case management system which has allowed the law firm to better manage and track the thousands of legal matters referred to them for disposition. Before Collectronics, case tracking, document creation, document management, filing, calendaring and reporting was largely a manual task that was ripe for human error and inefficiencies. Unable to find a cloud-based application that integrated all of these functions into one, complete solution, Mr. Riddle and Mr. Williams created their own integrated cloud-based applications. The result, Collectronics’ CollectCloud® applications, are now used by attorneys throughout the United States in their collection and foreclosure practice through the CollectMinder® application, in their covenant (deed restriction) enforcement through the e-nForce® application, and in their general practice through the ProjectMinder® application. By incorporating the legally-required steps and back-office processes into a cloud-based application, creating prompts and reminders to pro-actively manage files, and automating the document creation, filing and mailing process, Riddle & Williams, P.C. has minimized the risks and liabilities associated with its practice and improved the timeliness and accuracy of its legal services, while at the same time providing real-time information to its clients regarding the status of legal matters, including the legal fees and costs associated with those matters. The state-of-the-art technological advantages and capabilities of Collectronics’ suite of online applications afford attorneys and their clients throughout the United States with the opportunity to enjoy customized and optimized legal procedures, cloud storage, real-time tracking of files, and online status reports offered in a client-friendly interface accessible 24/7/365 from wherever the user has access to the Internet.