Rescue One Financial

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Rescue One Financial, LLC.
Company typePrivate
IndustryFinancial services
HeadquartersIrvine, California, USA
Key people
Bradley Smith, Mark Photoglou, and Branden Millstone, Co-Founders and CEOs

Rescue One Financial is a financial services company located in Irvine, CA. It ranks #21 in the Inc. 500|5000 top 100 fastest growing companies[when?] within the Financial Services Industry, with an overall ranking of 308.[1] The company is a member of the American Fair Credit Council.[2]


Rescue One Financial was founded in 2007 by Bradley Smith, Mark Photoglou, and Branden Millstone with a focus on consumer debt management. Services are offered in 31 states.[3] The company manages $2 billion of consumer debt,[1] with over 750 million dollars of unsecured debt settled.[4]

In 2013, the company showed a three-year growth of 1,406%, with revenues of $31.6 Million in 2012, compared to $2.1 Million in 2009. During that time, they added 26 jobs, bringing the total number of employees for 2013 to 53. Currently, the company boasts 181 employees in 2019.[1]

Co-Founder and CEO Bradley Smith was previously a key player in a notable Rule 144 trade at Merrill Lynch, selling more than 5 million shares of The Walt Disney Company.[3] Smith was featured in Inc. Magazine in September 2010 as "America's Fastest Growing Debt Collector,",[5][6] in Inc's award-winning article "The Psychological Price of Entrepreneurship" by Jessica Bruder in September 2013,[7][8] and has been featured in the media as a financial expert.[9][10][11][12][13] The Deadline Club award in Magazine Personal Service category was won for the article "The Psychological Price of Entrepreneurship".[14] Smith was also named part of the Forbes Executive Financial Council[15][16] and the company manages over 100,000 clients.[17]


Member of the AFCC, The American Fair Credit Council [18]

Certified by the International Association of Professional Debt Arbitrators (IAPDA) [19]

The United States Organizations for Bankruptcy Alternatives (USOBA) [20]

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  1. ^ a b c Inc. Company Profile 2013
  2. ^ AFCC Company Profile
  3. ^ a b CEOCFO Magazine, 2/4/13: Interview with Bradley Smith
  4. ^ Newsweek Showcase: Rescue One Financial
  5. ^ Inc. Sep 1, 2010: "America's Fastest-Growing Debt Collector"
  6. ^, 10/7/13: Locals provide insight, advice on challenges of entrepreneurship
  7. ^ Inc. Magazine, September 2013: "The Psychological Price of Entrepreneurship" by Jessica Bruder
  8. ^ Tech Crunch, 7/14/14: We Need To Talk About Depression
  9. ^ The Patriot Ledger, 12/26/13:10 Money Predictions for 2014
  10. ^ NuWire Investor, 3/9/14: How Long Does a Debt Settlement stay on your Credit Report?
  11. ^ Daily Markets, 7/16/14: At What Age Should You Start Building Credit?
  12. ^, 8/29/14: To Build Your Team, First Build Trust
  13. ^ CEOWORLD magazine, 2/11/2015: The Most Effective Methods To Improve As A Pioneer In 2015: Managing Big Data
  14. ^ "2014 Deadline Club Award Winners – Deadline Club". Retrieved 2018-10-29.
  15. ^ "Bradley W Smith, Official Member of Forbes Councils". Forbes Councils. Retrieved 2018-10-29.
  16. ^ Panel, Expert. "Need Funds Fast? Six Ways To Evaluate The Best Credit Offer For You". Forbes. Retrieved 2018-11-01.
  17. ^ Bankrate, Nancy Mann Jackson (2012-07-03). "5 Ways to Grow an Emergency Fund". CNBC. Retrieved 2018-10-29.
  18. ^ "Members of AFCC (American Fair Credit Council)".
  19. ^ "Members of IAPDA (International Association of Professional Debt Arbitrators)". Archived from the original on 2005-05-29.
  20. ^ "USOBA".

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