Sonia Ferlauto the founder and director of Accelerated Collection Services Pty Ltd started her business with $1,000 and with heaps of passion and determination from the spare room of her family home. Together with her family black cat ‘Coco' who is the strong image of her company are constantly reminding the community of who they are.
Sonia created her business with the idea of making a difference in the debt collection industry. A male dominated industry that is known for being overweight and harassing bullies - her empire has been built into a young progressive company who is happy to take a ‘female approach' to debt collection.
Sonia found that being a woman worked very well and endeavoured to hire female consultants wherever possible. With over thirty (30) years of experience in debt collection, a multiple award winning business, her reputation and credibility is rising fast and attracting a variety of opportunities. Her exposure has gone through print media and television, writing articles for business magazines, authors writing about her business and presenting workshops.
Sonia has been a Mentor for Women in Business in addition to holding a position for three years as New South Wales President for the Institute of Mercantile Agents Ltd. She holds her master license as a Commercial & Private Inquiry Agent for Debt Collection, Process Serving and Investigation of Persons. She is a Justice of the Peace and her collection staff hold an operators license.