Press Release: 2019 Credit Professional of the Year Award – SICA CANADA

Press Release:
2019 Credit Professional of the Year Award – SICA CANADA

On behalf of The Sports Industry Credit Association (SICA Canada), our entire membership and sponsors, we proudly announce this year’s recipient of the “Credit Professional of the Year” is Ms. Angela Ciccia from Head Canada.

Ms. Angela Ciccia with her award and Brent Akeson (President of SICA) presenting Angela with her award.

About Ms. Angela Ciccia:
Angela is employed with Head Canada Inc.; a major sporting goods company known for skis, snowboards, and Tennis & other racquet sports (Selling under the brands of Head, Tyrolia, Holmenkol and Penn).

Angela has been in the field of credit management and in the sporting goods industry for over 35 years; all of which has been with HEAD Canada.

Angela has held her Certified Credit Professional (CCP) designation since 2000 and she served as a board member of the Credit Institute of Canada, Conestoga chapter, for 10 years.

For many years, Angela has been on SICA’s Operating Credit committee and as an active member of the association.

Mr. Rob Morash, General Manager of Head Canada, said “… Angela has built a network of strong business relationships across the country, …. The role of Credit Manager in the industry can be a tricky one, balancing company obligations with customer situations that require empathy in times of hardship, e.g. no snow!
On behalf of Head Canada we congratulate Angela on this award and cementing her reputation in the sporting goods industry as one of the best!”
Other Credit Professional describe Angela as follows:

  • She is professional and very helpful whenever you call her.
  • She is an excellent Role model. I can count on her sharing pertinent information.
  • She is always willing to go above and beyond.

Given her experience, knowledge and contribution to our industry, it is now fitting that Angela is recognized by her peers and the sporting goods industry.

Angela also commented “Thank you so very much. I don’t know what to say other than it is the outmost honor to receive it (this award)… My passion for credit has made it easy to love my work ... Daily challenges and interactions with retailers are a joy, and are only made better by a wonderful team and co-workers.”

About the award:
SICA launched this award to recognize our industry’s top Credit Professionals; who embody the following characteristics: Leadership, professional knowledge, ethical and who are a valuable resource to their industry peers. Candidates are nominated by their peers.

Through this process numerous credit professionals were nominated from all across North America. Subsequently, a panel of judges from our industry independently reviewed the submissions and narrowed down to select a finalist. We would like to thank our membership for their participation.

Once again, Congratulations Angela!

Thank-you to sponsors Euler Hermes, Creditfax Debt Recovery, PDF Attorneys, Barr Credit Services, Macdonald Sager Manis LLP and Blakeley LLP for their generous sponsorship of this award.

About Sica
Sica is a non-profit credit association in existence since 1980, providing credit information to sporting goods suppliers across North America on sporting goods retailers in the US and Canada.

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