Who We Are
Second Round specializes in consumer debt markets such as credit cards, auto deficiencies, utility, and FinTech accounts. We always treat the consumer with respect and dignity and strive to build long-lasting partnerships with our clients.
Meet the Team
Chief Compliance Officer
Ken Luster joined Second Round LP as the Vice President of Recovery in April of 2013. Ken graduated from Fontbonne University in St. Louis Missouri with a Masters Degree in Management, and now he has over 20 year’s leadership experience in the collection industry. He moved from St. Louis to Austin Texas in 2006 to take on the role of Vice President of Operations for Supportkids, a nationwide child support collection agency. Prior to Supportkids, Ken was the Director of Operations for West Asset Management’s St. Louis Collections Call Center and had also held several leadership roles for JP Morgan Chase Card Service, including External Litigation Performance Manager, and AVP of Loss Prevention where he was responsible for 150 plus staff members. Ken brings with him proven performance management skills, an in depth knowledge of risk management, audit, compliance, and strong leadership skills.
NATIONAL LOUIS UNIVERISTY
Masters in Management, 2004
Larry Vasbinder co-founded Second Round, LP in 2008. He began his career in public accounting in 1990 by obtaining his Certified Public Accountant’s license and joining the tax department of KPMG Peat Marwick. He joined one of his clients, a diversified investment group in Austin, TX in 1993 and successfully launched two start-up regional companies. In 1997, Larry joined one of the investment group’s start-up companies which focused on financial services and consumer debt as Chief Financial Officer. In 2001 he also took on the Chief Operating Officer. In 2006, the company was sold, and in 2008, Second Round, LP was launched. Larry has led Second Round’s capital raising and purchasing efforts. He is also responsible for establishing and developing strategic client and vendor partnerships. Since 1997, he has been directly involved in the purchase and management of over 500 portfolios of receivables. Larry earned his Bachelors of Business Administration and Masters of Business, with honors, from Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business while lettering on the 1987-89 Baylor football teams.
Brian Garza joined Second Round, LP as the Controller in 2015. Brian’s professional experience in accounting/finance spans over 10 years. He has worked in both public and private companies with a heavy focus on cost saving initiatives, internal control/processes, financial planning, and reporting & analysis. In 2003, Brian earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in Economics from the University of North Texas. While working full time as a Financial Analyst, Brian earned a second Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in Accounting from University of Texas San Antonio in 2009. Brian then moved to Austin, Texas in 2010, working as a Controller with a manufacturing company before joining Second Round.
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SAN ANTONIO