PRA Group Names Chief Technology Officer

NORFOLK, Va., April 20, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PRA Group (Nasdaq:PRAA), a global leader in acquiring and collecting nonperforming loans, today announced that Chris Burroughs has been named chief technology officer.

Chris Burroughs, Chief Technology Officer, PRA Group

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Burroughs has more than 25 years of experience in information technology. Her previous roles include vice president of IT infrastructure and architecture, Americas Zone for Allianz Global Assistance, network manager for McGuire Woods LLP and IT director for Circuit City Stores, Inc. She is also an adjunct instructor in the Fast Track Executive Master of Science in Information Systems program at Virginia Commonwealth University where she teaches IT financial management, unified communications and LAN/WAN architecture.

Burroughs earned a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in information processing systems, summa cum laude, from the University of Richmond. She holds an OPEX Blue Belt Certification from the Allianz Six Sigma/Lean Program and an ITIL Foundation Certificate, and was a recipient of a CIO 100 Award in 2009. She serves on the St. Joseph’s Villa Technology Advisory Board and is a member of Richmond Technology Council’s Women in Technology forum.

About PRA Group
As a global leader in acquiring and collecting nonperforming loans, PRA Group (Nasdaq:PRAA) returns capital to banks and other creditors to help expand financial services for consumers in the Americas and Europe. PRA Group companies collaborate with customers to help them resolve their debt and provide a broad range of additional revenue and recovery services to business and government clients.

PRA has been recognized as one of Fortune's 100 Fastest-Growing Companies for three years and one of Forbes' Best Small Companies in America for eight consecutive years since 2007. For more information, please visit

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