Primeritus Financial Services, Inc., a provider of recovery management, skip tracing, and remarketing services, announced the addition of Chris Kato to the Primeritus management team as general counsel and chief compliance officer. Kato comes with an extensive background in corporate law spanning a wide variety of practice areas. 



Kato served most recently as VP and lead counsel for Central Parking Corporation, where he directed the legal department and advised senior management on a comprehensive range of legal issues including contracts, labor and employment matters, mergers and acquisitions, collections, insurance coverage, intellectual property and data privacy issues. He also previously held positions as Deputy General Counsel and Associate Counsel for Central Parking Corporation.

“Chris’ depth and breadth of corporate legal experience has already made him a key addition and contributor to the Primeritus management team. We view his appointment as yet another sign of PFS’ commitment to being the leader in our industry,” said Primeritus Chairman, Cam Hitchcock.

Primeritus CEO Chuck Tapp concluded, “Chris’s strong business and legal insights are a valuable asset to our strategic development and ongoing management efforts. We believe Chris’ understanding of compliance frameworks and processes will clearly benefit PFS’ clients in a changing regulatory environment.”