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Matt Williams
Assistant General Counsel

“You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.”
- Henry Rollins

Matt grew up in Beavercreek, Ohio, a suburb of Dayton. Prior to joining Advance, he was a practicing attorney in the private sector with a focus on business transactions and later served as a public defender, representing underprivileged clients in criminal matters. This varied legal experience has taught him to be flexible and work to find creative solutions for the wide range of legal questions that arise at Advance.

From day one at Advance, Matt has focused on the Affordable Care Act. He enjoys speaking with clients about the ACA and helping them understand the unique challenges that the law presents to the staffing industry.

When not at Advance, Matt can be found sampling the microbrews at any one of Cleveland’s many breweries. He is an avid golfer, concert-goer and still roots for the Cincinnati Reds and Bengals, despite the heckling from the Cleveland fans in the office.

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Craig Cohen
SVP of Credit Administration

“Winning is not a sometime thing, it's an all the time thing. You don't win once in a while; you don't do things right once in a while; you do them right all of the time. Winning is a habit.”
- Vince Lombardi

After graduating from OSU with a BBA in Finance and then earning his MBA from John Carroll University, Craig built his career in corporate and commercial banking. He gained extensive experience in credit underwriting, risk management and loan workout, both at small community banks and large regional banks.

At Advance, Craig oversees credit and underwriting functions and also supports clients with risk management, acquisitions and business valuation. “We’re all part of a team working toward a common goal. It’s motivating to know that your contribution is not only necessary but truly matters. That's what makes Advance great and sets us apart.”

Craig is also very committed to The First Tee of Cleveland, a youth development program that teaches core values and life skills through the game of golf. He is a Volunteer Coach and serves on the Board of Directors.

Outside of Advance and The First Tee, Craig enjoys spending time with his family, vacationing with his wife, golfing (of course!) and snowboarding.

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Kristin Rogers
Marketing Manager

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act but also dream, not only plan but also believe.”
- Anatole France

Kristin started her passion for business and marketing earning her BBA at the University of Michigan, and later earned her MBA from Cleveland State University. With over 10 years of experience, Kristin approaches marketing with both an analytical and creative perspective. “I love the full cycle; from brainstorming and creative development to implementation and analysis. Ultimately, I’m very strategic and process oriented, so that’s always driving any initiative I’m tackling.”

She joined the Advance team in 2014 and thrives on the culture and camaraderie. “It’s the people that make Advance. I genuinely like and respect the people here, and we’re all passionate about our end goal – serving our clients and helping them grow their business.”

Outside of work, Kristin enjoys spending time with her husband as well as traveling, yoga, reading and Pinterest. She also volunteers with VITAS Hospice and makes “Paw Pal” visits to patients with her two dogs.

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