Ryon Alan Gambill was the operator of debt collector, Marauder Corporation, and other related companies such as Bill Collector in a Box. He also liked to use the initials “CPS” as people often thought it stood for “Child Protective Services.”
Gambill was the focus of many complaints. People complained that Gambill (and his collectors) were abusive on the phone, that they made threats of police intervention, and that they did not follow collection laws. Notably, it is well documented that Gambill abused access to the Experian database. He often made queries lacking permissible purpose. It is speculated that he was using Experian as a skip tracing tool.
Not surprisingly, Gambill was sued on many occasions. He always lost, resulting in default judgments piling up against him. It should also come as no surprise that criminal complaints were filed as well. Gambill has been convicted, in California, of harassment, and there is an outstanding Virginia warrant against him for the same offense.
Gambill was investigated by the State of California for improper activities, and, in 2007, the State of Oregon terminated his operations there.
Gambill lost his Palm Desert, CA, home in foreclosure. This is ironic, as it probably ruined his credit. He became his favorite insult, a “deadbeat debtor!”
At one point, Gambill took to the Internet to try to raise funds for a new collection agency. It would seem these efforts met with little success.
Eventually, things fell apart. (760) 423-1100 and (760) 423-1111 are now out of service. He appears to have closed down Marauder.
The question is, what is he doing now? Given his criminal record, certain jobs would be off limits to him. In addition, the presence of so many judgments should make employers wary, as they may not want to deal with garnishments. There is a “Zoominfo” profile claiming that he works for Oxford Law (a collection agency). However, when a law firm representing a party with a default judgment against Gambill attempted to serve him with papers there, they said they had never heard of him.
Here is a photo taken from Gambill’s Facebook page; the women in the pool are identified as Samantha Gonsalves and Sabrina Rindels. It goes without saying, but the tattoos and cigarettes are not part of a professional image:
This photograph begs the question: where is Christina Troll? In the past, it seemed Gambill was in a relationship with her. Troll, it should be mentioned, has several felony convictions in California. Nonetheless, she obtained a restricted real estate license and found work. One cannot help but comment that the two convicted criminals might have made an interesting couple. Nonetheless, Christina Troll was not at the pool this fine day. It is possible she and Gambill have parted ways, or, perhaps, she was actually working, while Gambill took some time off to relax and smoke.
In conclusion, there is little doubt that Ryon Gambill is irresponsible. No self respecting company should hire him, and individuals thinking of retaining him as a “consultant” should be wary. It is not clear what he is capable of delivering, with the possible exception of a great deal of trouble!