Top 5 Bay Area Employer in 2008 lands No. 5 spot as best Bay Area employer

SAN MATEO, Calif., May 5th, 2008 — Freedom Financial Network, LLC, with its online portal,, has been named one of the "Best Places to Work in the Bay Area" for 2008.

The San Francisco Business Times’ annual listing ranks Freedom Financial/ as No. 5 in the Small Business category, recognizing businesses with 51-100 Bay Area employees. The company earned its ranking as one of the highest-scoring businesses in the Times’ survey, completed by nearly 200,000 employees at 401 different firms. The survey asked employees to evaluate their satisfaction with work engagement, management practices and policies, compensation, and work climate and culture, as well as confidence in future prospects for their companies.

The entire list of the "Best Places to Work in the Bay Area" appears in a special May 2 edition of the San Francisco Business Times. The section also will appear in the East Bay Business Times and Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal.

"Building an awesome team that shares our passion for building a great company has been a priority for us," says Brad Stroh, co-founder and co-CEO of Freedom Financial Network and "Our employees are the driving force behind our business improving every single day," adds co-founder and co-CEO Andrew Housser. "They represent the DNA and fundamental core competency of our business."


Based in San Mateo, Calif., is a free, one-stop portal where consumers can educate themselves about complex personal finance issues and comparison shop for products and services including credit cards, debt relief assistance, insurance, mortgages and other loans. As the online portal to Freedom Financial Network, LLC, the company has served more than 40,000 customers nationwide since 2002 while managing more than $1 billion in consumer debt. In 2008, Entrepreneur Magazine ranked as the No. 3 fastest-growing U.S. company on its Hot 100 list. Company co-founders and co-CEOs Andrew Housser and Brad Stroh have been named to the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list for 2008.