deverus Adds Sales And Marketing Executive Leadership To Drive Growth And New User Experience Disruption In Fast-Paced, Cloud-Enabled Background Check Industry

deverus sets up for breakout year as background checks drive more business value to customers

AUSTIN, Texas and BOULDER, Colo., May 9, 2017/PRNewswire/ -- deverus, the leading technology platform for next-generation background checks, today announced the appointments of Kathy Schofield as chief marketing officer, and Steve Gonzalez as senior sales executive. deverus strengthened its sales and marketing leadership team to build upon its strong organic growth, and to drive new opportunities as it moves to further advance and disrupt the background check industry in 2017. "Having Kathy and Steve join the company will help fuel growth and customer acquisition in a market that is starving for user-experience innovation that addresses how organizations staff and retain quality talent," said Shawn Rucks, founder and CEO of deverus. "Today's background check technology and processes must align with and support strategic business goals, and deverus is leading the industry to provide a more streamlined, flexible and value-based approach to support our customers as they navigate significant mega-trends impacting the 'people' side of the business."

The background check industry is on the verge of disruption as pent up demand for innovation in the user experience, along with industry consolidation and technology agnostic, multi-platform proliferation, emerge as significant industry trends. deverus intends to continue outpacing the industry with solutions that drive revenue for their clients. Schofield brings more than 25 years of marketing and business development experience with specific focus on bringing new products to market, sales enablement and customer-centric solutions in the financial services, entertainment and professional services industries. Gonzalez is an HR and background screening industry veteran with more than 20 years of consultative sales experience working for companies such as ChoicePoint, First Advantage and Asurint. "The remainder of 2017 presents major new opportunities for the background check industry, and deverus is poised to build upon our leadership position," said Rucks. "I am pleased to have Kathy and Steve join the deverus team as we move into the next chapter of both business growth and end-user innovation."

About deverus

Established in 1998, privately-held Austin-based deverus, Inc., helps companies in the background screening industry work better, faster and smarter by providing the highest quality software, SAAS cloud-based solutions, mobile applications, integrations, compliance, automation, security, privacy and customer support services available. Deriving its name from a blend of Latin and Spanish meaning “from the truth,” deverus helps HR departments make critical hiring decisions using data such as criminal records, education and employment verifications, drug and assessment testing, and more. The company delivers its services to over 35,000 businesses, hiring more than 2.5 million employees per year, through more than 75 trusted partners. deverus is a founding member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) the respected screening professionals industry watchdog, and was named a “Best Place to Work” by the Austin Business Journal.

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