We're a team of creators, problem-solvers, & inventors who put our clients first, always.
The people that make magic happen.
Devon Dickinson | CEO
As a serial entrepreneur, Devon has founded four successful companies, created more than 600 American jobs, and has received recognition among the INC 5000 Fastest-Growing Privately Held Companies.
Tommy Cheng | President
Tommy's history of helping companies and individuals reach new success levels gives him an informed perspective for pinpointing needs within a company and addressing them strategically and creatively.
Michael Lotterstein | Vice President
Michael's extensive experience in background screening empowers his pursuit of accuracy in reporting, clarity in organization, presentation of data, and rigor in meeting regulatory and compliance demands.
Elyzabeth Ambra | Chief Compliance Officer
With over 14 years of industry experience, Elyzabeth brings extensive compliance knowledge. Her deep understanding of the FCRA, Criminal Record Research, and Reporting Practices extends to her team through her excellent leadership.
Ron Teagarden, MBA | Chief Technology Officer
With 20+ years of global technology, business, and relationship management experience, Ron bridges the gap between business and technology with a keen focus on execution. He holds a Master’s Degree from Thunderbird School of Global Management.
Jim Miles, COO
Jim's strategic thinking, desire for knowledge, drive for success, and years of experience working with CEOs and their executives gives him the skills to get the most out of financials.
Tara Cheng | Executive Consultant
Tara has been instrumental in the company's inception, vision, and success. Through her collaborative, supportive, and "quality first" mindset, Tara successfully engages Verified First clients.
Ian Bellais, MA | Exec. VP of Corporate Strategy
Ian has successfully launched five companies validating his expertise in business development and partner channels. His leadership extends to his role as an adjunct professor with Bryan University, teaching sales, marketing, customer service, and entrepreneurialism.
Emily Wolff | VP of Finance
Emily is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) bringing 10+ years of experience in Finance to Verified First. Through attention to detail, high expectations, and a strong work ethic, she leads the finance team to high-quality output.
John Gerhard | VP of Information Technology
John has an extensive and intuitive understanding of technology. Not only is he technically sound, but he also creatively provides solutions to set Verified First up for long-term, strategic success.
David Sajn | VP of Sales
With 15+ years of experience in sales and leadership, David has a passion for partnering with enterprise-level companies to find talent solutions, address and remedy internal inefficiencies, and positively impact their company.
Nick Massoth | VP of Strategic Initiatives
As a former Marine, Nick places importance on leadership, listening, high-functioning, and stable work environments, valuing team members, celebrating successes, and taking responsibility for his and his team's actions.
Michael Rockwell | VP of Account Management
Mike has close to 10 years of experience in the background screening space, combined with 15 years of leadership experience working with clients of all sizes across multiple industries. Mike brings a strong focus on Customer Experience, Strategic Relationships, and Technology Innovation to Verified First.
Ollyvia Banda | Director of Client Success
Ollyvia's attention and care to customer satisfaction and client retention sets the framework for a positive customer service experience. Her ability to balance business priorities makes her an undisputable team player.
Sunny Whitaker | Manager of Sales Operations
With over 8+ years of experience in Sales, Sunny has a passion for leading and helping individuals grow in the SaaS space. She specializes in the background screening and talent solution industry, empowering the talent acquisition strategies of organizations nationwide.
Alisha Longa | Director of Operations
With ScrumMaster and PBSA Advanced certification, Alisha brings a passion for problem solving and a drive for continuous improvement. She successfully leads a large and diverse team in producing and delivering world-class products and services to clients.
Justin Hallenbeck | Implementation Manager
Justin brings 10+ years of Customer Service Management experience to Verified First along with a passion for leadership. His ability to lead with a people-first approach, efficiency, and organization establishes long-lasting and successful partnerships with Clients.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
We don't have one — we answer to our clients, not investors.