Victoria’s Certn is putting their recently raised funding into action with the appointment of Michael Whittington as the new managing director of Credence and Certn EMEA.
With the latest funding round, Certn pledged to further advance its mission of building trust in people – and invest in new markets worldwide.
Certn acquired Credence earlier this year, and in his new role, Whittington will spearhead expansion in the EMEA region while ensuring swift alignment across company cultures. Whittington brings over 30 years of experience in the background screening sector, having started his first background screening business, Financial & Personnel Research Limited (FPR), in 1992.
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For global organizations, strong leadership at the regional and local level is integral to ensuring that quality service is maintained across the board while also catering to the unique needs of customers across geographies – and with remote hiring here to stay, companies operating across borders must ensure background checks comply with region-specific criteria.
As managing director, Whittington will drive forward this effort, ensuring that Credence and Certn EMEA are in lockstep as regional growth continues. Under his leadership, the company will maintain its delivery of seamless background screening solutions, empowering companies to create a culture of trust within their organizations.
Andrew McLeod, CEO, Certn, said: “Michael’s expertise in the industry will be an integral asset as we grow in the EMEA region. Having strong leadership at the local level enables us to meet the unique needs of customers across regions and empower them with the tools needed to build trust in the workplace,” Andrew McLeod, CEO, Certn told Techcouver.