Michael Whittington Appointed as Managing Director of Credence and Certn EMEA
New Managing Director Will Drive Rapid EMEA Expansion
VICTORIA, British Columbia – July 12, 2022 – Certn announced on Friday the appointment of Michael Whittington as the new managing director of Credence and Certn EMEA. Certn acquired Credence earlier this year, and in this role, Michael 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. Since then, Whittington has taken on leadership roles at Kroll Inc., G4S Employee Screening, and Risk Advisory. He has also served as chair of the European branch of the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) and remains an active member.
Michael Whittington, managing director, Credence and Certn EMEA, said: “As we continue to expand in the EMEA region, I’m looking forward to contributing my three decades of experience in the industry as managing director. We’re committed to providing a seamless experience to customers across the globe, and this appointment is the next step in ensuring we maintain this quality.”
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.”
Certn delivers fast, friendly, and comprehensive background screening solutions that help businesses make fact-based hiring decisions, lower their hiring costs, and improve the user experience for both their recruiters and applicants. Used by enterprise, mid-market, and small business leaders looking to hire the right candidates, Certn’s offerings modernize the background check process and help build a foundation of trust. Certn’s solutions streamline the candidate screening process, reduce costs, and boost total time to value (TTV) for HR and operations leaders around the globe. Learn more at https://certn.co/
Credence is one of the longest established companies in the background screening industry, with a senior management team that has a similarly long history of working in the international background check market. Credence’s client base includes organisations throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia – and we are only continuing to expand further along with Certn. Credence brings to Certn expertise in a wide range of industries, including financial services, industrial, energy, consulting and technology.
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