|By Business Wire||
|February 3, 2014 04:00 PM EST||
First Advantage, a Symphony Technology Group (STG) company and the leading global provider of background screening analytics and identity solutions, today announced that it is increasing its investments in the Asia Pacific region and expanded its leadership team with the addition of international business executives, Matthew Glasner and Jay Wang.
As part of the company’s strategy to expedite growth in the APAC region, First Advantage has divided its commercial operations into two divisions: North Asia Pacific and South Asia Pacific. Since the two areas of Asia have significant and unique opportunities for growth, the company appointed a managing director for each region to drive new business and achieve higher overall revenue.
Matthew Glasner was appointed managing director of the South Asia Pacific region to manage team leaders and support First Advantage’s operations in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, the Philippines and Malaysia. A highly experienced business leader, he brings an extensive background in business-to-business services and sales, particularly around software and technology, to this role. Glasner previously worked for Experian, where he served as the general manager for Experian Marketing Services for Australia and New Zealand.
First Advantage also appointed Jay Wang as managing director of the North Asia Pacific region, responsible for the China, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan markets. Wang brings more than a decade of executive experience in the financial and technology industry, as well as expertise in sales, marketing and general management. He started his career at Goldman Sachs in New York and Accenture in Chicago, working in the information technology and operations fields respectively. Most recently, Wang was the general manager of BI Worldwide in Shanghai, where he served as head of the company’s China operations.
“As First Advantage continues to expand our leading global position and deliver our industry-leading screening solutions to our high growth markets, it is essential that we have the right talent in place to guide our strategy,” said Mark Parise, CEO of First Advantage. “I am confident that Matthew and Jay have the expertise to drive our ongoing growth and innovation throughout the Asia Pacific region, and they will play a crucial role in helping us deliver the best solutions and support for our regional and global clients as well as meet our operational goals for 2014 and beyond.”
About First Advantage
First Advantage provides comprehensive background screening, identity and information solutions that give employers and housing providers access to actionable information that results in faster, more accurate people decisions. With an advanced global technology platform and superior customer service delivered by experts who understand local markets, First Advantage helps customers around the world build fully scalable, configurable screening programs that meet their unique needs. Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., First Advantage has offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia. More information about First Advantage can be accessed at www.fadv.com.
About Symphony Technology Group
Symphony Technology Group (STG) is a strategic private equity firm with the mission of investing in and being a partner in building great software and services companies. In addition to capital, STG provides transformation expertise to enable its portfolio companies to deliver more value to clients to retain and attract the best talent and to achieve best-in-class business performance. All STG portfolio companies are expected to grow through innovation. STG’s current portfolio consists of 12 global companies with combined revenue of approximately $2.5 billion and thousands of employees spread across North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit www.symphonytg.com.
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