|By Business Wire||
|March 31, 2014 09:08 AM EDT||
KeyPoint Government Solutions (KeyPoint) today announced the appointment of Eric A. Hess as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He succeeds Jeff Schlanger, who has been CEO of the Company since its formation in 2003. Mr. Schlanger recently returned to public service and will continue to serve on the company’s Board of Directors going forward.
Mr. Hess brings more than 25 years of experience leading operations, IT services, and data acquisition on a global scale, most recently serving as Chief Operations Officer of First Advantage Corporation, a provider of background screening, identity and information solutions for employers and housing. While at First Advantage, Mr. Hess delivered data assets to over 45,000 clients worldwide. Previously, Mr. Hess was Senior Vice President of Global Operations at LexisNexis Risk Solutions. Prior to LexisNexis, he held several leadership positions in the background screening and data communication industries. During his career, Mr. Hess has led the integration of numerous mergers and acquisitions creating performance-based organizations.
“Eric has the unique combination of industry knowledge in the investigation and compliance services market, expertise with complex data analytics, and proven execution skills in delivering mission critical solutions to both commercial and government customers,” said Mr. Schlanger. “We are confident that Eric will create a high performance, customer focused culture that fosters innovation while maintaining the Company’s uncompromising commitment to high-integrity, and that he will shape and execute the Company’s growth strategy.”
“KeyPoint has established itself over the past decade as a leader in the national security investigation and compliance services industry with incredibly talented people and a track record of delivering high quality service for government customers,” said Mr. Hess. “I have great admiration for what Jeff and the team have achieved at KeyPoint. I am excited about the opportunity to build upon this foundation and develop new avenues for growth.”
Mr. Hess is a respected industry expert on employment-related screening and a frequent lecturer, speaker and author on the topic. In 2001, he was appointed by the Secretary of Transportation to the Department of Transportation's Federal Advisory Committee for the Transmission and Storage of Electronic Drug Testing Information. He is currently the Chair Emeritus of the legislative and regulatory affairs committee of the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA). Mr. Hess is also a previous recipient of Entrepreneur of the Year Award by Inc. Magazine and Ernst and Young.
About KeyPoint Government Solutions
KeyPoint Government Solutions is a national provider of security-clearance background investigations and screening services to U.S. Government agencies and also provides related investigative, compliance monitoring, and fraud prevention services to help such agencies ensure the integrity of such processes. KeyPoint has offices in Washington, D.C., New York, N.Y., Austin, Tex., and Loveland, Colo.
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