Highly accomplished senior executive with global experience spanning private equity investment, corporate enterprise, and international monetary fund
IRVINE, Calif., January 18, 2017 – HireRight (“the Company”), a leading global provider of employment screening, drug and health testing and employment eligibility solutions, today announced the appointment of Jurgen Leijdekker as its President and Chief Operating Officer. Leijdekker is a highly accomplished senior executive whose global experience spans private equity investment, corporate enterprise, and management consulting as well as government service with central bank and international monetary institutions. Over the course of his career, Leijdekker has driven growth strategies, customer experience improvements, and operational transformations for organizations across many industry sectors including healthcare, enterprise software development, and financial services.
“Jurgen is an exceptional individual and proven leader,” said David R. Fontaine, CEO of HireRight and its parent company, Corporate Risk Holdings, LLC. “The combination of Jurgen’s global experience, sophisticated business acumen, and deep understanding of diverse industries will work to accelerate HireRight’s growth both in the United States and internationally. Jurgen knows what it takes to win in the marketplace. He has a record of producing exceptional business results through the development of scalable technology solutions and a constant focus on enhancing the customer experience. At this time in HireRight’s evolution, Jurgen brings the skills and capabilities needed to enable HireRight’s future growth. I am excited to have him with us.”
“HireRight is an established industry leader, and I look forward to applying my efforts and capabilities to drive further innovation, market expansion, and exceptional service levels. Globally, on an annual basis, our services touch millions of people – both candidates and employers – and HireRight is committed to making the employee on-boarding experience more efficient, understandable, and smooth for all,” said Leijdekker. “Helping our customers to complete the selection and attainment of their most valuable asset – their people – will always be our focus. I am genuinely excited about this opportunity and look forward to working with David and the entire HireRight team to produce value for all of our constituencies: customers, candidates, employees, and shareholders.”
From 2010-2016, Leijdekker was a Senior Operating Executive at Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe (WCAS), a leading private equity firm that specializes its investment activities in information/business services and healthcare. In addition to participating in more than 30 diligence/deal processes, Leijdekker served in numerous capacities for portfolio companies, including interim COO, board director, and PE operating executive. In these roles, Leijdekker contributed to some of the most successful investments in the firm’s recent history, such as an ultra-high growth healthcare services and technology company located in Nashville, Tennessee, an enterprise software company in Westport, Connecticut, and a global ecommerce payments company based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Prior to moving to his general management and private equity roles, Leijdekker worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, where he specialized in online business operations, particularly the launch of internet start-ups. One of these engagements resulted in the launch of eCredible, which introduced disruptive internet-based technology for credit management; Leijdekker would later serve as Managing Director of the firm from 2000-2001.
Leijdekker began his career in 1994 as an Economist on the advisory team to the Governor for the Netherlands Central Bank. He was subsequently seconded to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as Advisor to the Executive Director, assisting him with the daily governance of the IMF.
Leijdekker holds a Master of Arts degree in International Finance from the University of Amsterdam.
HireRight delivers global background checks, drug testing and employment verification services through an innovative platform to help companies hire the right candidates, so they can grow successfully, and efficiently — no matter their size or where they operate. HireRight offers a comprehensive screening solution that can be tailored to the unique needs of the organization, giving enterprises peace of mind about their people and processes. HireRight’s platform can be integrated with existing HR platforms, making it easy to use and giving candidates the best possible experience.
HireRight is headquartered in Irvine, CA, with offices across the globe. Learn more at www.HireRight.com.
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