Leadership Team

HireRight Leadership Team

The HireRight leadership team is an assembly of innovative, seasoned professionals dedicated to helping people get hired. They have represented many of the largest and most well-respected businesses in the world.

Guy Abramo

Guy Abramo

President and Chief Executive Officer

Guy Abramo is the chief executive officer of the newly merged HireRight and General Information Services (“GIS”) companies. Formerly the chief executive officer of GIS, he joined us following a seven-year stint as president of Experian Consumer Services Division, overseeing the group’s strategy, direction and operation.

Prior to joining Experian, Guy served as president of Tallan, Inc, a nationwide professional services firm specializing in internet media design, business intelligence and custom software solutions. Before joining Tallan, he served for seven years as executive vice president, worldwide and chief strategy and information officer at Ingram Micro.

Preceding Ingram Micro, Guy served three years as a managing director at KPMG Consulting and the leader of the marketing intelligence consulting practice. While at KPMG, he was a member of the firms’ Technology Leadership Council and co-founder of the Center for Data Insight data mining and marketing automation lab at Northern Arizona University.

Guy is also a 12-year veteran of the Exxon Mobil Corporation. At Mobil, he held a number of positions across both operating and headquarters divisions. He began his Exxon career in research and development and achieved five patents for innovative fuels and fuel additives technologies. He later served in a number of positions of increasing responsibility in the Americas Marketing and Refining Division including manager of marketing services,  assistant gasoline business manager of the U.S. Division and manager of administration and controls for a major Northeastern marketing unit.

Guy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration degree from Georgetown University. 

Todd Baxter

Todd Baxter

Chief Services Officer

Todd Baxter is the chief services officer for the company, ensuring a positive experience for every customer and candidate. A veteran leader of complex, large-scale customer service operations, Todd has successfully led four global customer care enterprise transformations, creating better customer and employee experiences by focusing on understanding behavioral science, change management, and the effective implementation of technology.

Most recently, Todd was the head of Member Services Operations Strategy and Transformation at CVS Health. Prior to that, he was responsible for the centralization and modernization of customer care for Experian North America and formerly led Healthcare, Sales, and Global Real Estate core operations at TeleTech and Connextions.

Todd earned a Bachelor’s degree in finance from East Tennessee State University and a Master's degree from the University of Phoenix, with a focus on technology management.

Aaron Charbonnet

Aaron Charbonnet

Executive Vice President, Sales

Aaron Charbonnet is the executive vice president of sales and is responsible for leading worldwide sales and driving market share growth for HireRight. Aaron brings more than 25 years of experience in human capital management solutions and services having led go-to-market sales and delivery teams in the acquisition and onboarding of many Fortune 500 global accounts.

Prior to joining Hireright, Aaron served as senior vice president of client development at Accurate Background where he gained extensive background screening and talent management experience during his 12-year tenure. As a practice partner, he also built and led enterprise sales and delivery teams at KPMG Consulting and Unisys to deliver PeopleSoft full-suite applications. Aaron brings vast experience with innovative talent management solutions that offer operational efficiencies and industry best practices.

Aaron holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Brian Copple

Brian Copple

General Counsel

Brian is responsible for overseeing all of the company’s legal affairs. For five years prior to HireRight, Brian was general counsel for The Rubicon Project, Inc. which automates the purchase and sale of digital media advertising.

Previously, he served as general counsel for Eclipsys Corporation, an enterprise provider of electronic medical record software and related services for hospitals, and for Exult, Inc. a pioneering provider of human resources business process outsourcing and related finance and administration services to Global 500 companies.

Brian started his career with an 11-year stint with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, including three years as a partner where he had broad transactional and corporate practice, representing public and private companies in various industries.

He earned his JD and MBA degrees at UCLA, and his undergraduate degree from Stanford University.

Jim Daxner

Jim Daxner

Chief Product and Marketing Officer

Jim joined HireRight in 2018. As chief product and marketing officer, he is responsible for driving revenue, leading innovation and providing strategic vision for the organization, including directing product initiatives and revolutionizing the user experience for client- and applicant-facing software.  

Prior to HireRight, Jim served as senior sales vice president, Americas at Survey Sampling International. There, he led the $285M Americas sales team and oversaw business development, sales, and account management for 3,500+ clients.

Previous to that role, he was the executive vice president of membership, at Affinion where he held full responsibility for sales, account management, product, and marketing in North America and Canada. Jim held a variety of leadership positions at Affinion including senior vice president of sales and account management, and vice president of credit card marketing.

Jim graduated summa cum laude from DeVry University with a Bachelor of Science in business management. 

Elise Eidemiller

Elise Eidemiller

Managing Director, Account Management

Elise Eidemiller is the managing director of account management, responsible for building deeper customer partnerships and driving HireRight’s revenue growth globally.

Elise brings more than 23 years of experience in managing client relationships, enterprise solution selling, and strategic leadership roles. Before joining HireRight, Elise served as vice president, sales specialist for the BETA and Wealth Management division of Thomson Reuters. Prior to that, her experience includes managing client-facing teams, building successful, value-added partnerships with customers, along with helping clients to expand globally at leading companies such as Baseline Financial Services, Buckman Laboratories, and the Idaho Department of Commerce.

Elise earned a Bachelor of Arts in international studies with an emphasis in business from Rhodes College.

Nate Gabelman

Nate Gabelman

Chief Customer Officer

Nate Gableman is a 17-year veteran of the background screening industry, serving most recently as the president for General Information Services (“GIS”). As HireRight’s chief customer officer, he is responsible for HireRight’s continued growth, helping to augment HireRight’s solutions, services and partnerships in order to fully meet our clients’ needs. During his tenure with GIS, Nate served in various leadership roles, including vice president of sales and senior vice president of strategic partnerships.

Throughout his career, Nate has focused on developing partnerships with companies that provide intrinsic value to clients and providing services that meet strict quality standards. His responsibilities have included new business development, product management, and implementation and training for pre-employment screening services.

Nate earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business organizational communications from Otterbein University. 

Steve Girdler

Steve Girdler

Managing Director, EMEA and APAC

Steve Girdler is the managing director of EMEA and APAC, responsible for building deeper customer relationships and driving HireRight’s growth outside the U.S.

Steve joined HireRight in April 2013 with a background in executive management, business development, marketing, and product development with expertise in the resourcing, HR solutions and professional services industries. During his tenure, Steve has expanded HireRight’s global footprint in the Middle East, India and Asia Pacific and tripled revenue in the regions as well.

Steve has worked for KPMG as well as some of the largest names in the resourcing and outsourcing industry such as Manpower, Kelly Services and Adecco. In his most recent role at Adecco he was director of London 2012, a three-year endeavor that included the successful recruitment and delivery of 8,300 staff for the 2012 Olympic Games as well as the management of the Adecco Olympic sponsorship. The project was lauded in the media and government for delivering the most diverse and inclusive games ever through the development of innovative tools and programs.

Steve holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and philosophy from the University of Kent.

Dawn Hirsch

Dawn Hirsch

Chief Human Resources Officer

Dawn Hirsch is the chief human resources officer at HireRight and is responsible for attracting, developing, and advancing talent across the company. Dawn brings more than 20 years of experience leading human resources teams in organizational effectiveness, acquisition and integration strategies, culture change and transformation, and talent acquisition for large, global companies.

Prior to HireRight, Dawn served as senior vice president of human resources for inVentiv Health, a global provider of clinical, commercial and consulting services. She also held HR leadership positions at Lend Lease and Thomson Reuters.

Dawn received her Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from the University of Massachusetts.

Ayman Shoukry

Ayman Shoukry

Chief Technology Officer

Ayman Shoukry is the chief technology officer at HireRight. He leads the company's global development team and engineering efforts. He most recently led the development and release of HireRight Global, the industry’s first truly global background screening platform. Before joining HireRight, Ayman spent more than 15 years with the Microsoft Developer Division product groups. Serving as the group program manager for the Visual C++ team at Microsoft, Ayman's team was responsible for delivering the compilers, libraries, runtimes and IDE that enable developers to create great native applications using Visual Studio. Ayman brings executive level experience that focuses on strategy setting and team growth. 

Ayman holds a Master’s degree in software engineering from the University of Newcastle, Australia, and a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from the American University in Cairo.

Tom Spaeth

Tom Spaeth

Chief Financial Officer

Tom Spaeth, chief financial officer for HireRight, brings more than 20 years of experience in corporate finance, accounting, investment banking, operations, and business development in the technology, consumer, and banking industries. Prior to HireRight, Tom served as chief financial officer at UBM Technology, where he oversaw accounting, finance, sales operations, client delivery, and IT. Additional experience includes corporate finance, consulting, and investment roles at Motorola, Ernst & Young, and Deutsche Bank where he successfully led companies through funding growth, organizational change and international expansion.

Tom holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration and finance from the University of Wisconsin and a Master’s in business administration from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University.

Conal Thompson

Conal Thompson

Chief Information Officer

Conal is the chief information officer at HireRight. He leads the company’s product development, infrastructure and business systems efforts. Before joining HireRight, Conal was the chief technology officer for Randstad Digital Ventures, with an emphasis on the Monster business. Conal has also held chief technology officer positions with Chemical Abstracts Service, an information systems division of the American Chemical Society, as well as for the intellectual property and science information business unit of Thomson Reuters, along with various technology leadership positions at Thomson Reuters. Conal started his career as a programmer and development manager in Sydney, Australia.

Conal attended the University of Sydney and earned a Bachelor of Science with honors in computer science, writing a thesis on expert systems for technical analysis-based trading systems.

Bob White

Bob White

Chief Operations Officer

Bob is HireRight’s chief operations officer, responsible for leading the team’s efforts to further improve quality and turnaround time. A former major in the United States Marine Corps, Bob served in multiple leadership roles at Experian for three years, where he directed the support of 250+ e-commerce sites, 14M+ customers, 24 B2B financial institutional clients, seven contact centers and multiple e-commerce functions.

Prior to Experian, Bob was the senior director of global infrastructure, operations and service management delivery at Ingram Micro Inc. He was selected to orchestrate full global infrastructure insourcing and built a 120+ person global operations team which included recruiting, hiring and training of staff across four global regions. In all, Bob served at Ingram Micro across multiple functions for 13 years.

Bob earned his Master of Arts in human resources management, focusing on organizational design and development. He earned a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science from the University of Delaware, in English and computer science, respectively.

Scotty Williams

Scotty Williams

Vice President, Corporate Development

Scotty Williams is the vice president of corporate development and is responsible for leading the company’s corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate development efforts. His career has focused on building and executing strategic growth plans to deliver long-term sustainable growth. Prior experience includes diversified family office portfolio investment and oversight, strategic development at Vail Resorts, and client advisory on a wide range of M&A and corporate finance transactions at Merrill Lynch. Most recently, Scotty was the vice president of strategy and development at General Information Services (“GIS”).

Scotty attended The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in economics.