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.

Jurgen Leijdekker

Jurgen Leijdekker

Chief Executive Officer

Jurgen Leijdekker is the chief executive officer of HireRight. Jurgen's 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, Jurgen has driven growth strategies, customer experience improvements, and operational transformations for organizations across many industry sectors including healthcare, enterprise software development, and financial services.

Prior to HireRight, Jurgen 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, Jurgen served in numerous capacities for portfolio companies, including interim COO, board director, and PE operating executive.

Jurgen holds a Master of Arts degree in International Finance from the University of Amsterdam.

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 CFO 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 Business Administration, Finance from the University of Wisconsin and a Master’s in Business Administration from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University.

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. Before joining HireRight, Ayman spent over 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 Master’s Degree in Software Engineering from the University of Newcastle, Australia, and a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the American University in Cairo.

Kathleen Delaney

Kathleen Delaney

Chief Marketing Officer

Kathleen Delaney joined HireRight in 2017 as the Chief Marketing Officer, managing the marketing and product management team worldwide.

Prior to HireRight, she was CMO of Vistage in San Diego, California, responsible for all branding, direct marketing, communications, social media, sponsorship and product management initiatives. Prior to joining Vistage, Kathleen served as Senior Vice President at Aon Risk Services where she and her team were charged with transforming new prospect and client relationships and driving new revenue.

Kathleen brings a wealth of experience to the team, having managed marketing and product teams for some of the top brands in the world, holding leadership positions at Dow Jones, AT&T and Johnson & Johnson. She was a pioneer in the introduction of social media, paid search, demand generation and various digital marketing initiatives to drive leads, differentiate against the competition and manage reputation. Driving revenue by developing teams, leveraging great brands and evangelizing a company’s value to clients and prospects is just part of what Kathleen brings to HireRight.

Kathleen graduated with a Master’s in Business Administration from New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business and received her undergraduate degree from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. 

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’s degree in sociology from the University of Massachusetts.

Camilla de Villiers

Camilla de Villiers

Managing Director, Asia Pacific

Camilla de Villiers is the managing director for the Asia Pacific region of HireRight, a leading provider of global background checks and employment verification services.

In her capacity, she is responsible for the HireRight business and activities across the Asia Pacific region.  She has extensive experience in driving operational efficiencies and overcoming business challenges, with a key focus on driving revenue and margin growth. Camilla brings to the role a diverse background in business and commercial strategy, product management, and delivering on strategic client-led solutions, which maximize technology, add value and create sustainable differentiation across service offerings.

Camilla joined HireRight in 2016 after 15 years at Thomson Reuters, where she led Regional Wealth Management across APAC and Digital Solutions for the firm globally.

Camilla holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa. 

Steve Girdler

Steve Girdler

Managing Director, EMEA

Steve Girdler is the managing director of EMEA, 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. 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 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 form the University of Kent.