Vision and Leadership

HireRight Leadership Team

The HireRight leadership team is an assembly of innovative, seasoned professionals. Its leaders 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.

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.

Peter Cleverton

Peter Cleverton

General Manager, EMEA

Peter Cleverton is responsible for the managing all aspects of the day-to-day running of the business in EMEA, as well as overseeing the Sales and Marketing teams, having oversight from operations through to service delivery.
 
With over 19 years of experience in selling to the recruitment industry, Peter has managed and worked alongside some of the world’s largest organisations, aligning their strategies on recruitment and technology.
 
Prior to joining HireRight, Peter worked at Monster World Wide for eight years, where he managed teams of global and regional account managers, as well as a team of client services representatives.
 
Peter is also responsible for supporting Steve Girdler in driving growth and development in key markets across the EMEA region, as HireRight continues to expand and accelerate its global growth.

Caroline Smith

Caroline Smith

Deputy General Counsel, EMEA/APAC

Caroline Smith has been with the Corporate Risk Holdings group of companies for over six years and is Deputy General Counsel for HireRight’s EMEA/APAC region. Caroline assists in the negotiation of contracts across the region and also provides support to the compliance function advising on a range of issues including letters of engagement, data protection and regulatory updates.

Caroline is a UK qualified lawyer with over 15 years’ experience and prior to joining the Corporate Risk Holdings group, she was with Herbert Smith LLP and Clyde & Co LLP working on a range of complex international corporate, corporate insolvency and commercial matters.

Caroline earned her Master of Arts degree at the University of Saint Andrews and went on to study law at the College of Law in York earning the GDL and LPC postgraduate qualifications.