Steve Girdler named new Managing Director for EMEA region

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HireRight, a global leader in background screening, has appointed Steve Girdler as Managing Director of EMEA. Based in London, Girdler will report to HireRight’s Senior Managing Director, EMEA and APAC, Dan Shoemaker.

In his new role, Girdler will oversee all HireRight operations in EMEA, with employees in the UK, Poland, Spain and Estonia as well as a strong and growing client base throughout the region. He will draw on his extensive leadership experience and knowledge of the recruitment and outsourcing market to help HireRight take advantage of changing market conditions and opportunities.

Girdler brings to the role a rich background that includes executive management, business development, marketing and product development expertise in the recruiting, HR solutions and professional services industries.

Prior to joining HireRight, Girdler served as Director of London 2012 for Adecco, and managed the company’s high profile London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games contract and sponsorship. In addition, he has held senior leadership roles with Kelly Services, KPMG, and Gabem Management.    

“We have served the UK and EMEA market for over 20 years and it continues to be a strategic focus for us as part of our overall growth strategy” said Mike Petrullo, President and CEO, HireRight. “Steve brings strong credentials as a proven marketer and business leader in the recruiting and HR services market to lead our next phase of growth.” 

“The next two years will be critical for us as we launch new products and services as well as enhancements to our technology platform” comments Dan Shoemaker, Senior Managing Director, EMEA and APAC. “Steve is joining the business at the right time to not only lead these efforts but also continue to build the HireRight brand in the region.”

“This is an exciting time to join HireRight. The company is expanding rapidly and leading the way in providing accurate and timely background screening domestically and across borders” comments Girdler on his new position. “HireRight has become the clear market leader in helping businesses quickly gain access to the skills and mitigate the risks associated with an increasingly mobile global workforce. I am looking forward to working with the excellent team here at HireRight EMEA to develop and expand the services for our clients in the region and work closely with our global client teams.” 

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