IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 4, 2014 – HireRight, a leading provider of global employment screening, drug and health testing, and employment eligibility solutions, today announced the appointment of John Fennelly as chief executive officer. Fennelly joins HireRight from Thomson Reuters where he headed up the wealth management division. Fennelly takes the reins at HireRight this month and will be based in Irvine.
His focus will remain on extending the company’s position as a key partner to organizations in the selection of top talent. “I am thrilled to join a market leader like HireRight,” said Fennelly. “The company is a technology and services leader, and poised to continue on its growth trajectory. We’re already seeing keen competition for workers in many sectors and geographies, and we are well positioned to assist our customers in their quest for the best talent. HireRight provides a globally integrated approach that gives companies critical information, quickly and reliably.”
According to Dennis Dracup, executive chairman at HireRight, “During John’s 30-year career, he has proven to be an exceptional leader with strategic vision and strong operational and financial acumen. He’s helped improve numerous technology-enabled service businesses by forging deeper connections with customers and partners, growing internationally, helping foster innovation, and empowering his teams with the tools they need to succeed. Helping our customers identify top talent, while reducing risk through informed hiring decisions, is what HireRight is all about. John brings a wealth of experience to the table and we’re delighted to have him at the helm.”
Fennelly further pointed to HireRight’s position as the leader in screening innovation. “Today's employment landscape is not only highly competitive, but it is also changing. Some job seekers are exploring non-traditional forms of employment. With HireRight’s legacy of innovation and numerous industry firsts, we are uniquely qualified to help navigate however and wherever talent and opportunities connect.”