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Verified Credentials is a leading background screening company. Since 1984, we’ve helped validate and secure relationships through the use of our comprehensive screening solutions. We offer a wide variety of background checks, verifications, and innovative screening tools.

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Company Leadership

Meet the people behind Verified Credentials. Our leaders strive to add value, quality, and innovation to everything we do - giving you exceptional background screening solutions.

Kevin Spang

Chief Executive Officer

Kevin oversees the company’s financial plans and objectives, with a focus on company growth and profitability. He also works with key accounts and prospects to develop robust, practical screening solutions. Kevin joined the Verified Credentials team in 1993 as a national sales manager. He has served as CEO since 2004.

Chad Ross


Chad devotes most of his time to managing the vision and long-term goals of the company. He leads the organization in the development and deployment of business strategies. Leveraging his passion for technology, Chad also helps to keep Verified Credentials efficient and on the cutting edge. Chad began his career in background screening in 1996. He joined the Verified Credentials team in 1998 and has served as President since 2007.

Will Uban

Chief Operating Officer

Will oversees the overall fulfillment of background screening services, supply chain management and customer support. He provides an in-depth understanding of our screening services and technology solutions to help our clients meet their business goals. Will develops initiatives to enhance the level of service, support, and reliability – with the ultimate goal of delivering an exceptional customer experience. Will joined the Verified Credentials team in 2014.

Clare Horvik

Vice President of Marketing

Clare guides the voice and brand of the company, shaping the conversation about background screening and highlighting its business impact. She fuels the content development engine with strategic insights, unique research, and target-driven campaigns. Among other initiatives, Clare leads new product releases, develops training and education programs, and is always on the lookout for new ways to share Verified Credentials’ experience with our clients. Clare joined the Verified Credentials team in 2006.

Laura Schorn

Vice President of Human Resources

Laura oversees key talent functions, including recruiting, training, compensation, benefits, and strategic workforce planning. She defines the employment brand, directs onboarding and training programs, and elevates talent sourcing and retention initiatives. As a key advisor to the senior leadership team, Laura sets human resources policies, stays on top of labor law compliance, is instrumental in workplace dynamics and culture. Under Laura’s three decades of leadership, the company has hired hundreds of team members as Verified Credentials expands to new roles and service offerings. Laura joined the Verified Credentials team in 1993.

Mike Schrandt

Vice President of IT Infrastructure

Mike oversees the IT infrastructure of Verified Credentials, championing high-performing applications and teams through strategic upgrades, troubleshooting, and maintenance. He leads information security system and controls, managing milestones and goals to meet rigorous security measures to keep consumer and business information safe and secure. Mike also leverages emerging technologies and enhancements to strengthen and streamline systems and solutions companywide. Mike joined the Verified Credentials team in 2021.

Gary Nothom

Vice President of Engineering

Gary directs the technology initiatives for our in-house software development team, including new product development, large-scale interfaces with technology partners, and technical infrastructure. He has a keen ability to understand complex business rules to build innovative workflow solutions for our clients. Gary joined the Verified Credentials team in 2022.

Tim Davis

Executive Vice President – Strategic Projects

Tim leads the research, coordination, and implementation of strategic business projects. With nearly two decades of background screening experience, Tim delivers subject matter expertise and serves as a thought partner to the executive team to drive key business priorities forward. Tim acts as a liaison between competing initiatives, timelines, and constraints to ensure strategic objectives are successfully achieved. Tim joined the Verified Credentials team in 2005.

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