Dave Dickerson founded Accurate Background in 1997 with the mission to simplify the employment screening process for companies and provide positive experiences for their candidates. At the time Mr. Dickerson founded Accurate Background, the screening industry lacked a reliable source for gathering background information, which often led to confusing hiring processes for employers and unpleasant experiences for job candidates.
Mr. Dickerson used his knowledge and unique perspective of the industry to build a technology platform that had both user and candidate in mind. With his direction, the company has developed a model that streamlines the background screening process while providing unmatched levels of customer service.
Mr. Dickerson’s innovations and expert leadership have been rewarded through recognition on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, HRO Baker’s Dozen, and Workforce Hotlist. In addition to Accurate Background, Mr. Dickerson founded a successful internet retail company which has been twice ranked on the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing privately-owned companies in North America.
Tim Dowd comes to Accurate Background with more than 30 years of experience leading information and technology enabled business services. A dynamic and growth oriented leader, Mr. Dowd specializes in building and managing teams that deliver superior results. After serving two years on the Accurate Background Board as an independent advisor, Tim joins Accurate Background as President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Dowd is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations, developing policies and procedures, and working closely with the finance department to monitor operating budget and planning for future capital and expenditures.
Prior to joining Accurate Background, Mr. Dowd served on the Board of Directors for eScreen Inc. As a member of the Audit and Compensation Committees, he was instrumental in orchestrating strategic acquisitions. eScreen was sold to Alere Health Management Solutions in April 2012. Concurrently with eScreen, Mr. Dowd was also the President and Chief Executive Officer of INPUT, a comprehensive procurement and market information service company serving federal, state, and local government contractors. Mr. Dowd established INPUT as an industry thought leader and top provider of government opportunity research, resulting in record increased value of the company and the sale of INPUT to Deltek in 2010. Previously, Mr. Dowd was the President of USIS (now Altegrity) Commercial Services Division (CSD). Working directly with the CEO, he directed all business operations, including M&A activities until its sale to Providence Equity Partners in 2007. He was also a senior executive with Choicepoint from 2002 to 2005 leading M&A and background screening operating activities. Tim also was CEO of Current Analysis from 2011-2014 until its sale to Progression Digital Media, a UK publicly traded company.
Mr. Dowd holds an MBA in Marketing and Finance from Emory University, a Bachelor’s in Industrial Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and a Bachelor’s in Economics from Assumption College. He is a certified Six-Sigma Green Belt and a recognized thought leader having national exposure with TV coverage on Bloomberg, CNN, and Fox.
Piero Broccardo joined Accurate Background in 2011 and has more than 15 years of experience in the finance, manufacturing, and retail industries. Mr. Broccardo is responsible for overseeing financial and accounting operations, risk management, treasury, and the company’s short and long-term financial and strategic planning. Mr. Broccardo most recently served as the Senior Vice President of Finance and Accounting for Millennium Entertainment, one of the largest independent films and TV series distributors. During Mr. Broccardo’s tenure, he was instrumental in driving record year-over-year profitability along with establishing a comprehensive financial plan for the organization in order to drive future growth and film acquisitions.
Mr. Broccardo also served as Vice President of Strategic Analysis and Pricing for Hines Nurseries, the largest nursery grower in the US. Mr. Broccardo brings in-depth industry knowledge and experience implementing strategies that set companies up for long-term stability, profitability, and growth to the Accurate Background team. Mr. Broccardo earned his MBA from Pepperdine University with a concentration in International Business and holds a Bachelor in Economics from California State University Fullerton.
Scott is a proven growth executive with over 20 years’ experience growing and managing large enterprise customers and building successful sales teams. Prior to joining Accurate Background, Scott was the VP of Industry Vertical Sales at Box.com where he lead a world-class sales team to aggressively go to market with Box’s core product and industry solutions in North America. Prior to Box, Scott was the VP of Western U.S. Sales at Salesforce.com for 9 years, the technology leader in marketing, sales force automation, customer service, & cloud computing. Scott ran the west team and focused on Fortune 500 Companies to build their strategy for CRM, Customer Service, Digital Social Marketing, Social Listening, and Social Engagement Strategies.
Prior to joining Salesforce.com, Scott spent 8 years at IBM in the enterprise & emerging markets space. He has received numerous sales & leadership awards throughout his career. He completed his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) at San Diego State University, is a member of the Sigma Iota Epsilon, a Collegiate Honorary Academic Management Fraternity (Tau Chapter), and is active leading philanthropic efforts through Box, Inc.’s and Salesforce.com’s Foundations.
Connie Suoo brings to Accurate Background 20 years of experience building, aligning, and revitalizing organizations across a variety of industries, including identity protection, security, actuarial, data, and data analytics. She previously held leadership roles at Equifax, Experian, and Gateway, as well as multiple startups. Most recently, she served as the Senior Vice President of Engineering at LifeLock, where she built the engineering organization from the ground up and played a key role in driving the company to a successful stock market launch.
As Chief Technology Officer, Ms. Suoo oversees all aspects of IT and development, including identifying and preparing for evolving market and customer requirements, development of innovative technologies, and ongoing system improvements. Her leadership is instrumental to Accurate Background’s high level of efficiency and scalability.
Ms. Suoo earned both her Bachelor’s and Master’s in Computer Science from Denver University and completed the Executive Leadership Program at Harvard Business School.
Bon Idziak is a 20 year industry professional and subject matter expert on the topics of Background Screening, Drug Testing and HR Technology. Prior to joining Accurate Background, Bon was Head of Compliance and Government Relations for screening startup Checkr, and CEO of FL based Applicant Insight. Bon also held several roles at First Advantage in the early onset of his career. Bon’s philosophy is to minimize hiring and retention risk through the design, implementation and management of an intelligent screening program, embracing industry standards and best practices, while ensuring compliance. Critical to this is focusing on the applicant or employee in all aspects of the process to ensure that their rights are protected and they are active participants.
Currently, Bon serves on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS). In addition, Bon serves as Immediate Past President and on the Board of Directors for the Substance Abuse Program Administrators Association (SAPAA), where he is also active with the Government Relations, International Legal, Compensation and Engagement Committees. Bon is an active member of The Board of Directors for the HR Open Standards Consortium (Worldwide), where he previously served as Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer
Bon is also a long standing and contributing member for several industry associations including the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), American Transportation Association (ATA), American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA), and Securities and Insurance Licensing Association (SILA).
Sherri Davis joined Accurate Background in 2013 and brings more than 20 years of progressive experience in Human Resources leadership roles. As Vice President of Human Resources at Accurate Background, Ms. Davis is responsible for the company’s human resources strategies, practices and programs, including talent acquisition and management, total rewards programs, HR systems, benefits management, and organizational development.
Prior to joining Accurate Background, Ms. Davis spent 14 years as the Sr. Director of Human Resources at Masimo Corporation (NASDAQ: MASI), a global medical device manufacturer. There she built the HR department and was responsible for leading and directing the company’s overall global HR programs. During her tenure at Masimo, she also had functional responsibilities for three acquisitions and participated in the due diligence process for the Company’s successful IPO in 2007. Ms. Davis has a successful history of developing and implementing HR programs and practices that align with Accurate Background’s operational strategies and long-term vision.
Aaron Charbonnet joined Accurate Background in 2006 and is a veteran of human capital management and technology solutions with more than 25 years’ experience. As Senior Vice President of Client Development, Mr. Charbonnet is responsible for global enterprise sales and providing solutions to our largest customers. Mr. Charbonnet has gained success with business development and on-boarding of Fortune 1000 companies and some of the largest public sector agencies. He brings an array of experience with building human capital management and systems integration teams for large global companies, such as ADP, BearingPoint (formerly KPMG Consulting), and Unisys Corporation.
Mr. Charbonnet combines in-depth HR-industry experience with a track record of managing successful large sales and project teams. Mr. Charbonnet earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from UCLA.
Paul Reyor oversees day-to-day operations at Accurate Background including the client onboarding, integrations, public records, verifications and customer service teams. Paul has over 20 years of background screening experience and has held a variety of positions including Sr. Director of Product Management, Assistant Vice President of New Technology, Vice President of Enterprise Services and Vice President of Operations. Paul has considerable background screening product and business integration experience having worked for ChoicePoint, LexisNexis, and FirstAdvantage.
Mandy Schaniel is a data-driven executive with a track record of facilitating customer success, retention and incremental revenue growth through world-class account management and support. Mandy brings to Accurate Background more than 11 years of experience supporting strategic customers in the recruitment technology industry. As Senior Vice President of Customer Success, Mandy is responsible for overseeing the Client Onboarding and Account Management teams to ensure client satisfaction, retention and growth.
Prior to joining Accurate Background, Mandy was the VP of Key Account Management and Support at ZipRecruiter for more than 4 years. She was responsible for building the Account Management and Customer Onboarding teams as well as transitioning Customer Service to Customer Success. Mandy is considered a subject matter expert in the world of job advertising, account management and customer success. Mandy continues to serve on the Board of Advisors for TAtech (The Association for Talent Acquisition Technology Solutions) and continues to lead Women in TAtech, an industry-focused Lean In Circle she founded to create a community of support among women working within talent acquisition / recruitment technology organizations.
Mandy combines her impressive track record for building high performing teams and generating client satisfaction with a focus on transparency, cross-functional communication and, most importantly, positivity. Mandy received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication from California State University, Fullerton.
Maria Kirgan brings more than 20 years of experience in building market leading solutions and establishing best practices in product management across many areas including data analytics solutions, consumer fraud authentication and verification products, online targeting platforms, electronic pay and more recently background screening.
Maria is responsible for driving the strategic vision for products including discovery, design and launch of products that aligns with our clients’ needs and delivers the best user experience. In the past, she has held key technology and product leadership roles at Computer Sciences Corporation, Experian, Gateway, ADP, and recently HireRight where she was Senior Director of Product Management leading the product management team responsible for the product strategy and roadmap. She also spent almost 15 years at Experian where she developed and launched first generation knowledge based authentication and real time data append plus scoring products. Maria is a named inventor for several patents which demonstrates her passion for solving customer problems through innovation.
She holds a Bachelor Science degree in Information Systems from California State University Los Angeles and an MBA from UC Irvine.
Carlos Hernandez has more than 20 years of process improvement, project management, and organizational change management experience. Before joining Accurate Background, Carlos spent 19 years with General Electric where he held multiple roles. Carlos earned a Bachelor degree in Management from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst and holds multiple certifications including Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Project Management Professional, Business Process Optimization, Change Acceleration Process and Financial Management Program. At Accurate Background, Carlos is responsible for driving strategic initiatives to optimize processes, improve quality and enhance the client experience and for ensuring successful project execution.