deverus Adds Executive Leadership With Appointment Of John Leonard To Drive Next-Generation Background Check Product Innovation

AUSTIN, Texas, June 22, 2017 — deverus, the leading technology platform provider for next-generation background checks, today announced the addition of John Leonard as Director of Product Development. A 20-year technology veteran, Leonard strengthens deverus’ executive leadership team as the company moves to accelerate growth through future-ready products and services that focus on newer capabilities around mobile and improved candidate experience.

“We are excited to have John join the company, and to leverage his extensive software product experience, to lead our product and development groups as they work to transform the way background checks deliver business value to customers,” said Shawn Rucks, founder and CEO of deverus. “His vision, leadership and background is already proving to be the perfect combination of skills to help us fulfill our mission to lead the industry.”

Leonard has extensive technology leadership experience and is the co-inventor of four software patents. He was most recently chief technology officer for Dominion-Harbor Group (DHG) in Dallas. He also served as co-founder and vice president of products for IdealAsset, before the company was sold to DHG.

“As the background check industry continues to face pressure to innovate, John’s extensive experience in complex enterprise environments, combined with his specific focus on designing, developing and bringing new products to market will be a tremendous asset to our current customers, our future customers and the industry as a whole,” says Rucks. “deverus is on pace to outperform our goals, and I am pleased to have John on board as we continue to drive end-user innovation for the industry.”

Founded in 1998, deverus, Inc., helps companies in the background screening industry work better, faster and smarter by providing the highest quality software, SAAS cloud-based solutions, mobile applications, integrations, compliance, automation, security, privacy and customer support services available. deverus helps HR departments make critical hiring decisions using data such as criminal records, education and employment verifications, drug and assessment testing, and more. The company delivers its services to over 43,000 businesses, hiring more than 4.1 million employees per year, through more than 150 trusted partners.

Kathleen Schofield


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