Leadership Team

Our executive team blends extensive investigative experience, technology expertise, familiarity with the screening, compliance, program integrity issues faced by healthcare organizations, and a shared commitment to providing the highest quality services.

  • Larry Neal

    Chief Executive Officer

    Mr. Neal has extensive experience leading transformational growth strategies across the data and technology industries. He recently served as the President and Co-Founder of GoExpedi, an online energy procurement services provider.

    Prior to founding GoExpedi, Mr. Neal spent nearly 20 years in senior leadership roles at S&P Global. Most recently he served as President of the commodity price reference agency, S&P Platts. In this role Mr. Neal drove impressive growth, nearly tripling the revenue of the business during his tenure.

    Through organic growth and M&A, he greatly expanded the analytics and workflow capabilities at S&P Platts, enhancing the company’s customer value proposition and establishing its market leadership in commodity data and information.

    Prior to S&P Platts, he led significant performance improvements at both the S&P Equity Research and S&P Index Services businesses. He started his career at General Electric and IBM. Mr. Neal is currently an independent director at GTCR portfolio company Lexipol and he served on the boards of the firm’s previous portfolio companies Optimal Blue and Callcredit.

  • Alex Watson

    Chief Operating Officer

    Alex Watson is an experienced operations executive with 20+ years in senior leadership roles, most recently within the RELX information and analytics businesses. His most recent role was at LexisNexis Legal & Professional, where he served as Chief Operating Officer, including responsibility for data operations, customer services, customer experience, and the RELX global shared services center.

    Prior to his COO role, Watson was Executive Vice President of Global Operations for LexisNexis after previously leading global editorial operations for the Elsevier Science & Health division of RELX. Watson’s early career was in software and data services startups in the UK. He holds a master’s degree in English Language & Literature from the University of Edinburgh.

  • Zach Daigle


    Zach Daigle, President for PreCheck, has been with the company since 2003 and has amassed over 15 years of healthcare specific compliance, credentialing and background screening experience. His expertise extends beyond personnel qualification screening and monitoring to building transformational and technology enabled compliance programs for healthcare organizations. With a background that includes leading customer service, product development, sales, marketing and operations teams, Zach offers a unique perspective and exciting vision for PreCheck. Throughout his career, he has a history of driving strong organic growth by building exceptional teams and sophisticated technology to solve the industry’s toughest challenges. Zach has been a member of the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) since 2004.

  • Jenny Buchholz

    Chief Financial Officer

    Jenny Buchholz is an experienced CFO with more than 20 years in senior finance leadership roles. As CFO, Buchholz leads Cisive’s Finance Division and partners with the executive team to achieve Cisive’s strategic growth initiatives. Prior to joining Cisive, Buchholz served as CFO at Captivate, overseeing FP&A, Accounting, Pricing & Planning, and HR. Prior to Captivate, Buchholz was the Head of Corporate Finance at Knotel. In that role, she was a key member of the executive team and responsible for critical strategic and operational decisions for the company. She oversaw financial planning and analysis, investor relations, and capital raising. Before Knotel, Buchholz held Strategy and Finance roles across various industries at companies including NBA, Discovery Communications, eBay, and BCG. Jenny holds an MBA from MIT Sloan.

  • Brian Fegley

    Vice President of Client Success

    Brian brings over 17 years' employment screening experience to PreCheck. As Vice President of Client Success, he focuses on establishing and furthering customer-centric best practices to support the strategic hiring needs of clients. Brian earned his B.A. in Criminology, Law and Society from the University of California, Irvine; today, he calls the state of Colorado home. On his downtime, Brian can be found on the sand or grass volleyball courts when he is not in the gym.

  • Kate Vessey

    Corporate Counsel

    Before joining the PreCheck team, Kate Vessey was VP of Legal Services and Regional Manager of the Seattle office for Hawes Financial Group and Professional Credit Service, financial services companies that also serve healthcare clients. She attended the University of Oregon in Eugene where she was a member of the Clark Honors College (Go DUCKS!), and completed Law School at Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Oregon where she also worked as a law clerk for the Oregon Judicial Department. Kate is a military spouse and pleased to be a part of the PreCheck team in Alamogordo, New Mexico.

  • Alan Gordon

    Chief Information Officer

    Alan Gordon currently serves as the Chief Information Officer at Cisive.

    Mr. Gordon has over 27 years of information technology experience, including: web-based system development; enterprise architecture (both .NET and J2EE); project management; and complex system integration. He has been with Cisive for 18 years, by way of acquisition.Mr. Gordon leads Cisive’s team of information technology professionals and is responsible for the development of Cisive’s technology solutions, including our artificial intelligence initiatives, Cisive Exchange, mobile applications, the I-9/E-Verify process, and more. His team has successfully integrated with countless ATS, HRIS, DMS, and ERP systems for a completely configurable, compatible solution, providing a seamless process for our clients.

    Prior to joining Cisive, Mr. Gordon launched and later sold a technology firm that specialized in creating software in the HR field where he pioneered paper-less office systems with e-signature technology. He was also a senior consultant at a boutique NYC consulting firm with a specialization in the architectural, construction, and engineering industries. At this firm, he worked on several large-scale systems, including the management software for a multibillion-dollar construction project for New York’s Department of Environmental Protection.

    Mr. Gordon has a BBA degree from Hofstra University.

  • Joe DeSanzo

    Senior Vice President of Sales & Solution Strategy

    Joe DeSanzo is Senior Vice President of Sales and Solution Strategy for PreCheck.  Joe brings 15 years of experience in the background screening industry, 10 of which have been solely focused on the unique and complex needs of healthcare organizations.

    Joe is viewed as a resident expert in healthcare screening having extensive knowledge as it relates to accreditation standards as well as state and federal requirement complexities within healthcare screening and monitoring.   Joe has a proven track record of driving strong organic growth by building strong teams who focus on solving their clients most critical initiatives. 

    When not working, Joe enjoys spending time with his wife and children; which typically involves all things sports!  Joe is involved in numerous non-profits where he serves as a board member.

  • Chad Ascar

    Director of Compliance & Training
  • Christine Law

    Product Manager
  • Brandy Rodriguez

    Product Solutions Manager
  • Jessica McDonald

    Product Manager
  • David Hair

    Product Manager
  • Michael Kendrick

    Corporate Compliance Manager
  • Shannon Fortner

    Global Solutions Director