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.

  • Jim Owens

    Chief Executive Officer & President

    Mr. Owens is Chief Executive Officer and President of Cisive. He has over 17 years of operations and information technology experience, including:

    • Business Unit Operations
    • IT Strategy
    • IT Management
    • Enterprise IT Architecture
    • IT Security
    • Large-scale Application Development and Package Integration
    • N-Tier E-commerce Systems Design and Implementation
    • Complex Systems Implementation and Coordination

    Mr. Owens originally joined Cisive as the Chief Information and Technology Officer (CITO). First as CITO, and then as CITO and head of the Research Division, he led the modernization of Cisive’s technology and operations, implementing industry-leading approaches to the performance of high-volume background screening and vehicle pre-insurance inspections while further improving Cisive’s high quality level. On July 30, 2007, he was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer. On July 1, 2008, he was then promoted to Chief Executive Officer and President.

    Prior to joining Cisive, Mr. Owens was Lead Architect at Cap Gemini Ernst & Young (CGEY). At CGEY, he designed and implemented numerous large-scale systems, including a number of innovative Web-based applications. These applications included advanced workflow and rules-based automated decision-making in the financial services and life sciences industries.

    Previously, Mr. Owens was a naval officer in the U.S. Submarine Service, where he served as Information Systems Department Head for the U.S. Navy Submarine Training Facility (SUBTRAFAC) in Norfolk Virginia and Combat Systems Department Head for the USS Albany (SSN-753). As Information Systems Department Head at SUBTRAFAC, he spearheaded the modernization of the entire information technology infrastructure, including the development and implementation of modern Web applications that significantly improved employee productivity and the quality of training for Norfolk-based submarines and associated submarine personnel. As Combat Systems Department Head on the USS Albany, Mr. Owens led the integration of commercial off-the-shelf technology with the existing submarine mainframe sonar system, resulting in significantly improved sonar capability and reduced costs.

    Mr. Owens holds a B.S. in Physics with a minor in Mathematics, summa cum laude, from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and was certified in the supervision, maintenance, and operation of a submarine nuclear power plant.

  • 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.

  • David Bennett

    Chief Operating Officer

    David Bennett is the Chief Operating Officer of Cisive. He is responsible for assisting in the formulation of the company’s business strategy, oversight of the company’s day-to-day operations, and participating in the maintenance of client relationships and in the development of new business areas.

    Prior to joining Cisive, Mr. Bennett served as an FBI Special Agent and completed a distinguished 26-year career, to include 18 years of directing criminal and national security investigations and two years as the FBI senior executive leading human resources functions. As an Assistant Director of the FBI, heading the FBI’s Human Resources Division, he directed a change in strategic workforce planning throughout the FBI, focusing on mission-critical skills, threats to the nation, and diversity of the workforce. He also led the development and implementation of a new automated human resource information system for the FBI and led several critical human capital management initiatives that yielded a mission-focused, customer-service organization that served over 35,000 FBI employees.

    Prior to joining the FBI, Mr. Bennett was a Senior Management Consultant with the firm Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co., supporting clients within the Department of Defense and Department of Transportation.

    Mr. Bennett was a naval officer in the United States Navy and qualified as a Surface Warfare Officer. He was the Combat Information Center Officer aboard a Guided Missile Cruiser and was later Aide to Commander U.S. Forces Philippines.

    Mr. Bennett’s professional awards include the Presidential Meritorious Rank Award for distinguished public service, and the FBI’s Manuel J. Gonzalez Ethics Award.

    Mr. Bennett holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the United States Naval Academy and is a graduate of the FBI’s Executive Development Institute.

  • Brian Hullinger

    Chief Revenue Officer

    Brian Hullinger is the Chief Revenue Officer at Cisive. Brian also serves as the CEO of eVerifile, a subsidiary of Cisive, focusing on Contractor Screening Solutions with a strong emphasis on expanding the eRailSafe program and building the eWorkForce contractor management and mobile app solution.

    As Senior Vice President of Global Sales at First Advantage, Brian led global business development and oversaw Global Support Services. He also was Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Social Solutions, a SaaS based case management provider. Prior to this, Brian was Vice President of Global Sales and Account Management at Gelco Expense Management which was ultimately acquired by Concur/SAP.

    Brian brings over 25 years of sales and executive leadership experience to Cisive specializing in company growth combined with exceptional client retention. He is an energetic and experienced software and information technology executive with a remarkable record of accomplishment with high growth companies. Brian has world-class standards for customer satisfaction and an unrelenting drive to ensure clients’ business objectives are always achieved.

  • Vinh Nguyen

    Vice President of Information Technology

    Vinh Nguyen has over twelve years of experience in Information Technology (IT) with a focus in infrastructure, security, and planning. In addition to his work experience, he graduated with honors in Engineering Route to Business from The University of Texas at Austin and earned an MBA from the University of Houston. As Vice President of Information Technology, Vinh plans to leverage his background to help PreCheck support their products and services with valuable, forward thinking technologies. In his free time, he enjoys playing sports like flag football with his wife, although he is learning he needs to move on to a less active sport, and trying new restaurants around town.

  • 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.

  • Brian Silver

    Vice President of Healthcare Operations

    Brian Silver, Client Services Manager, has over 15 years of experience in client services and in team leadership roles. He joined PreCheck in 2016 with the goal of continuing to grow and develop our client services team. Brian previously led teams at various firms including JP Morgan. His experience in strategy, leadership, relationship-building, and client consultation will help PreCheck continue to provide industry leading service to our clients.

  • 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.

  • Michael Kucza

    Chief Financial Officer

    Michael Kucza is the Chief Financial Officer of Cisive. He is responsible for leading the Finance Division and partnering with the executive team to achieve Cisive’s strategic growth initiatives.

    Mr. Kucza comes to Cisive with over 20 years of executive-level leadership experience driving operationally focused financial initiatives within a variety of organizations.

    Prior to joining Cisive, Mr. Kucza was the Chief Financial Officer of the Investor Communications Solutions Segment at Broadridge Financial Services. 

    Mr. Kucza holds a B.S. from the Wharton School of Business and he earned his MBA from Columbia Business School in New York.

  • 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.

  • Todd Carpenter

    Chief Data Officer

    Todd is proven leader with more than 25 years of executive experience. With a background in information technology, application development, large data sets and analytics, he has a particular passion for providing business solutions through technology and innovation.

    Todd joined IntelliCorp in 2007 as Vice President of Information Technology and a member of the Senior Management Team. During his time at IntelliCorp, Todd has focused on bringing strategic insight into product development to ensure our offerings align with industry best practices, provide outstanding value to our clients, and help our clients reduce risk and make informed decisions in their employee hiring and tenant selection processes. Todd was promoted to President of IntelliCorp Records in October of 2011 and to Chief Data Officer of Cisive in May of 2020.

    Todd is an active member of the Professional Backgrounding Screening Association (PBSA) and a member of Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

    Before joining IntelliCorp, Todd held several leadership positions in information technology in a variety of industries. He was Vice President and Director of Information Technology Infrastructure at Amtrust Bank. Prior to that, he was Chief Technology Officer at Proforma, where his team provided custom web-based order processing, sales, and marketing systems. He was Vice President at FutureNext Consulting, which provided e-commerce business solutions. Todd also held leadership roles with several financial services organizations, where he was involved with database marketing systems.

    Todd earned his bachelor of science degree in computer science from Bowling Green State University.