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President and CEOMore
President and CEO
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.
Chief Operating OfficerMore
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. 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.
Chief Information OfficerMore
Chief Information Officer
Mr. Gordon currently serves as the head of all software development and holds the title of Chief Information Officer at Cisive.
Mr. Gordon has over 24 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 13 years.
Mr. Gordon leads Cisive’s team of information technology professionals and is responsible for the development of Cisive’s technology solutions, including the Onboarding solution, 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 in 2003, Mr. Gordon was 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.
Chief Financial OfficerMore
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. 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.
Chief Compliance and Data Protection Officer, Vice President and Corporate SecretaryMore
Chief Compliance and Data Protection Officer, Vice President and Corporate Secretary
Mr. Berger joined Cisive in 1995. As the Corporate Secretary, he is responsible for the official corporate records, public filings, licensure, legal research, and legal and regulatory affairs. He is also the leader of the “corporate security” function, which includes the physical security and safety of the corporate entity, employees, facilities, and assets. Mr. Berger is responsible for maintaining and overseeing incident response planning and risk management. He is the senior officer with oversight of compliance, human resources, and facilities. On Sept. 23, 2013, he was named Chief Compliance Officer and on April 2, 2018 he was named Data Protection Officer.
While at Cisive, Mr. Berger was previously responsible for the ongoing research, development, and maintenance of the company's state-of-the-art criminal history, public record repository/vendor network, and the initiator of the VendorComm system. He was also formerly responsible for Cisive’s Investigative Services (CIS), competitive intelligence functions, international capabilities, and other special projects.
When Mr. Berger joined the Cisive team, he had more than nine years of experience in the background and commercial investigative industries. At Cisive, he was promoted from Special Project Manager to Director — Special Projects in 1998 and subsequently to Vice President in 1999. Mr. Berger was elected as Corporate Secretary in 2000.
Mr. Berger is Cisive’s representative to the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS). He has served as a member of the NAPBS Board of Directors and the Ethics Committee. Mr. Berger served as Chairperson of the Accreditation Task Force in 2009 and subsequently Chairperson of the Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC). He was instrumental in the rollout of the industry accreditation program, which was officially announced and launched by Mr. Berger at the 2009 NAPBS Annual Convention.
Prior to joining Cisive, Mr. Berger held management positions with Equifax Services Inc. (aka ChoicePoint Inc.), in San Francisco, CA.; Cincinnati, OH; Great Neck, N.Y.; and Hartford, CT. He is a former patrolman with the State of Connecticut.
Mr. Berger received his B.S. in Criminal Justice, with a minor in Political Science, from the University of New Haven, West Haven, CT. He has formal training in Total Quality Management and Process Improvement, and is a member of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) and the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). On September 14, 2017, he received his designation as a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP).
Senior Vice President, Research DivisionMore
Senior Vice President, Research Division
Mr. Davidson is Senior Vice President of the Research Division. John is responsible for overseeing all aspects of investigation, case analysis, and quality control within the division. Mr. Davidson’s efforts enhance Cisive’s performance and increase efficiency throughout all of Cisive, specifically in Operations, HR, Sales, IT, and Finance. Within the financial realm, John is part of the budget planning process and oversees short- and long-term financial and operational goals for the division. In addition, John assists with sales and marketing and serves as an executive sponsor for some of Cisive’s largest clients.
Mr. Davidson joined Cisive in 2000 as a customer service representative and steadily earned his way through the ranks becoming the Director of Customer Service, Vice President, and now Senior Vice President. Prior to his promotion to Senior Vice President, John served as the Vice President of Operations for the Research Division.
Prior to joining Cisive, John served as an Infantry Non-commissioned Officer in the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Army. It is with this background in mind that John serves to assist our senior leadership in identifying service members for Cisive’s philanthropic endeavors, such as partnering with 4 Wheel To Heal to donate Trackchairs to our combat-wounded service members. John helped Cisive work with the Warrior Transition Battalion, a United States Army command that provides and facilitates care to combat- and non-combat-wounded soldiers.
Vice President and General Manager, Global Executive Intelligence DivisionMore
Vice President and General Manager, Global Executive Intelligence Division
Rob Jones joined Cisive in 2017 and leads their global operations and executive intelligence division. Prior to joining Cisive, Rob held a leadership position with a specialist global risk management consultancy. In this role, he developed and implemented risk assessment, due diligence, and compliance programs for Fortune 100 corporations operating internationally.
Vice President, Client RelationsMore
Vice President, Client Relations
Ms. Adamo leads all aspects of Cisive’s Client Services and Account Management divisions, and has been with Cisive for nine years.
She is responsible for the customer and candidate experience, existing business development, and client compliance. Ms. Adamo’s goal is to build strategic partnerships to provide advance screening solutions to a broad range of industries. She is also responsible for allocating resources, measuring performance, and successfully managing the relationships with our clients.
Ms. Adamo’s previous experience includes more than 25 years supporting C-suite executives in the high-tech human resources industry. She attended Dowling College with a concentration in Business.
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