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Board of Directors
- Tammy Cohen, PHR / Founder & President
- Charles Esposito / Chairman
- Marco Piovesan / CEO
- Amy Phillips / Chief Financial Officer
- Robbie Bible / Chief Information Officer
- Adam Townsend / Chief Operating Officer
- Erica Clausen-Lee / Chief Strategy Officer
- Bryn Palena / Executive VP of Sales
Tammy Cohen, PHR
Founder & President
Armed with an innovative business idea and her strong work ethic and determination, Tammy Cohen started InfoMart in 1989. A multi-million dollar pre-employment screening company, InfoMart provides services to Fortune 500 companies nationwide. As a recognized expert in the employment screening industry, Ms. Cohen is often referred to as “The Queen of Screen.” Ms. Cohen is a founding member of the screening industry’s first trade association, the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), and the Association of Consumer Reporting Agencies (ACRA). In addition to her contributions to her profession, Ms. Cohen is actively involved in a number of business and civic organizations. During her many years of volunteer and professional service, she has received numerous honors for her contributions and achievements.
Mr. Esposito has 30 years experience in the security industry, and an extensive background in sales, marketing, management, strategic alliances and acquisitions. Having worked for ADT for over 15 years, Mr. Esposito was responsible for business development, managing several national accounts. At InfoMart, Mr. Esposito has served as the General Manager, Chief Operating Officer, and is currently seated as our Chairman. In his role as Chairman, Mr. Esposito utilizes his extensive industry knowledge and sales expertise to help InfoMart further position itself as a leader in the background screening industry. He is responsible for obtaining several InfoMart corporate accounts such as FedEx Ground and FedEx Office. Mr. Esposito has been an active member of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), the National Retail Federation (NRF), and the National Food Service Security Council (NFSSC). In addition to his professional accomplishments, Mr. Esposito is a vocal advocate and volunteer for breast cancer research.
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Piovesan is a globally-seasoned and dynamic leader with extensive experience building and growing numerous multi-million-dollar data, analytics, and software businesses. With more than 20 years of experience in global information services and data privacy regulations, Mr. Piovesan brings a wealth of industry knowledge and proven expertise to InfoMart. Mr. Piovesan has been in executive roles with some of the most successful information service companies including ChoicePoint, CBCInnovis, and VIXVerify. Mr. Piovesan was the founder of one of the first automated rules-based processing platforms for global background screening and identity. He is one of the pioneers of the global information age and is passionately focused on solving global consumer identity and credit challenges. Due to his wealth of experience, the International Monetary Fund and several government agencies have sought his consultation. Mr. Piovesan is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and the National Association of Professional Screeners (NAPBS).
Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Phillips holds the honor of being the first employee hired by InfoMart over 20 years ago. As InfoMart has grown from a small, local business to a multi-million dollar corporation, she has grown with the company -- climbing the corporate ladder from high school apprentice to chief financial officer. Ms. Phillips was responsible for establishing InfoMart’s industry-leading benefits and compensation programs, and served as the project manager during the construction of InfoMart’s award-winning headquarters building. She also was instrumental in the launch of the Association of Consumer Reporting Agencies (ACRA), a background screening association that developed groundbreaking industry tools. Today, she is responsible for all financial areas of the company and serves as the liaison with major vendors, ensuring that InfoMart and its clients receive the best possible services and prices from sub-contractors. Ms. Phillips volunteers her time with several business and civic organizations, and has served in leadership roles with non-profit organizations such as the YWCA of Northwest Georgia and CobbWorks. Ms. Phillips is an Honorary Commander, and in 2004 she received the Woman of Achievement Award from the YWCA. In 2010, Georgia Trend named her to their list of “40 Under 40.”
Chief Information Officer
Mr. Bible obtained his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with a specialty in Software Engineering from Southern Polytechnic State University. After spending five years with IBM, Mr. Bible joined InfoMart in 1992. As part of the team, he began engineering an innovative suite of proprietary software tools that enables the company to manage the entire background screening process electronically. In his work, Mr. Bible has successfully translated the founders’ visions into software that has placed InfoMart on the cutting edge of the background screening industry. InfoMart’s ASAP software, for example, was the industry’s first software tool that allowed customers to order background checks from their own computer and conveniently retrieve the results within the same software package. Mr. Bible has furthered InfoMart’s technological evolution with a web-based application that allows for more customer convenience in the ordering process.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Townsend joined InfoMart in 2002. He currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer, managing InfoMart’s Criminal, Verifications, Drug Testing, Compliance, and Client Services Departments. In this role, he oversees the daily policies and procedures of the operating departments, manages vendor relationships, and formulates and executes plans of action for accuracy and efficiency. Mr. Townsend also recently served on the NAPBS Board of Directors. He graduated from Valdosta State University with a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice. He has over 15 years experience in the criminal justice and pre-employment screening industries. Prior to joining InfoMart, Mr. Townsend was a licensed Private Investigator in Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, and South Carolina. As a Private Investigator, he was responsible for conducting surveillance investigations and criminal history background checks, and testifying during trial. During his career he has earned numerous InfoMart awards, including the 2006 Employee of the Year.
Ms. Clausen-Lee began working with InfoMart in 1999 after completing her education at the University of Georgia. Hired as a Verifications Analyst, Ms. Clausen-Lee was promoted to Team Lead of Verifications within the first four months of her employment. Since then, she has gone on to manage the Verifications, Client Relations and Criminal departments, and was instrumental in the formation of InfoMart’s Compliance Department. During her tenure, Ms. Clausen-Lee has served as the primary contact for each of InfoMart’s Top 5 clients and has helped to foster growth through new product research and acquisition management. In her current role as Chief Strategy Officer, Ms. Clausen-Lee oversees the Sales, Marketing, and Implementation Departments, with responsibility for successfully reaching, selling, and transitioning new accounts to InfoMart.
Bryn Palena, the executive vice president of sales, utilizes her 20 years of sales leadership experience to direct InfoMart’s sales team as they navigate opportunities in the global market. Her previous customer-facing leadership positions with global background screening companies, including LexisNexis (formerly known as ChoicePoint) and First Advantage, instilled in her a passion and dedication to the screening industry, with an emphasis on maintaining client relationships and full customer satisfaction. She is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), a board member of the Philadelphia Society of People and Strategy (PSPS), and a member of the Human Resource Planning Society (HRPS,) PSPS’s global affiliate. In addition to these organizations, Palena serves on the Women in Security Council, she is a member of ASIS International, and she is a founder of the Young Professionals Initiative.