Tammy Cohen, an industry pioneer and expert in identity and employment screening, founded InfoMart over 27 years ago. Deemed the “Queen of Screen,” she’s been a force behind industry-leading innovations. She was most recently the first-to-market with a fully compliant sanctions search, as well as a suite of identity services that modernizes talent onboarding.
Tammy revolutionized the screening industry when she stepped into the field, developing the first client-facing application and a due diligence criminal search that has since become standard for all background screening companies. Cohen has received national awards and honors for her business and civic involvement, including Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Top 25 Women-Owned Firms in Atlanta, Enterprising Women Magazine’s Enterprising Women of the Year award, the YWCA of Northwest Georgia’s Kathryn Woods Racial Justice Award, and a commendation in the 152nd Congressional Record.
To learn more about Tammy, visit http://tammycohen.com.
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).
Amy Phillips holds the honor of being the first employee hired by InfoMart more than 25 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. 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. In 2010, Georgia Trend named her to their list of “40 Under 40.”
Robbie 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 founder’s 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.
Adam Townsend joined InfoMart in 2002. He currently serves as a Chief Operating Officer, leading the Operations, Compliance, and Client Services Departments. In this role, he oversees the daily policies and procedures of the Criminal and Verifications departments, manages vendor relationships, and formulates and executes plans of action for accuracy and efficiency.
Mr. Townsend graduated from Valdosta State University with a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice. He has over 12 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, criminal history background checks, and testifying during trial.
Erica 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 and Implementation Departments. 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.
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