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HireRight Announces Appointment of General Manager for EMEA


HireRight, a leading global background screening provider, has announced the appointment of Peter Cleverton as the General Manager for EMEA. With over 19 years of experience in selling to the recruitment industry, Cleverton has managed and worked alongside some of the world’s largest organisations, aligning their strategies on recruitment and technology.

His appointment follows the recent hiring of two new General Managers in APAC, Hui Yen Ko (based in Singapore) and Marcellus Soloman (based in Bangalore), who will be driving HireRight’s strategic growth in APAC and India respectively.

These three new GM positions were created to strengthen the company’s international leadership, following Steve Girdler’s formal appointment as Managing Director for both EMEA and APAC in October 2018.

Cleverton previously served as HireRight’s Director of Client Services and Account Management for  EMEA since 2014, and latterly as Director of Sales and Account Management in EMEA. In his time with HireRight, he has been highly instrumental in driving sales across the region, adding an extremely valuable contribution to the impressive growth that the region has achieved over the last five years.

In his role as General Manager, Cleverton will be responsible for the managing all aspects of the day-to-day running of the business in EMEA, as well as overseeing the Sales and Marketing teams, having oversight from operations through to service delivery. Most importantly, he will also be responsible for supporting Girdler in driving growth and development in key markets across the EMEA region, as HireRight continues to expand and accelerate its global growth.

Steve Girdler commented:

“As HireRight continues to drive growth in the EMEA and APAC regions, it is of the upmost importance that we have the most talented people in place across these regions in order to deliver outstanding customer service and to help drive our business forward.

“Peter’s excellent experience and proven record of achievement within these areas show that he is most certainly the best person for the job, and I am confident that he will provide valuable insight and support as HireRight continues to grow.”

Peter Cleverton added:

“There is an extraordinary amount of growth potential within the EMEA market, making this an exciting time to work alongside Steve, delivering and supporting strategy across the region. Having already seen revenue grow threefold over 5 years in EMEA, I look forward to helping the company take its next steps.”


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