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Meet Nick Fishman

A 20-year industry veteran, Fishman co-founded EmployeeScreenIQ, a global leader in employment background checks and served as the company’s Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President. In 16 years, the company emerged as a start-up and grew to 125 employees with over 3,000 clients ranging from Fortune500 to SMB companies. In 2015, they successfully exited the business through strategic acquisition to Goldman Sachs’ backed, Sterling where he served as SVP of Partners and Alliances.

While his responsibilities encompassed all aspects of business management, his primary focus was overseeing sales and marketing strategy. Fishman was a pioneer in establishing EmployeeScreen University which served as the industry’s first on-demand knowledge base, featuring a mix of multi-media learning tools such best practices, compliance updates, the latest industry trends, industry research, etc. This effort gained him notoriety as the “voice of the industry” and resulted in him becoming a public speaker at national and regional HR events, a primary media contact for national publications, an industry advocate lobbying on behalf of our association to federal legislators and government regulators including the FTC, EEOC and CFPB and selected to testify as an expert at a 2012 US Civil Rights Commission hearing on employers use of background checks.

Fishman is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He currently lives in Chicago with his wife and two daughters and enjoys working out, skiing, traveling and spending time with his family.

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