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Kristin Stafford

Vital4
CEO & Founder
Kristin is the founder and CEO of VITAL4®. She oversees the executive team's management of VITAL4® and personally leads and manages product development. Kristin is the former co-founder and managing partner of one of the first independent wholesale international background screening firms in the US. She developed the company from the ground up into a multi-million-dollar business while gaining more than seven years’ experience specific to FCRA, FCPA and AML/KYC compliance, technology, and services. Kristin created & directed the development and full launch of a SaaS due diligence & FCRA search platform. Kristin won a public endorsement for the technology she built from ADP’s Global Chief Security Officer, Roland Cloutier. She created and implemented FCPA supporting solutions that are utilized today by several companies with a focus on providing KYC/AML and FCPA control requirements. She was also entrusted to develop and deliver custom FCPA solutions for a high-profile, global chemical company to enable audit worthy compliance, due to the corporation’s longstanding position in the Top 10 on the FCPAs Target List of US organizations. Kristin has more than 20 years of experience in operations management, process architecture and software development. She has organized and managed teams of over 100 employees and consultants and brings to the table a vast array of experience in facilitating the requirements of corporate clients in the development and implementation of operations systems management and software development. Before entering the international background screening space, she managed the financial operations of a large Atlanta-based financial services corporation, served as a senior consultant for Delta Technology and Northern Trust Bank and held a management role within a start-up division of GE Capital.