Dan Filby Joins SNH Capital Partners as CEO of Universal Background Screening

SNH Capital Partners (“SNH”), a U.S.-based, private investment firm with control investments in small to lower middle-market portfolio companies, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dan Filby as Chief Executive Officer of SNH’s portfolio company, Universal Background Screening (“UBS”). In his capacity as CEO, Dan will lead UBS through its next phase of growth and will be focused on operational excellence, the customer experience and thought leadership in the background screening industry. 

“Throughout Dan’s career, he has been recognized as an extraordinary leader with deliberate vision and strong operational and financial discernment. He’s delivered exceptional results by forming international connections, fueling innovation and empowering his teams by leading employee engagement initiatives,” said SNH CEO, Jevin Sackett.  “There is tremendous confidence in Dan’s ability to lead UBS given his command in this sector and proven ability in driving execution and efficiencies at large. Dan brings a wealth of experience to the table. Strong client relationships accompanied by his global experience driving innovation, uniquely qualifies him to successfully lead.”

Dan comes to UBS from HighWire, a global provider of technology and services for publishers, where he served as Chief Executive Officer and Board Member since 2015. Under his leadership the HighWire team developed and released the industry’s first “Intelligent Publishing Platform,” creating a single coherent platform for all products. Prior to this role he served as President at First Advantage TCS where he developed and launched four new SaaS offerings including first analytics solutions for HR and transportation compliance. Earlier in his career he held the position of Chief Operating Officer at Planitax (now Thomson Reuters) and Adlex (Now Compuware) where he was instrumental in their growth, strategy, and exits.

“Dan’s ability to establish a culture of innovation and growth centered on a foundation of operational excellence, combined with his experience leading technology companies both inside and outside of the screening industry, positions Universal Background Screening for great success,” said UBS board member, Nancy Lynn Roberts, Esq.

“Dan has a laser-like focus on improving and differentiating the customer experience through the use of new technologies.  He is an engaging and dynamic leader who will effectively get everyone energized around the strategic vision and long-term growth path,” said Phil Sweeney, UBS board member.

Dan holds a Bachelor of Economics from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Canada. He holds a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and earned a Master Certification in Lean Six Sigma from Villanova University. He is currently an Advisor to the Northern Ireland Executive Government on trade and investment opportunities.

About SNH Capital Partners

SNH Capital Partners is a U.S.-based, private investment firm dedicated to acquiring and transforming companies in the lower middle-market. SNH has an active strategic presence in each of its core industries, partnering with best-in-class management teams to develop growth platforms across technology and technology-enabled business services leveraging its investment and operational resources. SNH's portfolio companies are market-leading and rapidly growing providers of information, technology, and other business services to the automotive, financial services, human capital management and energy sectors. For more information, please visit www.snhcapitalpartners.com.

About Universal Background Screening

Universal Background Screening is an industry-leading provider of employment background screening solutions including employment background checks, drug testing, physical exams, and compliance management solutions. Universal’s services help clients enhance workplace security, reduce liability, improve stability, and increase productivity and cost savings in their candidate selection and hiring process. For more information, please visit https://universalbackground.com/.

For more information, please contact:

Emily Montgomery | SNH Capital Partners | emontgomery@snhcap.com | 512-862-2704 

Source: SNH Capital Partners


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