Team Innovative

More than two centuries of combined staff expertise... working for you

We take care of our employees, and we're passionate about it.  We hire only the best, and we retain only the best of the best.

OUR EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM

Clifford J. Williams

Clifford J. Williams, Innovative's Founder, is a 20+ year veteran of the screening industry. A long-time active leader in the National Association of Professional Background Screeners, Cliff has served as a member of the NAPBS Board of Directors (2007-2009) and chaired the NAPBS Provider Committee, helping to establish industry best practices for providers across all segments. Cliff led his firm to 2008, 2009, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 recognition as one of the INC 500|5000 Fastest Growing Privately Held Firms in America. He is licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Criminal Justice Services as a Private Investigator (DCJS 99-220869) and is a former police officer.

Founder & CEO

William J. Bollinger

William J. Bollinger has spent the past several decades as a leader and visionary in the employment screening, consumer finance, credit and third party debt collections industries. Prior to joining Innovative, Bill co-founded and built National Background Data into a leading screening industry provider of criminal history database and background information, leading that firm to acquisition by First Advantage and leading NBD for an additional five years post-acquisition before joining Innovative in late 2009

Partner

Aaron D. Tatem

Aaron D. Tatem has spent nearly two decades building his industry experience from the bottom up, beginning in Innovative's court research and court record quality control functions, leading Operations in a supervisory capacity, and managing best practices for the entire Operations Division. In his current role, Aaron is directly responsible for setting policies, procedures and operational best practices to ensure the highest quality and integrity of Innovative's information products. Aaron is licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Criminal Justice Services as a Private Investigator (DCJS 99-220871) and is also commissioned as a Notary Public for the Commonwealth of VA.

Partner

Timothy Z. Brothers

Tim Brothers serves as Innovative's Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer. In his role, he is primarily responsible for successfully executing Innovative's long term strategic plan. Tim brings 25 years of industry experience serving the CRA, mortgage reporting, consumer credit, tenant and employment screening markets. He has served the National Association of Professional Background Screeners in an active leadership capacity as a committee co-chairman, member of the Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC) and as a member of the NAPBS Board of Directors.

Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Dean Carras

Dean Carras, CFE, PI, serves as Innovative's Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer. He is a long-time active member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners and has served three separate two year terms as a member of the NAPBS Board of Directors, making him the longest tenured Associate member in the Association's history. Dean is a former magistrate judge for the State of North Carolina where he served for 12 years and is a veteran of the screening industry. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner and is licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Criminal Justice Services as a Private Investigator (DCJS 99-212824) and as a DCJS Compliance Agent, as well as by the State of North Carolina (2816-PIA). Dean also holds NAPBS Basic and Advanced FCRA Certification and is FCRA-FACTA certified by the Consumer Data Industry Association.

Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer

Pat Lankswert

Pat Lankswert serves as Innovative's Vice President of Information Technology, overseeing the company's data, development and technical infrastructure functions.  He brings more than 25 years of experience in both software and infrastructure development and design. Pat has led strategic teams at highly successful organizations including Intel, ConnectSoft and AnyConnect, and his accomplishments include nine registered patents.

Vice President of Information Technology

Heidi Pattie

Heidi Pattie serves as Innovative's Vice President of Operations, with direct responsibility for our Strategic Court Information Products Division.  A seasoned industry executive, Heidi brings over 14 years of highly relevant operational, sales and strategy expertise.  She previously served as Vice President at Convergence Research and Director of Operations at CoreLogic.

Vice President of Operations

Katie Douglas

Katie Douglas serves as Innovative's Director of Business Growth and Client Retention, overseeing the company's sales, account management and client service functions.  She brings more than 14 years of professional account management experience to the Innovative team.  Her relationship building approach combines strategic growth, compliance regulation and issue resolution for the customers she serves, ensuring a strong business partnership and building mutual success.

Director of Business Growth and Client Retention

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Innovative Enterprises, Inc. ("IEI") is not a "Consumer Reporting Agency," and services do not constitute a "Consumer Report" as those terms are defined under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15. U.S.C. § 1681 et seq. ("FCRA").  Services may not be included, in whole or in part, in any Consumer Report, nor may they be used in any way to establish any consumer's eligibility for employment, certain benefits, or any other Permissible Purpose under the FCRA.  IEI does not provide services directly to employers, landlords, or to any other entity which makes hiring or rental decisions, or any other decision regulated by the FCRA.