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Dave Dinesen
President & Chief Executive Officer

Dave Dinesen founded Checkwell in 1989. Previously, he served as co-founder and Senior Vice President of a large investigation and due diligence firm. Realizing that organizations need meaningful and actionable information to make informed decisions about their workforce, Dave launched the Checkwell Continuous Employee Feedback service brands. His approach uses people for what they do best and technology for what it does best, to bring powerful decision-making tools to life.


Andy Kroen
Senior Vice President - Sales

Andy Kroen is responsible for managing Checkwell’s external sales and account management team. He is a Certified Human Resources Professional with 25 years of corporate HR experience, including extensive international experience. Andy is a graduate of the University of Toronto and has chaired many HR Forums and Committees such as the International Technology Association of Canada.

Kristin Vaughan-Smith
Assistant Vice President – Employee Engagement & Retention Solutions

Kristin Vaughan-Smith joined Checkwell in early 2004 and has taken on a variety of roles during her career with the company. Kristin has given leadership to the development of Checkwell’s Employee Engagement & Retention Solutions Services. As Assistant Vice-President, Kristin is responsible for providing direction to operational departments and setting goals for service quality, efficiency, and client relationships. Kristin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology from Simon Fraser University.

Stephen Dinesen
Vice President - Business Development and Marketing

Stephen Dinesen is an original member of the Checkwell team, having developed the client service delivery protocol, along with supporting software-based technology for service delivery. Stephen is an active member of the business development team and aims to support, through technology, ever increasing quality, speed, and efficiency of service. Stephen has previously held the role of Checkwell General Manager and holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science.

Shaun Hammond
Vice President

Shaun Hammond is tasked with the expansion of Checkwell's UK operations, with the goal of repeating the immense success that has seen Checkwell lead the North American market. He brings with him skills and experience from a career that has seen him hold positions such as Director of Sales and Marketing at ADP, Vice President and General Manager at Fujitsu Software and Director of Operations/Sales Director at Amdahl. Throughout his career, Shaun has worked upon the establishment, management and growth of world-wide and pan-European companies and has always enjoyed particular success in regards to sales. In his short time with BackCheck, Shaun has already established relationships with several major UK companies, and is set to add yet more to BackCheck's ever increasing UK presence.

Rebecca Robinson
Assistant Vice President - Client Care & Relationships Management - United Kingdom

Rebecca oversees BackCheck’s UK Implementation, Sales Support, and Client Care departments. Rebecca leads the team responsible for all aspects of presales and client care including tender responses, requirements analysis and the implementation of new client accounts. Rebecca has project managed many large scale implementation projects and has vast experience in rolling out successful screening solutions to clients of different sizes across many different industries. She and her team coordinate with clients to identify objectives, requirements, account preferences and key performance indicators, managing risks and ensuring milestones are achieved to facilitate a seamless commencement of service delivery. Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She has since furthered her education within the human resources field and is currently studying a Masters of Business Administration programme.

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