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March 17

Dawson Hovey, Top Ranking RCMP Alumn, Joins Canada's Largest Background Checking Company, BackCheck

BackCheck announced today the appointment of Dawson Hovey as Account Executive Vice President for the Ottawa Region. In this role he will be creating and furthering existing client relations with Human Resources and Security Professionals in the three levels of government and the private sector.

Mr. Hovey brings a wealth of investigating and management experience to this role including serving for 34 years in the RCMP in senior executive, management, and operational capacities. He has directed complex and sensitive criminal and security investigations and built effective alliances and partnerships among government, policing and private sectors, nationally and internationally. Mr. Hovey has also served as Vice President, Operations for BMCI Investigations & Security Ltd., and Director, Security and Special Projects, SAIC Canada. He has successfully carried out a number of major, strategic assignments for internationally recognized Fortune 500 companies as well as for public sector organizations across the spectrum of government.

In the words of Dave Dinesen, BackCheck Founder and CEO: “BackCheck is pleased to welcome Dawson Hovey to our team. His background and experience of both the highest levels of the RCMP and addressing highly complex security challenges provides BackCheck and our customers a wealth of resource. BackCheck’s commitment to excellence in every respect is only underlined by the addition of Dawson to the BackCheck family.”

“I am very proud to be joining the ranks of BackCheck, a true Canadian success story!” said Mr. Hovey. “I look forward to working with this stellar team in providing the superior background screening services Canadian corporations and clients have come to rely on and trust. BackCheck’s proven track record, outstanding employees and cutting edge technology make it the first class operation it is today.”

Mr. Hovey holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Ottawa.

About BackCheck

BackCheck, a division of Checkwell Decision Corporation, was founded in 1997 and specializes in pre-employment background checks, including Criminal Record Checks, Credit Bureau Inquiries, Reference Checks, Employment and Education Verifications, and Driver Abstracts. BackCheck is Canada’s largest and leading provider of pre-employment screening, conducting checks on a global basis, for over 5,000 organizations based in North America, Europe, and the UK. For more information, visit

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Stephen Dinesen

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