Mike McCarty, Founder & CEO, is also Founder & CEO of one of the fastest growing visitor management systems in the U.S.- SafeVisitor– with clients such as Hylant Insurance, Astra Insurance, Wright Insurance and Kiwanis International.
Mike also founded the Public Training Institute in 1999 which provided violence prevention training & consulting internationally for organizations such as U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Homeland Security and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.
He has more than 25 years of violence prevention experience that includes being a violent crime detective with the Metro Nashville Police Department where he was instrumental in developing and implementing the largest law enforcement-based family violence program in the U.S. as well as a lieutenant at the Indiana Law Enforcement Training Academy.
Mike is the author of “Choking in Fear: a Memoir of the Hollandsburg Murders” which was the basis for a documentary on the Discovery Channel titled Very Bad Men.
Mike is also active in the community has served on numerous boards including Northview Christian Church Stepping Stones, Outreach Inc., Domestic Violence Network of Indianapolis and the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce.
Lauren Thomas, Ex. VP & COO, encompassed by a phenomenal leadership team, and utilizing her competitive nature, strives to lead the vision of the company. After majoring in criminal justice at Indiana University, Lauren launched herself into the legal field as a paralegal for a private firm, specializing in criminal defense for seven (7) years. She then moved to a Fortune 500 national commercial retail corporation where she negotiated all leases and contracts.
With her ability to lead, Lauren added coaching to her list of careers. She has guided the Danville Community School's volleyball program for eight (8) years and continues to serve as the high school girl's varsity coach.
Lauren is able to apply her wide range of legal background and leadership experience to help drive and implement the company's vision.
Lauren and her husband Jeremy have two children.
Trisia McCarty, CFO, is responsible for all aspects of financial management of the company as well as utilizing her more than 20 years of law enforcement experience and providing her insight into security and safety issues to the leadership team.
Trisia retired after 20 years with the Munster, Indiana Police Department where she was a patrol officer, crime scene technician and the department's Domestic Violence Coordinator as well as being actively involved with issues of women and policing.
She is a graduate of Indiana State University with a B.S. in Criminal Justice.
Trisia and her husband Mike have five children.
Brigitt Klaum, CCS, leads our client strategies team and coordinates with sales, support and client services. She started in operations, client management, then lead client services and was promoted to Chief of Client Strategies in 2017.
Brigitt is forward thinking and always focused on the client experience and coordinates closely with our leadership team on our development calendar and ensures that all of our products create a great experience for our clients.
She has 10 years experience within the background screening industry and a vast understanding of background screening best practices, understanding of criminal record sources as well as state and federal compliance issues.
Brigitt and her husband Glenn have three children.
Chris Livesay, Systems Analyst, is the liaison between our teams and our software applications which requires working closely with our developers. He is hands-on in all aspects of the business from managing internal network IT to application support. This includes identifying and managing application upgrades and working closely with the software development team.
Chris has more than 15yrs experience in working on large scale application and process improvement rollouts as a business liaison to software developers as well as assisting in application development, training and deployment. This includes leading the rollout of a new production system across 7 divisions of a Fortune 500 company and providing technical support in the healthcare industry to 4 surgical centers and 5 pharmacies.
Chris and his wife Tracy have 4 children and 3 grandchildren.
DJ Weidner, CCO, is responsible for all aspects of compliance for the company which includes contracts, vendors, data providers, clients, employees as well as local, state, and federal compliance issues.
DJ started her career with Safe Hiring Solutions eight (8) years ago as a client manager, team leader, operations manager and then was promoted to her C level position three (3) years ago.
She has a strong finance and compliance background having worked with large banking institutions as well as in finance with a large metropolitan school district.
DJ's broad experience with background screening and software development makes her an invaluable asset to the team as she oversees communication with the leadership team and the different software development teams and third party integration partners. arise.
DJ has one son.
Kris Williams, Danville Operations Manager, is responsible for all aspects of the Danville office operations. She works closely with our Operations' teams to ensure operations are lean and efficient while maintaining and assuring all aspects are compliant with the Fair Credit Reporting Act and State and Federal laws.
Kris started her career with Safe Hiring Solutions eight years ago in operations , training, client manager, team leader and then promoted to Danville Operations Manager in 2017.
With eight years of experience at Safe Hiring Solutions Kris has grown to understand each process and continues to grow and work with each operations team to develop the highest quality reports.
Kris and her husband Stuart have three children.
Ashley Thompson, Crawfordsville Operations Manager, oversees all operation functions at the Crawfordsville office. She started working for Safe Hiring Solutions in 2016 in Operations before being promoted to Crawfordsville Operations Manager in 2017.
Ashley has a strong background in the legal field with nine years of experience. Her work experience includes working in a judicial office to working as a legal secretary for a private law firm. Her knowledge and understanding of the legal field and her team mentality make Safe Hiring Solutions the perfect fit.
Ashley and her husband, Kyle, have two sons.