OUR EXECUTIVE TEAM



Scott Vanek

Founder & Chief Executive Officer


Scott's experience as a former law enforcement officer and business executive for a high-end security and communication systems firm prompted him to form his own company, SJV & Associates, in 1998. Through his vision and leadership, along with a commitment from a very talented Management Team, SJV has become the supply chain leader for the background screening industry. As SJV’s CEO, Scott's responsibilities include focusing on strategic planning, developing new business partners, and commitment to overall quality assurance. Scott is an active Board Member for the Kennesaw State University Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, Internship Advisory Board, while also a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and the Southern Criminal Justice Association.


Reed Anderson

Chief Financial Officer


Reed joined SJV in 2017 and as Chief Financial Officer he is responsible for strategic planning, budgeting, purchasing, and forecasting.  This includes developing and driving the long-term strategic planning process for SJV’s annual and quarterly budgets alongside monitoring the company’s key financial performance indicators, and driving companywide financial performance initiatives.  Reed’s previous roles in accounting, financial, and communications leadership roles provide SJV with key insight and experience in corporate finance and risk management.


Bill Wilder

Chief Operating Officer


Bill joined SJV in 2016 and currently serves as Chief Operating Officer. He is currently leading the development of SJV’s newest product line, our Verifications Suite. This new product line leverages world class call center technologies, processes, and best practices, to provide customizable verification capabilities to SJV’s clients. Prior to joining SJV, Bill served as the CEO for Verifications, Inc. and as EVP of Operations for First Advantage. In these roles, Bill brought his deep Six Sigma and high transaction volume experience to aide both organizations in their evolution.


Nick Kelland

VP | Operations & Technology


Nick is one of SJV’s longest tenured employees, having been with SJV since the year 2000. He is currently serving as Vice President of Operations and Technology. Nick is responsible for formulating policies and strategic plans for future growth, and managing daily operations of personnel, purchasing, and administration for the Technology, Quality Assurance, Vendor Relations, and Processing Departments. In his former role as Director of Technology, Nick developed SJV’s internal web applications for Operations and Accounting, including the Client and Vendor web applications. Nick is also responsible for SJV’s data security, disaster recovery, and business continuity plans.


Vince Brodt

VP | Client Experience


Vince has been with SJV since 2007, and is directly responsible for developing and leading the Sales, Marketing, and Client Service teams of SJV. An active member of NAPBS, he served a four-year term as Chairman of the Provider Committee and also serves as Ambassador for NAPBS Conferences. A frequent speaker at industry-sponsored events and conferences, Vince has led educational sessions on research process, technology advancements in background screening, social media, and quality assurance measures. Vince was also one of SJV's first employees as a career-prep intern, in the year 2000.


Nitza Lamas

VP of International Solutions & Compliance


Nitza joined SJV in 2015 and oversees the company’s growing International Division. In her role, Nitza’s focus is to expand SJV’s Global Footprint through new and enhanced solutions, while service as dedicated and expert resource to SJV’s customers in all areas of International Screening. Nitza brings over 25 years of experience in the Background and Pre-Employment Screening Industries. During this time she has spearheaded the efforts for numerous organizations seeking business optimization.