Kristin Stafford, Founder and CEO of Vital4, was recently named to the National Small Business Association (NSBA) Leadership Council. NSBA is the nation’s oldest small-business advocacy organization and operates on a staunchly nonpartisan basis. Kristin, a recognized leader in the small-business community, joins the NSBA Leadership Council alongside other small-business advocates from across the country as they work to promote the interests of small business to policymakers in Washington, D.C.

“As a dynamic small-business owner, I witness firsthand the crucial role of active engagement in navigating the ever-changing landscape of laws and regulations,” exclaimed Kristin. “Joining the NSBA’s Leadership Council empowers me to elevate our united small-business voice, delivering our impactful message directly to the ears that matter most: the halls of Congress!”

Kristin is a successful serial entrepreneur and executive specializing in SaaS and enterprise platforms that support global compliance and background screening. She is the co-founder and CEO of Vital4, a global enterprise, cloud-based platform that uses proprietary AI and Machine Learning algorithms to aggregate data and provide instant data screening to support compliance, background screening, due diligence, and more on a global scale. She is the former co-founder, managing partner, and brainchild of the first global data screening platform adhering to the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Kristin ran the organization from the ground up into an acquisition-ready, multi-million-dollar business. Dun and Bradstreet acquired the platform she designed in 2021.

Kristin joined the NSBA Leadership Council as part of her efforts to tackle the many critical issues facing small businesses, including tax reform, regulatory restraint, health care costs, and how access to capital will impact small businesses. The NSBA Leadership Council is focused on providing valuable networking between small-business advocates from across the country while ensuring small businesses a seat at the table as Congress and regulators take up the key small-business proposals.

“I am proud to have Kristin Stafford as part of our Leadership Council,” stated NSBA President and CEO Todd McCracken. “Kristin came to us highly recommended, and I look forward to our coordinated efforts for years to come.”

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