MARIETTA, GA, February 29, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ — Kristin L. Stafford has been inducted into Marquis Who’s Who. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Ms. Stafford leverages over 30 years of experience in operations management, process architecture, and software development in her career as the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Vital4. Developing VITAL4’s global enterprise cloud-based platform, VITAL4SEARCH in 2017, her company relies on proprietary artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms to aggregate data and provide instant data screening and monitoring to support compliance, customer onboarding, background screening, due diligence, and other services to clients globally.

Having formerly served as the Chief Operating Officer and Managing Partner at International Screenings Solutions Inc (ISS). from 2009 to 2015, Ms. Stafford used her extensive expertise in SaaS design, operations management, risk management, process engineering, business development, and strategic planning to pivot into entrepreneurship. As the creator of the first global data screening platform to observe the Fair Credit Reporting Act principals. She notably designed and delivered the WorldWatchPlus platform to market and into a multi-million-dollar business that was ultimately acquired by Dun and Bradstreet Inc. in 2021. Ms. Stafford has also served on various boards one of which enabled her to participate in the ringing of the bell for Nasdaq in New York City.

Recognized as a woman-owned global technology company, with a passionate mission to make the world a safer place, Vital4 uses artificial intelligence-driven data to combat risk, fraud and help fight financial crime. Vital4 provides global screening solutions to help organizations maintain regulatory compliance, reduce reputational risk, and mitigate third-party risk.

Earlier in her career, Ms. Stafford was an officer and senior business support consultant with the wealth management firm Northern Trust. She also garnered success as the director of financial operations at what was formerly CompuCredit (now Atlanticus).

Ms. Stafford was recently appointed to the esteemed leadership council for the National Small Business Association in January,2024. She also remains a member of several other professional organizations, including the Professional Background Screening Association, Fintech Atlanta, and the Technology Association of Georgia.

Recognizing her achievements, Forbes interviewed Ms. Stafford for her success in breaking the glass ceiling as a female in the technology sector. Moreover, Ms. Stafford was named one of the Top Fintech Leaders to Know in 2023 and received a designation as one of the Top 100 C-Level Executives in Georgia Award from Titan 100 in 2024.

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