DISA, an industry-leading employee screening services company, announces the recent hire of Richard Patterson as Chief Technology Officer. Rich comes to DISA after 17 years of management experience with Halliburton, which includes his most recent position as Technology Director, Software Engineering.
DISA Global Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of employee screening and safety services, announced the recent hire of Richard Patterson, who will join DISA’s team as Chief Technology Officer. Rich has over 20 years’ experience building and leading high-performance software product organizations.
Rich’s professional background includes 17 years of management experience with Halliburton. During his most recent position within Halliburton as Technology Director, Software Engineering, he and his team delivered advanced scientific and engineering solutions that resulted in significant growth of the company’s overall product portfolio.
“DISA has been recognized for years as best-in-class and has always embraced and leveraged technology to its fullest extent,” stated Mr. Patterson. “As such, the continued evolution of DISA’s platform ideally positions the company to play a leading role in the digital transformation of the business activities, processes, and competencies associated with the employee screening industry.” Mr. Patterson added, “I am honored and excited about the opportunity to join this dynamic leadership team and look forward to playing a key role as we develop new and compelling safety and compliance solutions that help our customers win in the marketplace.”
According to Colin Woods, DISA’s V.P., Sales Operations, “In the market place, DISA is known as an employee screening company, but we’re also a technology company. Without a powerful data management platform, we wouldn’t be able to support DISAs’ unique, multi-service business model and customer-centric philosophy. We’re excited and fortunate to have Rich joining our team to lead and develop our technology solutions. His experience and leadership throughout the Energy sector globally will fit perfectly with DISA’s strategy to expand as a customer-focused operation.”
DISA’s CEO, John Peterson added, “At DISA, technology is essential to our innovations, process improvements, and advancements in our unique database platform, DISAWorks. We believe Rich shares our core values and vision for technology. He understands the importance of providing immediate and convenient access to pertinent data and analytics to assist our clients in making informed decisions and safeguarding their business. Rich's vast knowledge, attention to detail, and experience will benefit our team, clients, and overall business.”
Rich holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geology from San Jose State University and completed coursework requirements toward a M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Colorado. He is also a graduate of the Business Leadership Development (BLD) executive management program at Texas A&M.
About DISA Global Solutions
Founded in 1986, DISA is the industry-leading provider of employee screening and compliance services. Headquartered in Houston, with more than 30 offices throughout the U.S. and Canada, DISA’s comprehensive scope of services includes drug and alcohol testing, background screening, occupational health, and transportation compliance. DISA assists employers in making informed staffing decisions while building a culture of safety in their workplace.