HireRight Holdings Corporation (NYSE: HRT) witnessed a remarkable ascent of 31.84% in its stock value, concluding the recent trading session at $13.25. This surge is attributed to the forthcoming participation of HireRight in a momentous event. The company has disclosed that its Chief Financial Officer, Tom Spaeth, is scheduled to deliver a presentation at Wells Fargo’s 7th Annual TMT Summit in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, next week.
Simultaneously, HireRight introduced Stephen Spears as its new Chief Revenue Officer (CRO), effective immediately. This appointment follows the retirement of Steve Girdler, the former CRO, who will continue his association with the company in an advisory role until early 2024.
HRT recently achieved a significant milestone in its regional expansion strategy by establishing its operational entity in Brazil. This strategic move aims to bolster support for customers engaging in hiring activities in Brazil and across Latin America. Boasting a population of 214 million people, the largest economy in Latin America, and a thriving technology sector, Brazil presents immense growth potential for HireRight.
The company’s new office, strategically located in São Paulo’s financial district, positions it as a decision-making hub for many businesses in Latin America, where 60 percent of Fortune 100 companies maintain a local presence. The expansion into Brazil follows the establishment of HireRight’s Mexico subsidiary in 2021 and the acquisition of Inquiro Vitae in Argentina earlier this year.
HireRight’s well-planned steps allow the company to offer employment screening services to small and medium-sized businesses as well as multinational corporations, therby meeting the local market’s needs. With the launch of its operational entity in Brazil, HireRight is committed to delivering expedited data to customers conducting screenings in the country through direct connections to local sources.
Furthermore, the company will provide local fulfillment of verifications and customer support in Portuguese, aiming to streamline and enhance the accuracy of screening processes. Additionally, HireRight’s ability to invoice customers in the local currency, the real (BRL), represents a significant advantage for global customers with a presence in Brazil.