Leadership Team

Our leadership team represents approximately 50 years of combined experience in streamlining the talent-acquisition, management and background-screening processes for companies and organizations just like yours.

  • Brandon G. Phillips - President and Chief Executive Officer
  • Charlie Talbott - Vice President of Technology
  • Walter Sep - Vice President of Finance

Brandon G. Phillips - President and CEO

Brandon Phillips developed the concept behind Global HR Research after he recognized the need for better security in corporate human resources. He is responsible for developing and implementing corporate growth strategies, managing the overall operations and resources of the company, overseeing sales and marketing strategy, and acts as the main point of communication between the chairman, investors, and the corporate operations. Mr. Phillips has guided the growth of numerous projects from planning and development to sustainability. He is a recipient of Gulfshore Business magazine's "Top 40 Under 40" for entrepreneurial successes and has been featured in numerous publications on the subject matter of talent screening and selection. He has lead Global HR Research to a top ranking by HRO Today's Magazine of America's leading background screening and assessment providers. Mr. Phillips, a frequent guest speaker, has a proven track record of successfully maximizing cutting-edge business concepts in start-up ventures and possesses a strong understanding of consumer and investor needs. He has grown Global HR Research to host a client base that includes Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, governmental agencies, and health care among others. Mr. Phillips coaches youth basketball, donates time and expertise to nonprofit organizations and is an active member of multiple chambers and economic development organizations.

Charlie Talbott - Vice President of Technology

Charlie Talbott brings over 25 years of Information Technology leadership to Global HR Research. Mr. Talbott holds a BBA in Management Information Systems from James Madison University and a MS in Management Information Systems from George Mason University. He started his career as an application developer and quickly worked his way up to leadership roles within companies such as Arthur Andersen, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and First Advantage. Throughout his career, Mr. Talbott has gained expertise in the design and delivery of cost-effective, high-performance technology solutions in support of rapid global growth. He is experienced in all phases of the project life cycle, from initial feasibility analysis and conceptual design through implementation and enhancement.

Walter Sep - Vice President of Finance

Walter Sep has been a leading member of the Global HR Research finance team since November 2015 and has over 15 years of professional finance and accounting experience. Mr. Sep has worked as an auditor for one of the big four auditing firms from 1998-2005. He made the switch from auditing to finance by joining General Electric in 2005, where he spent 10 years in finance, accounting and financial analysis roles. . Mr. Sep has vast experience in all phases of Accounting including General Accounting (GAAP), Cost Accounting, Financial Control implementation, Financial Statement preparation, analysis, and presentation (including Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings and Annual reports. Mr. Sep graduated from Tilburg University, The Netherlands with a Masters in Accounting and a Doctorate in Auditing.

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