Bob Lyons becomes new CEO of Universal Background Screening

Universal Background Screening (UBS), a leading workforce solutions company, has announced the appointment of Bob Lyons as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and board member. Lyons succeeds Kevin Olson, the founder of UBS, who has stepped down after leading the company for over a decade.

Lyons is a veteran technology executive with over 30 years of experience in scaling businesses and driving innovation. He has previously held leadership roles at Edgio, Alert Logic, Connexions Loyalty/Affinion Group, Ascend Learning, Stream Global Services and Convergys Corporation.

Jevin Sackett, CEO at SNH Capital Partners, the parent company of UBS, praised Olson for his outstanding contributions and welcomed Lyons as the ideal leader for UBS at this time. He expressed confidence that Lyons will steer UBS to new heights, ensuring the reliability and success of its core pre-employment background screening services.

Lyons said he was excited to join UBS, a company that has demonstrated a commitment to quality and operational excellence. He said he was eager to lead the company’s transformation into a global leader in workforce solutions, leveraging technology and innovation.

UBS is an industry-leading provider of employment background screening solutions, including background checks, drug testing, physical exams, and compliance management. UBS has been recognized as the #1 Enterprise Background Screening Firm by HRO Today magazine for 14 consecutive years.

SNH Capital Partners is a U.S.-based private investment firm that acquires and transforms companies in the middle market, partnering with best-in-class management teams to develop growth platforms across technology and services sectors.

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