About the Bloggers

Michael A Pachuta, President, Credential Check Corporation

Michael A. Pachuta has been an entrepreneur and change agent for a number of businesses, non-profit institutions and professional organizations.

Currently, Mr. Pachuta is president of Credential Check Corporation, a global provider of Applicant Screening Services to corporations and financial institutions.  He is also vice-president of Summit Group Holdings, LLC, a diverse investment and management firm focusing on commercial real estate and under-valued business assets.
Previously, Mr. Pachuta’s roles have included Special Projects Manager and Chief Financial Officer of Smith Security Corporation, the 35th largest company of its type in the United States.

Mr. Pachuta has served as a member for numerous civic and professional organizations.  Highlights include The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (Board Member), the National Association of Professional Background Screeners – NAPBS (Committee Chair), Meadowbrook Valley Homeowners Association (President), American Society for Industrial Security (Member), Downtown Detroit Security Executive Council (Secretary), Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce (Member), Michigan Banker’s Association (Partner), Senior High Youth Group Counselor at Kirk in the Hills, Men of the Kirk (Board Member) and Sigma Pi Fraternity (Social Chair and President).

Mr. Pachuta attended Oakland University majoring in Management Information Systems with a minor in Computer Science.

Megan Consolo, Operations Manager Business Development, Credential Check Corporation

Megan Consolo joined the Credential Check Corporation team in 2007 and has held various roles in Business Development, Client Service, and Client Relationships. Through her role as Operations Manager, Megan manages all operational aspects of the sales team including proposals, presentations, sales metrics, etc.  Megan also guides new clients through the implementation process and assures that their relationship with Credential Check begins smoothly.

Megan is an active member of Automation Alley, serving as an ambassador in 2008. Prior to joining the Credential Check Corporation team in 2007, Megan was a Mortgage Banker and Team Leader at Quicken Loans, Inc.

Megan graduated from The University of Michigan in 2006 with a Bachelor of Art in Sociology and Human Resources. Megan was an active member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma national sorority at U of M and served as the chapter’s Sisterhood Participation chairwoman.

When not working, Megan enjoys spending time with her husband and son!

Dawn Standerwick, Vice President of Business Development, Credential Check Corporation

Dawn Standerwick is the Vice President of Business Development for Credential Check Corporation. Dawn is a seasoned professional with 21 years of experience in all facets of workforce screening products, services and solutions. She possesses extensive knowledge in background screening, substance abuse testing and occupational health screening and has been retained as a subject matter expert for consulting projects.  She has held executive management positions in operations, sales, business development, marketing and technical roles. Prior to her position with Credential Check, Dawn held roles at other screening firms as a Vice President of Operations for 17 years and as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for 4 years.

Dawn is currently serving a second term on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) as a Member Director.  She is actively involved on the Government Relations Committee and manages Grassroots legislative advocacy efforts on behalf of the association as the Chair of the Grassroots Sub-Committee.  Dawn is also the board liaison for the Membership Retention and Recruitment Committee.

She regularly meets with legislators and governmental agencies including the EEOC, Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Trade Commission in Washington DC to promote common interests of CRAs and HR professionals alike.

Ryan D. Cowsert, Business Development Manager, Credential Check Corporation

Currently, Ryan holds the position of Business Development Manager at Credential Check Corporation, a global provider of Applicant Screening Services to corporations and financial institutions.

Ryan has three years’ experience with Credential Check. Ryan began his career with Credential Check as a Verification Specialist and has developed into a variety of roles within the Applicant Screening Division of Credential Check.

Ryan is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), Detroit SHRM and the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS).