Executive Team

Jeanette Spofford
President

Ms. Jeanette Spofford, Justifacts Founder and CEOAs the founder and CEO of Justifacts, and with the assistance of an exceptional management team, Ms. Spofford has developed Justifacts into one of the nation’s longest-tenured and most respected background search companies. With over 30 years of experience in the background screening industry, Ms. Spofford qualifies as one of the pioneers of the background screening industry.

Ms. Spofford has been a member of SHRM (The Society for Human Resource Management) and PHRA (Pittsburgh Human Resource Association) for more than 20 years. She has been a member of the NCHRA (Northern California Human Resource Association) for over 10 years, and she is an active member of the Greensburg, PA chapter of the Women’s President Organization (WPO). Ms. Spofford holds a B.A. in Social Science Education from Idaho State University.

Andrew Yoder
Vice President of Criminal RecordsAndrew Yoder, Vice President of Criminal Records at Justifacts

As the VP of Criminal Records, Mr. Yoder is responsible for oversight of the criminal records department and is actively involved in all compliance-related matters. He has developed a network of more than 400 different sources for criminal and motor vehicle records throughout the United States, and he is responsible for researching new methods for obtaining various other public records as required by our clients. He has been a member of Justifacts since 1995, and he is also a member of the PBSA Government Relations Committee.

Mr. Yoder received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Penn State University.

Michelle Yoder
Chief Operating OfficerMichelle Yoder, Chief Operating Officer of Justifacts

As Justifacts’ Chief Operating Officer, Mrs. Yoder oversees all business operations, including product development, business development, marketing and communications and HR Support. During her 25 years with Justifacts, she has worked her way up through numerous positions, including Verification Specialist, Criminal Records Researcher, Team Manager, Staff Writer, and Operations Manager. She has extensive knowledge of the FCRA, and she is a frequent contributor to Justifacts’ Background Check Blog. She has been a member of the PBSA for the past 5 years.

Ms. Yoder received a B.A. in Education from Carlow University.

Douglas Beckett
Chief Technology OfficerDouglas Beckett, Chief Technology Officer of Justifacts

Mr. Beckett serves as the director of our software development, system administration, data security, and system integration teams. He has been employed in the background screening industry since 2000, and he serves as a member of the Justifacts Administrative Board. Over his career, he has developed innovative technology solutions for Justifacts’ background screening software as well as integrated design methodologies which have been adopted as a standard by several large HR software providers.

Mr. Beckett received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Pittsburgh, as well as several computer-related certifications issued by various institutions, including iCarnegie, a subsidiary of Carnegie Mellon University.