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Eric A. Hess

President and General Manager, Risk Decision Group
Perspecta Inc.

Eric Hess portrait

As president and general manager of the risk decision group for Perspecta, Eric A. Hess oversees background investigation, medical claims and record investigation, as well as fraud detection and analysis services for our customers. 

During his career, Hess has led the integration of numerous mergers and acquisitions, creating performance-based organizations. His drive to provide the highest-quality, industry-leading services empowers his teams to win numerous new and renewed contracts in the federal, defense, intelligence and civilian sectors.

Prior to Perspecta, Hess was president and chief executive officer of KeyPoint Government Solutions. With a workforce of nearly 5,000 employees, KeyPoint trained and developed employees and contractors in every state and territory of the United States. Hess built leadership teams, facilitated the strategy and direction of the company and led diverse functions for the background investigations industry leader. He also established KeyPoint Cares, the philanthropic program that encourages employees to engage in team-building volunteer opportunities.

Before joining KeyPoint, Hess served as chief operations officer of First Advantage Corporation, a provider of background screening, identity and information solutions for employers, non-profit organizations and multi-family housing. While at First Advantage, Hess led a team of more than 3,000 global professionals and delivered data assets to more than 45,000 clients worldwide. 

Earlier in his career, Hess served as senior vice president of global operations at LexisNexis Risk Solutions, a leading identity and analytics organization serving government and industry clients. Before his time at LexisNexis, he held several leadership positions in the background screening and data communication industries. 

Hess is a respected industry expert on identity authentication and analytics. In 2001, he was appointed by the Secretary of Transportation to the Department of Transportation’s Federal Advisory Committee for the Transmission and Storage of Electronic Drug Testing Information. Having served more than a decade on the legislative and regulatory affairs committee of the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association, including two years as board chairman, he now resides as chair emeritus. Hess is a recipient of Entrepreneur of the Year Award presented by Inc. Magazine and Ernst and Young.

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