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About SecureSearch

Who We Are

Founded in 2008, SecureSearch has been helping businesses effectively manage their screening programs over the past decade and has since established itself as the trusted partner-of-choice for many leading global companies. SecureSearch is guided by a team of industry experts credited with having pioneered the background screening practice in India and widely regarded as the leading authorities in this field.

We pride ourselves on successfully running the background screening programs of organizations across a broad spectrum of businesses and varying in size – from small firms to Fortune 500 corporations.

Seal Of Trust

The SecureSearch leadership team comprises seasoned industry veterans committed to fostering excellence through innovation and thought leadership.

What We Do

As a company committed to providing best-in-class employee screening services, SecureSearch draws on its global coverage and intrinsic knowledge of the local security environment to offer a comprehensive range of innovative solutions designed to assist organizations manage their risks effectively.

So whatever be the size of your organization and however unique the requirements, you can depend on SecureSearch to deliver a custom, easy-to-manage solution that adheres to the highest standards of quality and integrity and helps optimize the efficacy of your organization’s screening program.

Leadership Team

The SecureSearch leadership team comprises seasoned industry veterans committed to fostering excellence through innovation and thought leadership

Chetan Desai
Founder & Chief Executive

Chetan founded SecureSearch in 2008 with a vision to create a platform that offers innovative, progressive risk mitigation solutions that retain their relevance in an ever-changing security environment. Having cut his teeth setting up and running the first background screening operations in India, Chetan has been associated with the screening industry since the early 2000s and is widely regarded as one of the leading authorities in this field.

With vast cross-functional experience in a career spanning over 28 years, Chetan has a track record of building and managing successful business operations. Prior to founding SecureSearch, Chetan served as the Chief Operating Officer for West Asia at First Advantage, where he was responsible for strategic planning, operations management, technology integration and customer service.

A military veteran, Chetan has served in various operational theatres and counter-terrorism operations. He is a certified weapons and mountain warfare trainer and has served as an instructor at the prestigious National Defence Academy.

Darshana Popat
VP, Sales & Customer Delight

Darshana is a veteran of the background screening industry, with experience in leading high-performance teams across operations, business integration and client servicing functions since 2003. Darshana joined SecureSearch in 2019 and took charge of client servicing and operations functions across India, driving the company’s transformative objectives.  Currently, she is responsible for leading the sales and customer delight functions, driven by the objective of achieving enhancements.

Prior to joining SecureSearch, Darshana worked with First Advantage, where through her multi-dimensional role, she was instrumental in increasing business through retention of clients, conceptualisation and launch of new services and products and transition of accounts to operational deliverables. Her proven ability to improve client satisfaction through consistent client engagement and delivery along with a keen understanding of the background screening industry helps drive SecureSearch’s operational excellence and customer satisfaction.

Santosh Dharmaraj
AVP, Operations

Santosh joined SecureSearch in 2011 as Assistant Vice President and played diverse roles in shaping the organization where he is responsible for leading SecureSearch’s Background Screening Service Delivery functions including Account Management and Customer Service.

His previous assignments have been with WiproNet, Stream TracMail, and IVS. His first assignment of background screening was with the First Advantage, where he headed the operations function.

With a career spanning over 18 years in Operations and Customer Service, Santosh has a track record of achieving organizational goals through integrating processes, operational strategies, and client deliverables. His vast knowledge of the screening industry adds depth to the operational management and oversight of SecureSearch’s background screening function.

Mohit Singla
Head of Technology

Mohit is a business professional with over 22 years of experience in diverse industry segments and with core strengths in problem-solving, new product creation, technology, and business strategy.

Mohit has been working with SecureSearch since 2017 and leads the technology function. His current focus is on process automation and creating technology tools that provide SecureSearch with a unique capability of delivering faster and more accurate results for its clients.

Having worked in varied fields such as operations, business development, alliances and partnerships provide him with insights into all aspects of the business. This has been further enhanced by his cross-industry experience of working in technology, eLearning, risk mitigation, ITES, FMCG, and manufacturing.

Nayana Mallapurkar
Head, Human Resources

Nayana is an experienced Human Resources professional with over two decades of leadership experience. She joined SecureSearch in 2022 as the head of the Human Resources function. With a strong strategic focus, Nayana oversees various aspects of HR, including talent acquisition and management, HR policy development, employee engagement, performance management, and employee relations. Her leadership and expertise contribute to shaping SecureSearch’s HR strategies, fostering a positive work culture, and ensuring HR practices align with the company’s goals, all backed by data-driven insights.

Nayana brings to the table her core strengths in Human Resource Management, Project Management, Business Management, Training and Development, Social Work, and Vocational Education. In her previous assignments, she successfully managed projects as a management consultant with The University of Trans-Disciplinary Health Sciences and Technology and Tata Institute of Social Sciences. Prior to that, she was working with First Advantage, First Source (erstwhile ICICI OneSource), Ascent Consultants and Trainers Private Limited, and Kalpataru Constructions Overseas Private Limited