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Your Trusted Partner

The Double Vs in Avvanz infer 2 strong messages:

Avvanz closely aligns with your vision, your goals, needs and requirements and be your trusted partner.

In line with meaning of Avvanz which is “advance”, Avvanz strives to ensure your advancement in strengthening your talent as an enormous Asset leading to a sustainable profitable growth.

In today’s world, there is a global talent hunt for the right talents to “advance” organizations. Engaging, developing, motivating and even retaining talents have become daunting for organizations. Henceforth, a robust and uniquely integrated solution is warranted.

Given that more than 30% of resumes have discrepancies, there’s an imperative need to ensure your hired talents are “safe” and of the highest level of integrity. The next immediate priority is to implement a flawlessly tight on-boarding program to get the new hires integrated into the organization and become productive within the shortest possible time. Training the talents to be top contributors and developing them to enable organizations surpass their KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) is highly critical to your organizational success.

Organizations need to work with different individuals or partners to build a powerful talent asset base. Henceforth, Avvanz’s strategic intent is to act as a 1-Point-Talent-Hub for all businesses.

Led by Multi-Award winning Technopreneur

Avvanz is a Singapore headquartered company with about 100 employees and a global presence in Asia, America and Europe.

It is led by Multi-Award winning Technoprenuer, Kannan Chettier who has had a successful 27-year career in leadership positions in Technology and Professional Services.

Connect with Kannan here: https://sg.linkedin.com/in/kannan-chettiar-19a2348.

Received Multi Awards

Avvanz had 2000+ clients. 98% retention with 8 Global Offices, and 100 Employees across Asia, Europe, and America for over 20 different industries.


Received our accolades for Best Background Screening Provider (Gold), Technology Company of the Year, and Executive of the Year – Technology.


Given the scarcity and difficulty to find effective and productive talent, Avvanz strives to help organizations attain the human advantage by screening for the right talents to ensure they are calibrated to the highest levels of “safety” and “integrity”, onboarding them to integrate them quickly and developing them to achieve highest standards of excellence to ensure their organizations secure a revenue advantage.


To be clear number one choice for all organizations who care to hire the “right” and “safe” global talents and empower them to be able to achieve growth leaps.

Core Values CACTI

We craft and deliver solutions that address customers’ current and possibly future pain points and challenges. We focus our energy, attention and thinking on how to make every interaction with our customers simple, intuitive, fast and efficient with a highly charged passion.

Our Team members act as entrepreneurs in their areas of influence with a sense of shared ownership and shared leadership.

We encourage synergy amongst our departments to keep our goals aligned to deliver service excellence.

We support each other and believe in diversity of talents, ideas and perspectives.

We foster a culture of innovation and think multi-dimensionally to be change agents and transform our space.

We invest in our business and in ourselves to enhance our processes, knowledge, skills and competencies to be future-ready

We think and act with integrity to stay reliable and maintain the trust given to us by our clients and colleagues.

Make a Wise Choice

Are you facing these challenges?

Avvanz, a multi-award winning company, with footprint across Asia, Americas and EMEA, leverages disruptive technologies, to help more than 3000 companies across the globe, mitigate people related risks through thorough background checks and develop them to surpass business KPIs through highly engaging and interactive training solutions to thrive in this Digital Era.

Avvanz can address your critical Talent Acquisition, Talent Management and Talent Development needs. Avvanz provides a modular but integrated suite of solutions. Avvanz has nimble flexibility to be able to customize solutions for your organization.

Avvanz has an extremely strong region-specific ground knowledge that will fasten the proposition of appropriate solutions. Avvanz can deliver world-class quality at cost-effective price points within expected turn-around-times.

Discover Our Partners

Connect with our trusted service providers and integration partners to streamline your background screening procedure.

Avvanz Awards

Best Background Screening Provider

HumanResources Magazine, a leading magazine for HR Community in Asia, has nominated Avvanz as the BEST BACKGROUND SCREENING PROVIDER.

Best Training Provider (Sales)

HumanResources Magazine, a leading magazine for HR Community in Asia, awarded Avvanz GOLD MEDAL for BEST BACKGROUND SCREENING PROVIDER & Finalist for BEST TRAINING PROVIDER (SALES) for 2018.

Executive of the Year - HR Technology

Avvanz’s Managing Director, Kannan Chettiar, has been awarded EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR – HR TECHNOLOGY by the very prestigious Singapore Business Review.

Avvanz Advisory Council

Avvanz Advisory Council consists of global veteran leaders from multiple disciplines. The Council with diverse expertise strives to guide and mentor Avvanz in paving Avvanz’s way to success. The Council acts as a resource that provides industry-specific and market-specific domain knowledge that includes talent concerns, needs, best practices and trends. The Council also offers unbiased insights and ideas purely from a third-party point of view and is not involved in the operations of Avvanz in any way.

Salman Syed

Salman brings over 20 years of leadership experience spent in the deep end of scaling and transforming businesses from private equity-owned businesses (First Advantage) to start-ups to Fortune 200 (Arrow Inc) and FTSE 100 (Sage Plc). As the Managing Director for UK and Western Europe at Thomas Cook Plc, he drove a turnaround of a £3 billion P&L with over 10,000 employees. As the EVP of Transformation at Sage Plc, he was directly responsible for the successful transformation of the business to a global, cloud-based SaaS business. He has directly been responsible for leading innovation as Head of Global Innovation at Premier Farnell (formerly a FTSE 250 and now acquired by Avnet a Fortune 200 company) and as the Chief Digital Officer for Capita’s People Services division. He is a purpose-driven leader who has worked and lived in many parts of the world including Singapore, HongKong, Japan, Canada and the UK. He believes in the power of people, and inclusive culture and that strategy is simply what you DO to make the business achieve its goals.

Chia Hock Lai

Chia Hock Lai has nearly two decades of experience in the financial and technology industry, having worked in Singapore’s GovTech and NTUC Income. An alumnus of NUS and NTU, he is the founding president of the Singapore Fintech Association, a founding board member of the Global Fintech Institute, and co-chairman of the Blockchain Association Singapore.

He is a council member of and strategic advisor to numerous fintech startups and organizations, such as ASEAN AFIN, IEEE C/BDL, Singapore Sichuan Trade & Investment Committee, IBF, and a Fellow of the Singapore University of Social Science (SUSS). He frequently speaks on topics related to fintech and blockchain at international events and universities.

Gary Faraci

Gary Faraci has more than 30 years of corporate leadership experience in the Technology industry. He has managed teams globally and has physically travelled to 39 US States and 37 different countries during his career. He has in-depth exposure to diverse cultures, people and their business practices. He has worked with multiple generations and has an amazing personality that enables him to adapt to and lead different age groups. He has even co-hosted a customer simulcast of Bill Gates’s discussion to 135,000 attendees. Gary has held senior leadership positions in Arrow Electronics and now is with IBM’s Watson Internet of Things in a Strategic Alliance Business Development role.

David Wee

David has spent 3 decades of his career in diverse organizations that include government agencies (National Productivity Board and Bank Negara’s ICLIF), MNCs (GE and J&J) and conglomerates (SinarMas Group). He has served in Chief Talent Officer and Chief Human Resources Officer roles across the globe.

He has managed GE’s Executive Leadership Programmes in Crotonville, New York; led leadership centres in Brussels, Hong Kong, London, Mumbai, Sydney, Singapore and Tokyo and served as a consultant to many Asian organizations that include Garuda Airlines, Samsung, Wipro and Bank Negara. David holds degrees and certificates from the National University of Singapore, INSEAD, University of Michigan and MIT’s Sloan Business School. He was co-author of Lights, Camera and Action and served in an editorial capacity for the Productivity Digest and the Singapore Productivity Casebook. He has spoken at numerous conferences and delivered workshops across the world including the renowned American Society for Training and Development in Denver, Colorado. He also serves as a Board Advisor for the Institute of Advance Studies in Complex Choices,

Avvanz’s Management Team

Avvanz’s business is founded and led by an extremely experienced management team with decades of global experiences in the area of employee lifecycle management. The founders are Kannan Chettiar, Jan Espino and Alvin Caga.

Kannan Chettiar

CEO and Co-Founder

Kannan is an award-winning Global Leader with 27 years of experience in the Technology and Human Capital sectors spanning Asia, EMEA & Americas. Kannan’s Technopreneurship has earned him “Executive of the Year – Human Resources Technology” award which is an extremely prestigious Management Excellence award from Singapore Business Review. Kannan has held management and leadership positions in First Advantage, Dell Computers, Future Electronics, Arrow Electronics (NY-listed), Farnell Group (London-listed), e2open (IBM-backed), and i-Sprint Innovations (Acer-backed). Kannan is also a Certified International Trainer with very high ratings from Fortune 500 Clients and an accredited Strength Scope Practitioner. Kannan regularly delivers Thought Leadership talks and Masterclasses in the region and constantly offers insights and perspectives in mainstream newspapers and trade publications. Kannan is proficient in several languages – he speaks fluent English, Tamil, elementary Mandarin, Malay, and Thai. An engineer by training, he holds an Honours degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and an MBA from the University of Birmingham in the UK. Kannan holds an Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment as well.

Alvin Caga


Alvin has more than 13 years of entrepreneurial experience focused on business development, sales & marketing and operations. He co-built Vanguard Screening Solutions and developed it to become the top background screening provider in the Philippines. His sharp business acumen has helped craft Avvanz and other businesses including Vanguard Workforce Mobility and Tirta Resorts Management Group operate on top of their respective industries.  Prior to these, Alvin had a wealth of experience in handling top-notch customer service clientele with multinational companies in the fields of Business Process Outsourcing, IT Services, and Supply Chain Management. Alvin holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration (Major in Computer Applications) from De La Salle University – College of St. Benilde.

Jan Espino


Jan is also co-founder and the Chief Executive Officer of Vanguard Screening Solutions which is a sister company of Avvanz in the same group of companies. He has led Vanguard’s growth from a three-person startup to one of the biggest background screening companies with around 250 employees serving more than 300 companies mainly in the Philippines. Jan has been in the Background Screening industry for more than 10 years, including his stint as the Regional IT Leader of First Advantage Asia-Pacific. Prior to that, he has spent almost 9 years with the San Miguel Group, mostly with its IT subsidiary, SMITS, Inc., where he held various positions in Portfolio Management, Customer Support, Technology Planning and Network Management.

Siang Tan

Managing Director for Asia

Born and bred in Singapore, Siang is a consummate Sales professional having honed his skills with work experiences in FMCG with Fraser & Neeve and Unilever early in his career. Next came stints in IT sales leadership at Jebsen & Jessen and Dimension Data along with dives into entrepreneurship including F&B and most recently, cross-border payments partnership with WeChatPay. Siang holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Curtin University in Australia.

Christy Lim

Head of Finance and Strategy Execution

A finance professional with 15 years of experience in analysis, financial management reporting and control. Christy’s qualifications include an MBA in Corporate Finance from Nottingham Trent University, UK; and she graduated with a BBA (Distinction) in Finance & Real Estate from the University of Oklahoma, USA. 

Prior to joining Avvanz, she held executive roles and had diverse working experience and exposure in MNCs across USA, Malaysia, and Singapore in oil and gas (CGG), chemical (Lanxess), manufacturing (Wearnes) and services industries (JPMorgan Chase & Co.).

Jhoann Alberto

Senior Operations Manager

Jhoann has extensive experience in handling both operations and client success teams during her 10 years of experience in the background check industry. She is a graduate of Business Administration majoring in Office Management at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines. Prior to her role as the Senior Operations Manager, she was involved in and has led various departments including Finance, Vendor Management, and client care.

A professional with over a decade of expertise in the Background Screening Industry who is innovative, goal-oriented, and committed. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Office Administration and presently manages Operations, Client Success, and Vendor Management, three cross-functional divisions. Her skills contribute to ideas for ongoing team and product development to ensure better service quality, and she keeps Operations, Client Success, IT, and Sales in sync with a fierce desire to provide safe and secure hiring for your company.

Denisse Aisah Pangilinan

Head of Human Resources

A passionate HR person dedicated to creating a positive corporate culture and employee experience that promotes continuous business growth and cultivates customer obsession. With more than 7 years of experience in HR and people operations, Aisah worked with international companies focused in customer service, talent acquisition, employee engagement, learning, and collaboration. She is a graduate of Business Administration majoring in Human Resources at Saint Louis University and is currently taking up a Master’s in Business Administration. After achieving the national certification in Human Resources Associate in the Philippines as a top-notch, Aisah has been certified as a Mental Health First Responder – advocating mental wellness not only in the workplace, but also in the community. 

Michael Santos

IT Manager

Mike has more than 18 years of accumulative work experience in IT such as network, system and system development. He is a graduate of Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics and Communication Engineer (ECE) with extensive training in Azure System administration 101 and 104, VMware Administration, Wireless, OSP, Network administration, Data Center Administration and IT Project management.


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