Herbalife President Falsified Academic Credentials

Nick Fishman

Herbalife, a publicly traded corporation just confirmed that their president and Chief Operating Officer failed to complete the MBA he claimed to receive on his resume (Herbalife Statement).  Isn’t it amazing how often we see stories such as these?  Not really!  Face it people, in this information age there are no secrets.  What amazes me is that this information was never revealed in a background check.  You would think it might be important for Herbalife to know this information, right? A simple Education Verification would have provided them with the 411.

Here’s the thing.  I don’t know this individual or about his job performance, but you have to do a lot of impressive things to become a president of a globally recognized publicly traded company.  My guess is his experience and hard work got him to the top.  Unfortunately, it is a little “inconsequential” lie that will surely lead to great consequences.

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Nick Fishman

Nick Fishman is the co-founder of EmployeeScreenIQ, a leading, global employment background screening provider, and serves as the company’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer. He pioneered the creation of EmployeeScreen University, the #1 educational resource on employment background checks for human resources, security and risk management professionals. A recognized industry expert, Nick is a frequent author, presenter and contributor to the news media. Nick is also a licensed private investigator in the states of Ohio and Texas.
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