John Sheppard has joined FormFree Holdings Corp., a provider of electronic document and verification technology to the financial services industry, as president and chief operating officer (COO).
Sheppard, who has more than 25 years of senior leadership experience in the consumer goods and technology industries, previously served as president of several of Coca-Cola's largest international divisions and vice president of Coca-Cola International, where he led the rapid growth of the company and was responsible for more than $3 billion in acquisitions and joint ventures.
More recently, he served as CEO of EveryWare Global, a consumer goods firm that he took public in 2013. He has also served as CEO and president of beverage company Cott Corp. and as an operating partner at Advent International, a $30 billion global private equity firm.
In his new role, Sheppard will be responsible for overseeing the growth of the company and AccountChek, FormFree's proprietary flagship product that verifies a borrower's ability to pay back loans. The solution automates the verification of a borrower's deposits and assets in the loan process by providing instant digital statements from more than 15,000 financial institutions, thereby removing the need for borrowers to submit paper copies of bank statements when applying for loans.
AccountChek also helps lenders eliminate fraud while complying with new mortgage ability-to-pay rules.