Our mission, vision and core value

Make all credentials globally portable, verifiable, authentic, secure and useful.
Create world’s largest digital Blockchain Ecosystem of Individuals, Academic Institutions, Skilling Organizations and Employers facilitate authentic and secure way of exchanging credentials and useful.
We seek to be characterized by our passion, integrity, entrepreneurialism, and our innovative spirit, as we continually strive to fulfil our vision. These values guide us in all the work we do and are the bedrock upon which our organization is built.

Our story

We operate in a world where institutions and organizations are challenged by increasing incidents of inaccurate credential reporting and escalating costs of verification. Unfortunately, this leads to learning and employment opportunities being offered to less-deserving individuals. VeriOnce exists to change this for good!

To bring the dream of a new-age credential verification to life, what was required first was a technology to make our solution authentic and more effective than conventional methods. The solution also had to provide an enhanced user experience, without compromising on data security.

To ensure this, we established Blockchain as the centrepiece in our design thinking (primarily for its immutability and inherent use of cryptography) and positioned it alongside other digital technologies such as OCR and AI/ML to devise a common platform connecting all stakeholders to easily and efficiently play their part in the process.

Thus, after several months of prototyping, development and multiple iterations, ‘VeriOnce’ was born: our first release focuses on verification as a process and we plan to extend this to evaluation and transfers as well.

Meet Our Board of Advisors

Eric D Hargan

Former Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services

Eric D Hargan has served on the board of VeriOnce since April, 2022.

Eric brings to VeriOnce 30 years of experience working for the public and private sectors and unique insight and experience working for the United States Government.

Eric is the Founder and CEO of The Hargan Group, a full-service consulting firm with unparalleled experience offering regulatory guidance, public health innovations, and strategic public policy solutions.

Prior to this, Eric served as the Deputy Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from 2017 to 2021, as well as Acting Secretary in 2017-2018. From 2003 to 2007, Mr. Hargan also served at HHS in a variety of capacities, including holding the position of Acting Deputy Secretary.

In between his times at HHS, Eric was a practicing attorney specializing in healthcare regulation, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and government relations.

Eric received his B.A. cum laude from Harvard University, and his J.D. from Columbia University Law School. He is an Adjunct Professor of Management at Vanderbilt University and Fellow of the Center for Healthcare Market Innovation in the Owen Graduate School of Management.

He currently serves on the boards of University Hospitals, Alio Medical, Tomorrow Health, Health Track Rx, and SIU Medicine Department of Population Science and Policy. He is a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Texas Public Policy Foundation and is a Fellow of the Health Evolution Forum.

Dr Mitchell M. Zais

Former Acting Secretary of Education

Mitchell “Mick” Zais has served on the VeriOnce Board since March, 2022.

Mick brings to VeriOnce a deep background of experience in education and service to the United States.

Mick served as deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Education. He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on May 16, 2018, and was in office until January 20, 2021.

Prior to working with the Department, Mick was elected South Carolina's 17th state superintendent of education. In this role, he demonstrated a commitment to serving students and to pursuing excellence in education by overseeing the operation of and advocating policy for 82 school districts, 1,250 schools, 51,000 teachers, 720,000 students, and a $4 billion annual budget.

Prior to his election as South Carolina's state superintendent of education, Mick served as president of Newberry College for 10 years, from 2000 to 2010.

While at Newberry, Mick served as chairman of the presidents' councils of both the South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities and the South Atlantic Athletic Conference. He was also a member of the board of directors for the Foundation for Independent Higher Education, the Lutheran Education Conference of North America, the South Carolina Tuition Grants Commission, the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, and the Southern Regional Education Board.

Mick graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and served 31 years on active duty in the United States Army, retiring as a brigadier general.

Mick earned a Bachelor of Science in engineering from West Point, a Master of Science and a doctorate in social psychology and organizational behavior from the University of Washington, and a Master of Arts in military history from the School for Advanced Military Studies at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He did post-doctoral studies in national security affairs at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C.