About GDC

GDC Is the Only EIDV and Business Verification Platform That Provides Verified, Locally Sourced, Non-stored, Compliant Match Rate Data from over 70 Countries.

Meet Our Founders

Bill Spruill

Co-founder/president

Hailing from North Carolina and a proud UNC Chapel Hill alumnus, Bill has been a driving force in cultivating Raleigh’s growing startup scene. He was at the forefront of universal identity and business verification as COO at AddressDoctor, later purchased by Informatica, before tapping into his global network when he co-founded Global Data Consortium with Charles in 2010.

Bill is an active independent angel investor most recently investing in Austin TX-based Gradient Works. He sits on the executive committee for Triangle Family Services a Wake County community-focused nonprofit.

Charles Gaddy

Co-founder/CSO

A NC native, Charles attended North Carolina State University for his undergraduate studies. His journey with the verification industry began at AddressDoctor and continued through verification giants like GBG group and Melissa Data, where he filled Business Development and Partner Managers roles.

Being an entrepreneur himself, Charles stays true to his roots and plays an active role in the NC State Entrepreneurship program and cultivating relationships with up-and-coming entrepreneurs.

Get to know our team


Global Data Consortium is a minority-led organization, delivering electronic identity verification since 2011.

With over 50 years of collective co-founder industry experience, GDC has since experienced 120% year- over-year growth and houses a global team of employees, functioning across six time zones.

GDC was founded on a network of in-country data providers and stems from deep-rooted relationships. Whether their data comes from traditional sources or alternative sources, data providers must pass a rigorous vetting process that continues throughout the lifetime of the partnership.

We provide frictionless, Electronic Identity Data Verification, using a broad, deep, trusted global network, to meet Customer Identification needs and enable trusted customer transactions.

Want to join GDC? We are always looking for talented individuals with a thirst for knowledge and a passion for learning!