Background Screening

  • Former Federal Agents
  • 100 Years of Combined Experience
  • Investigations, Compliance & Defense
Chris Quick

Former Special
Agent (FBI & IRS)

Roger Bach

Former Special
Agent (DOJ-OIG & DEA)

Timothy Allen

Former Special Agent
(U.S. Secret Service & DOJ-OIG)

Ray Yuen

Former Special
Agent (FBI)

Michael S. Koslow

Former Special
Agent (DOD & OIG)

We Conduct Comprehensive Background Screening Services Online

No matter what your company does or who it serves, you need to know that you have the right people for the job. You need to know that your company’s executives, directors, and staff members have the right qualifications and the right reputations, and you need to know that they have your company’s best interests in mind.

Tim Allen

Background Screening Team Lead – Timothy E. Allen | Former Special Agent (U.S. Secret Service & DOJ-OIG)

In today’s world, this is easier said than done. From corporate spies to individuals who say things they shouldn’t on social media, companies of all sizes and in all industries face personnel-related risks. While these risks are amplified when seeking to place someone in a leadership position, they cannot be ignored at any level of the corporate organization.

Working with the wrong vendors and clients can also have unintended—and unexpected—consequences. If a vendor or client makes headlines for the wrong reasons, this can create an immediate public relations crisis. If a vendor misrepresents its capabilities or a client misrepresents its ability to pay, this can lead to financial losses, delays, and the potential for litigation. While conducting due diligence may seem to get in the way of efficiency or threaten to start a relationship on the wrong foot, the certainty background screening provides is well worth the investment.

Why Should Corporate Investigation Services Be Your Choice for Background Screening?

Corporate Investigation Consulting is a national consulting firm that assists companies of all sizes with background screenings, due diligence, and other corporate investigative matters. Here are just some of the reasons why companies across the country trust our team to help keep their businesses secure:

  • Our Team: Our team is made up of former high-ranking federal agents. This includes former Special Agents, Supervisory Special Agents, and Special Agents in Charge with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), U.S. Secret Service, and other federal agencies. With centuries of combined high-level experience, our consultants are well versed in the tactics that the federal government and private entities use to screen employees, contractors, and other parties.
  • Our Approach: We take an efficient, results-oriented approach to conducting background investigations for our clients. We do what is necessary—no more and no less. We develop tailored screening strategies on a case-by-case basis, and we work closely with our clients to ensure that we are targeting exactly the information they need to know.
  • Our Comprehensiveness: We take various steps to ensure that our background screenings are sufficiently comprehensive. When you need to make informed decisions, you cannot afford to overlook relevant information. We give our clients the confidence that they need to move forward.
  • Our Communication: Clear and ongoing communication is vital in the consulting relationship. Our former federal agents work directly with our clients’ key stakeholders and remain in contact on a regular basis. When a background screening is complete, we provide a detailed report with actionable intelligence that our clients can use immediately.
  • Our Consulting: Beyond conducting background screenings, we provide consulting services to assist our clients with all types of key decisions. From compliance and risk management to cybersecurity and digital forensics, our broad capabilities ensure that our clients can make smart decisions at every turn.
Put our highly experienced team on your side
Roger Bach

Former Special Agent (OIG)

Timothy E. Allen

Former Senior Special Agent U.S. Secret Service

Chris J. Quick

Former Special Agent (FBI & IRS-CI)

Maura Kelley

Former Special Agent (FBI)

Ray Yuen

Former Supervisory Special Agent (FBI)

Michael S. Koslow

Former Supervisory Special Agent (DOD-OIG)

Dennis A. Wichern

Former Special Agent-in-Charge (DEA)

Marquis D. Pickett

Special Agent U.S. Secret Service (ret.)

Our Background Screening Capabilities

We provide a comprehensive suite of background screening and due diligence services for companies ranging from small local businesses to national chains, and from tech startups to well-established publicly traded companies. Our experience spans virtually all industries, from private equity to healthcare. Some examples of our capabilities include:

Online and Social Media Tracing

Social media posts, blog posts, media quotes, and other online content can strengthen a person’s reputation. Or they can ruin it. As we have seen on multiple occasions, even posts and articles from several years ago can resurface and make national headlines. Before making a new hire, it is imperative that companies conduct adequate online and social media tracing to ensure that bringing a new person onboard will not lead to a public relations nightmare.

National and International Background Investigations

When it comes to conducting a background investigation, online research is just the start. We rely on numerous sources throughout the United States and around the world to help our clients make informed decisions. Whether your company is hiring in the U.S. or abroad, and whether your company does business in the private sector or needs employees who can obtain federal top-secret security clearance, we can gather all of the information you need to know.

Prospective Vendor Reviews

No matter what your company’s contracts say, your clients and customers will assume that your company is responsible for its vendors’ acts and omissions. While your company may ultimately have legal recourse against a vendor that fails to perform, being forced to take legal action is far from an ideal scenario, and recovering from a vendor’s failure can lead to unnecessary costs, delays, and customer dissatisfaction. Conducting thorough prospective vendor reviews can help mitigate this risk, and it can help ensure that your reliance on a vendor to meet your company’s or clients’ needs is not misplaced.

Prospective Client Reviews

Just as companies must carefully select their personnel and vendors, they must also carefully select their clients. Serving clients with bad reputations can negatively impact a company’s goodwill, and serving clients that lack the financial wherewithal to pay their bills can negatively impact a company’s bottom line. We help companies select reputable and financially sound clients that they can serve with confidence.

Reputational Background Screening of Executive and Board Candidates

As we mentioned above, background screening takes on heightened importance at the leadership level. History is replete with examples of companies hiring executives and directors only to terminate them a short time later after discovering information they should have discovered during their due diligence. If your company is conducting an executive search or seeking to fill a board vacancy, we can help ensure that the person you choose has the reputation you, your company’s customers or clients, and the public expect.

Staff Screening Services

Staff screening needs can vary widely depending on a company’s industry, clients, and the requirements of the particular position in question. We conduct appropriately tailored staff screenings to help our clients avoid unknowingly hiring individuals who present threats to their organizations.

FAQs: Background Screening for Personnel, Vendors, and Clients

What is involved in conducting a background screening for a prospective employee?

With today’s online environment, conducting employee background screenings is becoming increasingly complex. Companies need to example all potential sources of information, and new potential sources (i.e., new social media apps) come into play on a regular basis. But companies must avoid overlooking traditional sources of background information as well. As a result, conducting an effective background screening requires as structured and strategic approach, and it requires up-to-date knowledge of information sources and best practices.

What is involved in conducting a background screening for a potential executive or board member?

Conducting a background screening for a potential executive or board member involves many of the same practices and procedures as screening lower-level employees. But there are also several unique considerations involved. From reviewing past employers’ public filings to speaking with individuals who may have relevant information about a candidate’s personal life, it is imperative to leave no stone unturned.

How important is it for companies to screen their vendors?

Vendor screening is vital, and yet it often goes overlooked. Engaging an unqualified, incompetent, or financially unstable vendor can have drastic consequences. So can engaging a vendor that lacks adequate logical or digital security protections. If a vendor’s acts or omissions could put your company at risk, then it is worth doing your due diligence before making a decision.

How important is it for companies to screen their clients?

Screening clients is also vitally important. While some companies and firms may be tempted to sign any prospective clients that inquire, this approach can prove costly. Not only can problem clients be frustrating, but they can present reputational, financial, and legal risks as well.

Should my company engage an outside firm for background screening?

There are several reasons to engage an outside firm to conduct your company’s background screening rather than attempting to handle the process in-house. The off-the-shelf products that companies typically use when conducting screenings in-house simply are not effective in the vast majority of cases. Conducting an adequate background screening requires a comprehensive and tailored approach, and it requires the insights of a team of investigative professionals who know how and where to look for relevant information.

Contact Us to Discuss Your Company’s Background Screening Needs

If you would like to know more about our background screening services for companies in the U.S. and abroad, we encourage you to get in touch. To discuss your company’s background screening needs with a former federal agent in confidence, please call 866-352-9324 or inquire online today.

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