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OUR MISSION

Our mission is to sustain 1STWEST as an industry forerunner by continually investing in the most cutting edge process technology and data intelligence to deliver the most accurate, compliant and timely background reports available today.

OUR VISION

Our vision is to maintain client alliances and to increase market share by producing high quality market-demand products that assist our clients to mitigate risk within their specialized markets.

OUR STRATEGY

Our strategy emphasizes attention to the details by expert risk specialists coupled with 1STWEST’s Enhanced Risk Intelligence Platform and strict oversight of research methodology and reporting by our superior internal compliance team.




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WHO WE ARE

EMPOWERING BUSINESS WITH RISK INTELLIGENCE SINCE 1991

1STWEST Background Due Diligence is uniquely positioned and respected in the corporate finance industry and other professional markets as a global provider of enhanced background due diligence for lender and business transactions, key partnership/third party vetting, executive hire and employment risk screening. 1STWEST’s proprietary risk intelligence platform is unrivaled in accuracy, strict oversight in compliant research methodology and reporting, and information security and privacy. As a boutique supplier, 1STWEST employs a client-first philosophy focused on delivering an urgent, personalized, hands-on experience by an expert staff – start to finish. 1STWEST’s expansive risk mitigation product portfolio features a diverse offering of comprehensive deep-dive Risk Profile Due Diligence Reports™ as well as Rapid-Response Risk Reports™ geared for cost-sensitive, time-critical needs of lenders, business leaders and HR professionals. 1STWEST has maintained a time-tested foundation that has earned an impeccable reputation as a sustained forerunner in background due diligence since 1991.

UNRIVALED COMPLIANT METHODOLOGY AND RESEARCH ANALYSIS

1STWEST has sustained its leadership position as a forerunner in background due diligence with ongoing advancements to its risk intelligence platform, combining quality onsite searches conducted by 1STWEST’s long-established proprietary national and international network of vetted field investigators with our team of expert research analysts utilizing the most current, compliant and enhanced data intelligence available.  These methods are conducted independently of each other, with a thorough analysis of all information integrated into a final report.

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1STWEST CORPORATE FINANCE DUE DILIGENCE DIVISION
Leave All Doubt Behind. This 1STWEST core practice area is managed by financial industry due diligence experts specifically focused on commercial lending and business transactions. Every 1STWEST client is assigned a risk analyst specialist to ensure a personalized gold-standard service experience. Highly-tenured risk analysts perform comprehensive compliant research methodology in all aspects of an investigation process. Clients are updated real-time as to findings, status, and when anything of a derogatory or otherwise significant nature is discovered. Every 1STWEST background investigation has several quality control touch-points to assure unparalleled attention to accuracy, compliance and urgent deadlines of our clients.

1STWEST offers an expansive risk report product portfolio for corporate finance specializing in comprehensive deep-dive Risk Profile Due Diligence Reports and Rapid-Response Risk Reports geared for fast-track deals.

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 ACCURATE, COMPLIANT REPORTS FOR CRITICAL HIRES

1STWEST EXECUTIVE HIRE AND EMPLOYMENT RISK SCREENING DIVISION                   How You Start Is How You Finish. As a boutique provider, we are committed to a personalized urgency that is critical to the top-tier executive and key hire decision. Our highly-experienced team of risk analysts are NAPBS (National Association of Professional Background Screeners)  FCRA certified.  1STWEST’s expert compliance team engages staff in weekly in-house compliance training and mandates strict oversight of vendor relations and search methodology. Every 1STWEST report has several quality control touch-points to assure critical focus to accuracy and compliance – start to finish.  Compliance is a complex and dynamic matter that changes daily. We take great pride in providing our clients timely and accurate background reports, but we also educate our clients about compliance. We have a clear understanding and are current on the compliance issues and regulations facing various industries.  1STWEST offers expansive product options and customization to fit your needs.

Member : National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) | Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

PRIVACY / IT SECURITY / COMPLIANCE

1STWEST maintains highly secure data environments at all levels, managed by full time IT Security and Compliance Teams. We are fully compliant with all applicable privacy laws and regulatory requirements.


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MANAGEMENT TEAM

EXPERIENCED MANAGEMENT TEAM

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Suzanne Bury

Chief Executive Officer

1STWEST Background Due Diligence LLC

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Debbie Allbritten

President & Executive Operations Officer

1STWEST Background Due Diligence – Corporate Finance Division

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Kelli Clayton

Executive Vice President & Chief Operations Officer

1STWEST Background Due Diligence – Corporate Finance Division

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Earl David

Chief Information Officer & Security Officer

1STWEST Background Due Diligence LLC

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Lynn Anderson

Chief Compliance Officer – 1STWEST  Background Due Diligence LLC

Executive Operations Officer – 1STWEST Exec Hire and Employment Risk Screening Division