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OUR MISSION

Our mission is providing the most accurate and compliant background reports available and building long-term relations with our clients by investing in the latest technology, research team and knowledge.

OUR VISION

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

OUR STRATEGY

Our strategy is constantly improving our process by investing in the best data intelligence and risk analysts, including their skills and ongoing compliance training.




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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 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 a personal, hands-on experience by an expert staff providing guidance 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.

Member : National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS)

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 vetted and long-established proprietary national and international network of vetted field investigators with our team of expert research analysts utilizing the most current, compliant and relevant data intelligence available.  These methods are conducted independently of each other, with a thorough analysis of all information integrated into the final report.

INDIVIDUALIZED CLIENT MANAGEMENT

Client first philosophy. 1STWEST practice areas are managed by expert due diligence specialists and assign each client a risk manager to ensure the 1STWEST gold-standard service experience. Highly-tenured risk analysts perform compliant research methodology and reporting in all aspects of the investigation process. Clients are updated routinely as to findings and status, and immediately when anything of a derogatory or otherwise significant nature is discovered.

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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EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT TEAM

Our professional team is here for you

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Suzanne Bury

Chief Executive Officer  1STWEST Background Due Diligence

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Debbie Allbritten

President & Executive Operations Officer  1STWEST Corporate Finance and Small Business Divisions

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Kelli Clayton

Executive Vice President & Chief Operations Officer  1STWEST Corporate Finance and Small Business Divisions

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Earl David

Chief Information Officer & Security Officer 1STWEST Background Due Diligence

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Lynn Anderson

Chief Compliance Officer 1STWEST  Background Due Diligence & Affiliates

Chief Operations Officer   1STWEST Employment Risk Screening Division | Key Partnership Vetting Division