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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/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 the final report.

INDIVIDUALIZED CLIENT MANAGEMENT

1STWEST CORPORATE FINANCE DUE DILIGENCE DIVISION:
Leave All Doubt Behind. This 1STWEST core practice area is managed by financial industry expert due diligence fraud specialists specifically focused on lender and business transactions. Every 1STWEST client is assigned a risk analyst specialist to ensure a 1STWEST gold-standard service experience – start to finish. Highly-tenured risk analysts perform comprehensive compliant research methodology and reporting in all aspects of an investigation process. Clients are updated routinely as to findings and status, and immediately when anything of a derogatory or otherwise significant nature is discovered. Every 1STWEST report has several quality control touch-points to assure critical focus to accuracy, compliance and timeliness – start to finish. 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.

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 FCRA certified.  1STWEST’s expert compliance team engages staff in weekly in-house compliance training and mandates strict oversight on every search detail. 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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EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT TEAM

Our professional team is here for you

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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 Corporate Finance Division

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Kelli Clayton

Executive Vice President & Chief Operations Officer

1STWEST 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