About

OUR MISSION

Our mission is providing the most accurate 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 increase our market share by producing high quality products, while helping 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 intelligence analysts, including their skills and ongoing training.




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WHO WE ARE

LEAVE ALL DOUBT BEHIND. ACCURATE,TIMELY,COMPLIANT REPORTS SINCE 1991

1STWEST BACKGROUND DUE DILIGENCE™ (1STWEST™) is a preferred risk intelligence provider to top-tier global financial and B2B professional brands that include banks, investment banks, middle market lenders, factors, private equity firms, M&A firms, law firms, medical and accounting entities. IGNITE DILIGENCE™, a 1STWEST Company caters to B2B professional businesses focusing on more advanced global pre-employment background investigations where quality is an emphasis over quantity and client-assist is our “gold-standard” emphasis. All clients are partnered with an experienced risk intelligence specialists to work each investigation start to finish.

1STWEST™ has built an impeccable reputation for superior risk intelligence products and exceptional client service. 1STWEST is here to ensure that business leaders working on transactions, lenders working with borrowers and hiring professionals are empowered with the most accurate and compliant information possible.

UNRIVALED COMPLIANT METHODOLOGY AND RESEARCH ANALYSIS

Our fact-finding process ALWAYS involves a multi-tier methodology. We combine onsite public record information searches with in-house online database searches performed by our team of expert research analysts utilizing the most current and relevant database intelligence available. Onsite searches are conducted by 1STWEST’s vetted and long-established proprietary national and international network of vetted field investigators. These methods are conducted independently, with a thorough analysis of all information integrated into the final report.

INDIVIDUALIZED CLIENT CASE MANAGEMENT

All cases are assigned to and handled, start-to-finish, by a dedicated expert research analyst. The analyst performs all of the in-house research, and interfaces with field investigators throughout the process, to provide a seamless and thorough investigation. Clients are updated routinely as to findings and status, and immediately when anything of a derogatory or otherwise significant nature is discovered. Once all searches are complete, findings are analyzed and compiled into a detailed report (with summary), which is internally reviewed under strict quality control measures by a member of 1STWEST’s management team.

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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Sue Bury

Chief Executive Officer – 1STWEST BACKGROUND DUE DILIGENCE

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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

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Lynn Anderson

Chief Compliance Officer. Chief Operations Officer, 1STWEST Employment Risk Screening Division