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Jul 12, 2018

HireRight and GIS Ownership Complete Merger

Combination creates the industry’s preeminent global background screening organization

July 12, 2018 10:09 AM Eastern Daylight Time

IRVINE, Calif. & CHAPIN, S.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HireRight and General Information Services (“GIS”) announced today they have successfully come together under common ownership, creating the industry’s preeminent background screening company with offices in Latin America, Europe, Asia, Middle East and North America. Over time, the combined company will operate under the HireRight brand.

A team of experienced executives from both HireRight and GIS, led by GIS chief executive officer Guy Abramo, is strategically integrating the organizations’ operations and offerings, which include criminal background checks, fingerprint-based background checks, drug testing, driving records, employment and education verification, electronic onboarding and I-9 services, and industry-specific compliance and screening solutions across all sectors, including healthcare, technology, financial services, transportation, education, retail, and staffing.

“We are bringing together two leading companies with incredibly talented and experienced teams that are dedicated to transforming and improving the background screening industry,” said Mr. Abramo. “Organizations will benefit from state-of-the-art global background screening solutions, continued innovation and cutting-edge technology, creating a seamless, industry-leading customer experience for screening and managing their workforce.”

The combined organization’s customers, across more than 200 countries and territories, will have access to follow-the-sun operations and support that can be tailored to local languages, cultures and regulations.

About HireRight

HireRight helps employers hire the right candidates, by delivering global employment background checks, drug testing, education verification, and electronic Form I-9 and E-Verify solutions. Companies can tailor HireRight’s extensive screening solutions to their unique needs, giving them peace of mind about their hiring and vetting processes. HireRight’s platform integrates with existing HR platforms and Applicant Tracking Systems, giving candidates and organizations the best possible experience.

HireRight is headquartered in Irvine, CA, with offices around the globe including regional headquarters in London, Mexico City and Singapore. Learn more at

About GIS (General Information Services)

For more than 50 years, GIS has been helping companies mitigate risk and hire smarter. As an NAPBS-accredited employment background screening company, GIS provides best-in-class screening services (including comprehensive national and international background check solutions and industry-specific services) to thousands of companies nationwide. For more information about GIS and its products or services, visit

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