Richard Kurland

Rick Kurland

Chief Executive Officer

One heart wrenching news story about elder abuse led Richard A. Kurland to his calling. The idea that the most vulnerable in our society are often cared for, and taken advantage of, by people with criminal histories, led him to the background screening industry.

Employment Background Investigations, Inc. (EBI) opened its doors in 1994. During the last 20+ years, Rick has used his innovative, entrepreneurial spirit to turn EBI into a technological leader in the industry. Today, EBI is an NAPBS accredited provider of global background screening solutions.The company helps more than 5,000 clients create safe and compliant workforces in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.

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Larry White

Larry White

President and Chief Operations Officer

Larry White brings with him more than 15 years of experience in the background screening industry that includes roles in sales, client services, technology, and as a CEO. His organizations have been responsible for more than 35,000,000 background investigations, and he has personally facilitated 11 acquisitions from due diligence and negotiations, to developing and executing transition plans.

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Bob Capwell

Bob Capwell

Chief Knowledge Officer

Robert E. Capwell is considered to be one of the leading experts in the background screening industry with more than 27 years of experience in the field. As Chief Knowledge Officer at EBI, Bob oversees the implementation and management of EBI’s Quality Management and Information Security Management Systems in accordance with ISO9001 and ISO27001 Standards. Bob also leads EBI’s internal training and knowledge sharing initiatives throughout the organization. You can also read Bob on the Screening News blog.

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Scott Thelen

Scott Thelen

Chief Financial Officer

Scott Thelen has more than 25 years of experience in the finance and accounting field, the last 7 years serving in the CFO role for multi-state, multi-facility organizations. In his career, Scott has successfully completed multiple debt restructurings, financed new construction, restructured and upgraded back office support systems, as well as creating new financial standards within those organizations.

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Michelle Nichols

Michelle Nichols

Vice President of Client Software Solutions

Michelle Nichols has more than 17 years of customer service and operational experience. Starting with EBI in 2006 and holding progressively strategic roles in each of our operational units, Michelle has garnered a vast understanding of all facets of the background screening, drug testing, and occupational health processes, the regulatory environment surrounding them, and our clients’ need for integrated software solutions to make the screening process as simple as possible.

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Sean Kolarik

Sean Kolarik

Vice President of Sales & Client Relations

Sean Kolarik joined EBI in 2005 as a National Account Executive, creating, implementing and managing programs for enterprise, global, and multi-location clients. Since then, drawing on his first-hand understanding of clients’ background screening needs, Sean has worked diligently to deliver exceptional service to EBI’s clients – a core principle of our culture.

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Don Darrah

Don Darrah

Vice President of Alliances

Don has over 20 years of experience in the talent management industry. As Vice President of Alliances, Don works to bring together the best-of-the-best in talent acquisition and human capital management, so that together, we can provide comprehensive, start-to-finish solutions for our clients. He is aided by his intense focus on customer service, and an unparalleled knack for developing mutually beneficial and long-lasting partnerships.

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Rebecca Roberts

Rebecca Roberts

Vice President & General Manager of Occupational Health Services Group

Rebecca Roberts has more than 15 years of experience in the screening industry, focusing primarily on occupational health and substance abuse testing. She has held roles in project management and customer consolidation across multiple platforms, implementation and customer onboarding, business development, sales support, new product development and software enhancements.

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Curt Schwall

Curt Schwall

Vice President of Compliance and Regulatory Affairs

Curt’s experience in the screening industry spans more than 20 years. He is now serving his third term on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS). At EBI, Curt oversees our state, federal and global regulatory and compliance initiatives, US Privacy policies, and vendor management. He also helps our clients with privacy and regulatory issues.

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Chris Fucci

Chris Fucci

Vice President of Marketing

Chris Fucci has been working as a creative director and marketer for more than 22 years. In 2001, EBI hired him to do a brochure. And the rest, as they say, is history…

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