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First Advantage is a provider of technology solutions for screening, verifications, safety, and compliance related to human capital. Its technology platform includes criminal background checks, drug and health screening, extended workforce screening, biometrics and identity, education and work verifications, resident screening, fleet and driver compliance, executive screening, data analytics, continuous monitoring, social media monitoring, and hiring tax incentives.

TypePublic
Founded2003
HQAtlanta, GA, US
Websitefadv.com
Employee Ratings3.6
Overall CultureA+

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Employees (est.) (Mar 2021)4,200
Job Openings7
Share Price (Jul 2021)$19.2(-2%)
Cybersecurity ratingCMore

Key People/Management at First Advantage

Scott Staples

Scott Staples

Chief Executive Officer
David L. Gamsey

David L. Gamsey

Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President​
Nick Grecco

Nick Grecco

Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer
Joelle Smith

Joelle Smith

Chief Experience Officer
Kari Marquis

Kari Marquis

Chief Client Officer, Americas
Rod Weis

Rod Weis

Chief Revenue Officer, Americas
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First Advantage Office Locations

First Advantage has offices in Atlanta, Bolingbrook, Dallas, Fishers and in 16 other locations
Atlanta, GA, US (HQ)
1 Concourse Pkwy #200
Bolingbrook, IL, US
480 Quadrangle Dr a1
Dallas, TX, US
12770 Coit Rd #1000
Fishers, IN, US
Exit Five 1, 11800 Exit 5 Pkwy #120
Sydney, AU
15/61 York St
Dhaka, BD
Bijoy Sarani Begum Rokeya Sarani Link Road
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First Advantage Financials and Metrics

First Advantage Revenue

Market capitalization (22-Jul-2021)

2.9b

Closing stock price (22-Jul-2021)

19.2
First Advantage's current market capitalization is $2.9 b.
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First Advantage Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

C

77/100

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First Advantage Online and Social Media Presence

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First Advantage Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    A+

    91/100

  • CEO Rating

    A+

    90/100

  • Compensation

    A-

    79/100

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First Advantage News and Updates

Upcoming First Advantage Webinars Explore Strategies for Screening Success

ATLANTA, July 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- “Integration Best Practices: Considerations for Success”

First Advantage Announces Closing of Upsized Initial Public Offering and Full Exercise of Underwriters’ Option to Purchase Additional Shares

ATLANTA, June 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Advantage Corporation (“First Advantage”), a leading global provider of technology solutions for screening, verifications, safety and compliance related to human capital, today announced the closing of its upsized initial public offering of 29,325,0…

First Advantage Announces Pricing of Upsized Initial Public Offering

ATLANTA, June 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Advantage Corporation (“First Advantage”), a leading global provider of technology solutions for screening, verifications, safety and compliance related to human capital, today announced the pricing of its upsized initial public offering of 25,500,0…

First Advantage Announces Launch of Initial Public Offering

ATLANTA, June 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Advantage Corporation, a leading global provider of technology solutions for screening, verifications, safety and compliance related to human capital, today announced the launch of the initial public offering of 21,250,000 shares of its common stock…

First Advantage Files Registration Statement for Proposed Initial Public Offering

ATLANTA, May 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Advantage Corporation, a leading global provider of technology solutions for screening, verifications, safety and compliance related to human capital, today announced that it has publicly filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Secur…

First Advantage 2021 Report Dives into Industry Trends

Research Reveals How Retail, Transportation, Staffing and Other Key Verticals Leverage Screening in Hiring Process Research Reveals How Retail, Transportation, Staffing and Other Key Verticals Leverage Screening in Hiring Process
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First Advantage Blogs

Louisiana Criminal Records Law Update Effective August 1, 2021

Recently the state of Louisiana passed HB 707, which pertains to employers use of criminal history information. The new law will enact a new Section, 23:291.2, in the current Louisiana law. The effective date of the law is August 1, 2021. The new law was created to: prohibit discrimination based on …

First Advantage Earns Two Globee® Awards for COVID-19 Response and Innovative Drug Screening Product

First Advantage is excited to announce that The Globee® Awards honors the company with distinctions in two categories of its 13th Annual 2021 Golden Bridge Business and Innovation Awards. This annual Awards program recognizes outstanding players in organizational performance, products, and services …

The HIRE and HERO Acts: Impacts to WOTC

The post The HIRE and HERO Acts: Impacts to WOTC appeared first on North America.

CXO Joelle Smith Honored by Constellation Research

Global Transformation Efforts Resulted in Inclusion in BT150 for 2022 The post CXO Joelle Smith Honored by Constellation Research appeared first on North America.

Connecticut Recreational Cannabis: Drug Testing Impacts

The following article is not offered as legal advice but is instead offered for informational purposes.  First Advantage is not a law firm and does not offer legal advice.  The following article is therefore not intended as a substitute for the legal advice of an attorney knowledgeable of the user’s…

Michigan Court Rule Regarding Protected Personal Identifying Information

On May 22,2019 the Michigan Supreme Court established a rule that would remove protective personal identifying information, as defined by the Court, from public records. The effective date for this rule was initially January 1, 2021. However, on November 18, 2020 the Michigan Supreme Court amended t…
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First Advantage Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was First Advantage founded?

    First Advantage was founded in 2003.

  • Who are First Advantage key executives?

    First Advantage's key executives are Scott Staples, David L. Gamsey and Nick Grecco.

  • How many employees does First Advantage have?

    First Advantage has 4,200 employees.

  • Who are First Advantage competitors?

    Competitors of First Advantage include Moss Adams, HIREtech and HireRight.

  • Where is First Advantage headquarters?

    First Advantage headquarters is located at 1 Concourse Pkwy #200, Atlanta.

  • Where are First Advantage offices?

    First Advantage has offices in Atlanta, Bolingbrook, Dallas, Fishers and in 16 other locations.

  • How many offices does First Advantage have?

    First Advantage has 24 offices.