First Advantage

Make finding and retaining the right people easier with First Advantage. Our industry-leading screening searches and services provide the insights to reduce your risk while dramatically improving the quality of your talent and the reliability of your renters.

Consider the advantages: 

• We help you protect your organization’s reputation by keeping you compliant and identifying risk associated with the individuals you screen. 

• Our products are supported by service excellence, compliance updates and best practices allowing you to drive efficiencies into your screening process. 

• We lead the industry with global data access and advanced analytics to help you make the right decisions. 

As the trusted partner of over 45,000 organizations worldwide, we at First Advantage provide easy-to-understand background screening results so you can confidently make decisions about prospective employees, vendors and renters. Not only does this safeguard your brand, but you also arrive at dramatically better background insights – insights you can rely on. It’s time to partner with First Advantage. 

Now in 25 locations, 12 countries and conducting over 23 million international background screens annually. We are your First Advantage.

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Employee Rating

3.7
TypeSubsidiary
HQAtlanta, GA, US
Websitefadv.com
First Advantage is headquartered in Atlanta, GA, US

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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​
Joe Jaeger

Joe Jaeger

President, Americas
Erik Schmit

Erik Schmit

Executive Vice President, Managing Director APAC
Kari Marquis

Kari Marquis

Chief Client Officer, Americas
Rolf Bezemer

Rolf Bezemer

Senior Vice President & General Manager EMEA
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First Advantage Office Locations

First Advantage has offices in Atlanta, Bolingbrook, Dallas, Fishers and in 18 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
New York, NY, US
350 7th Ave #1100
Pittsburgh, PA, US
6101 Penn Ave #401
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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+

    93/100

  • Compensation

    B+

    79/100

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First Advantage News and Updates

Speed, Cost, Risk: First Advantage 2021 Trends Report Examines Critical Screening Factors, Delivers Key Industry Insights

ATLANTA, April 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Advantage, a leading global provider of technology solutions for screening, verifications, safety and compliance, today released findings from its 2021 Trends Report. The annual research illuminates emerging background screening trends, with the la…

First Advantage Acquires the Background Screening Business of GBG, Further Strengthens Position in U.K. and EMEA

ATLANTA and NOTTINGHAM, U.K., April 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Advantage, a leading global provider of technology solutions for background screening, verifications and compliance, announced that it has acquired the U.K. background screening business of GB Group Plc (GBG), a global digital …

First Advantage Announces Future of Work Strategist Heather E. McGowan as Collaborate 2021 Keynote

Annual User Conference Set to Spotlight Industry Experts Sharing Insightful Advice Over Two Weeks in April Annual User Conference Set to Spotlight Industry Experts Sharing Insightful Advice Over Two Weeks in April

Upcoming First Advantage Webinar Delves into New Marijuana State Laws

ATLANTA, Feb. 11, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DETAILS: The November 2020 state elections saw voters speak loudly on marijuana, and there are two additional medical marijuana and four additional recreational marijuana laws on the books as a result. Understanding all of this new legislation is essenti…

First Advantage Introduces RoadReady™: A Compliance and Risk-Management Solution for Drivers and Vehicles

Innovative Global Leader Launches Fully Managed, Configurable Tool Delivering Businesses Consistency, Compliance and Processing Speed

First Advantage to Weigh In on Screening’s Hottest Topics in Upcoming Webinar

ATLANTA, Jan. 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DETAILS: Background screening requirements and procedures continue to evolve, especially in the staffing and franchise industries. During this webinar, hosted by Franchise Times, Bret Jardine, Executive Vice President and General Counsel at First Advanta…
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First Advantage Blogs

Philadelphia Cannabis: Drug Testing Impacts April 2021

On April 28, 2021 Mayor Jim Kenney signed Bill # 200625, Amending Title 9 of the Philadelphia Code to prohibit most employers from requiring employment candidates to undergo testing for the presence of marijuana as a condition of employment (“Ordinance”). The effective date of this ordinance is Janu…

Virginia Medical and Recreational Cannabis: Drug Testing Impacts | April 2021

The Virginia legislature has been busy passing cannabis laws. In late March of 2021 Governor Ralph Northam signed House Bill 1862 (“Medical Cannabis Law”) into law, prohibiting discrimination in employment against medical marijuana users. Then, in April of 2021 Governor Northam signed Senate Bill 14…

New Mexico Recreational Cannabis: Drug Testing Impacts April 2021

On April 12, 2021, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed a bill legalizing recreational marijuana, the “Cannabis Regulation Act.”[1] With this development, New Mexico joins many other states that have legalized recreational cannabis for adults 21 and older. The use of cannabis for medici…

Emerging From The Pandemic: Instant Drug Screening Enables Same-Day Hiring

By Ranjeev Teelock, Chief Product Officer More than a year has passed since the stay-at-home guidance was initiated. We still give it a second thought before heading to our favorite coffee shop to meet with friends or colleagues. Conferences and events that helped us stay connected with peers have m…

Philadelphia Amends 3 Ordinances Affecting Employer Screening Practices

The City of Philadelphia Mayor, Jim Kenney, amended three (3) city ordinances; one regarding the use of criminal record information and two regarding the use of credit history information. The new amended legislations were effective on Thursday, April 1, 2021. Bill No. 200413 will amend the “Unlawfu…

New York Recreational Cannabis: Drug Testing Impacts

On March 31, 2021 Governor Cuomo signed into law Senate Bill 854-A, the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (“The Act”), legalizing the recreational use of marijuana in New York State. While regulations will take years to develop around the growth and sale of marijuana, The Act is expected to imme…
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First Advantage Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who are First Advantage key executives?

    First Advantage's key executives are Scott Staples, David L. Gamsey and Joe Jaeger.

  • How many employees does First Advantage have?

    First Advantage has 2,928 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 18 other locations.

  • How many offices does First Advantage have?

    First Advantage has 26 offices.