Employment Background Screening Company Tandem Select Acquired by Sterling Infosystems

Sep 12, 2011, 11:06 ET from Sterling Infosystems, Inc.

FORT COLLINS, Colo., Sept. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tandem Select, a leader in the background screening industry, announced today that it has been acquired by Sterling Infosystems Inc., the third largest background screening company in the world.

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"Sterling's acquisition of Tandem Select will open up many great opportunities.  With greater access to capital and to Sterling's global operating platform, we can continue to grow our business, delight our clients and bring exciting new products to market," Chris Baker, Tandem Select CEO said.

Katie Zwetzig, COO of Tandem Select, added, "This is a great example of a large and growing industry recognizing the talent and success a Fort Collins business has to offer and it gives Tandem Select customers full service global screening capabilities."

William Greenblatt, Founder and CEO of New York City-headquartered Sterling, said, "In addition to Tandem's renowned customer service excellence, this acquisition will allow their focus and skill in product innovation to complement Sterling's initiatives and global influence.  We're very excited about what this will mean for the future of the background screening industry."

As part of Sterling, Tandem will continue to operate out of its Fort Collins office.  Tandem executives Katie Zwetzig, Chris Baker, and Jerry Thurber will join the senior leadership of Sterling.

About Sterling Infosystems:

Sterling Infosystems, Inc. (www.sterlinginfosystems.com), founded in 1975, is the third largest background screening company in the world with an international presence known for industry leading turn-around-time, customer service and expertise in customizing solutions for industry specific needs.  Most recently, Sterling became the only global background screening company in 2011's Inc 5000.  Sterling offers a broad range of services, including student screening services, corporate due diligence and background investigation services, occupational health services, and employment-related business tax consulting in the United States and in 200 countries around the world.  With a decade as one of the fastest growing background screening companies, our 9,000+ clients range from leading Fortune 500 firms to small and medium sized businesses.

About Tandem Select:

Tandem Select (http://www.tandemselect.com) combines timely, accurate, and comprehensive background screening and drug testing services with innovative technology that enables companies to save time, reduce risk, and select the right people faster.

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