Pre-Employment & Employment-Related
Background Checks

Due Diligence Consulting (DDC) is a worldwide leader in pre-employment and employment background checks on behalf of family offices, hedge funds, private equity firms, law firms, and public and private companies. DDC holds itself to a higher standard than our competitors and operates at a different level using a proprietary research method that routinely produces more detailed and comprehensive research results.

At DDC, we understand the critical importance of making informed hiring, retention, and compliance-related HR decisions. Our comprehensive pre-employment and employment checks provide you with the necessary insights to confidently welcome new team members into your organization, help them grow, and retain high performers. Our dedicated team of experts meticulously examines candidates’ backgrounds to ensure you have a clear picture of their professional history, qualifications, and integrity. With DDC, you can make confident hiring decisions based on reliable and accurate information, promoting a secure and thriving workplace environment.

Our Pre-Employment & Employment Checks Include:

  • Criminal Background Checks
  • Civil Litigation and Other Court Checks

  • Bio and Resume Confirmations, Reference Checking, and Duties and Responsibilities Vetting

  • Education and Degree Confirmation

  • Professional License Verifications

  • Adverse Media Checks
  • Social Media and Online Presence Screening

  • Bankruptcies, Liens & Judgements
  • Financial Profile
  • Associated Entities

Case Study 1

One of DDC’s clients, a billionaire’s family office, engaged DDC to vet a household staff job applicant. The candidate applied to work in one of the family’s residences, and the position would have allowed her to have direct contact with our client, his family, and other staff. Initial research indicated the applicant had minimal work experience and found no obvious red flags, such as a criminal record, civil litigation, or debt.

DDC conducted deeper research on the candidate, including a review of her social media presence. DDC uncovered information indicating that she had been in a four-year relationship with a young man. DDC dug even deeper. Research into the boyfriend revealed various photos of him on social media that indicated he was involved with a criminal gang notorious for its extreme violence.

Case Study 2

At DDC, we check everything — every time. Public companies, investors, and law firms hire DDC to conduct thorough executive background checks to mitigate reputational risks and protect credibility. A misrepresentation by a public company CEO or board member could leave a company vulnerable to an attack by an activist shareholder, market-moving adverse publicity, and loss of investor confidence.

DDC discovered a public company CEO who lied about having a Harvard degree.

To most people, it seems absurd that someone would lie about having a Harvard degree and presume to get away with it. What is more surprising is that these public company executives have invariably been vetted by other background check firms, executive search firms, law firms, and journalists. Repetition of the misrepresented Harvard degree adds to the credibility of the lie over time. Certainly, others have checked this out, and the thinking goes. Our clients rely on our detailed and thorough checks to spot omissions and misrepresentations like a Harvard lie.

Our business is built upon the referrals of our satisfied clients.

“DDC’s clients include Fortune 500 companies, family offices, investor groups, hedge funds, law firms, and accounting firms.”

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