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First Advantage Honored As Bronze Stevie Award Winner In 2017 American Business Awards℠

ATLANTA –  First Advantage, a portfolio holding of Symphony Technology Group and the world’s largest background screening firm, today announced it was named a winner of a bronze Stevie® Award for Company of the Year in the Business and Professional Services category for large companies.
More than 3,600 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration in a wide range of categories in the 15th annual American Business Awards.

“It’s truly an honor to be presented with this award,” said First Advantage CEO Scott Staples, who joined the organization earlier in 2017. “It’s a testament to those who worked and continue to work so hard to contribute to the success that led us here.”

The judges who selected First Advantage as a winner had similar praise. “It seems 2016 was a key year, developing and launching new initiatives. Well done,” congratulated one. Another noted that “each hire is key to the success of the organization—reinforcing hiring decisions with accurate intelligence is tremendously valuable,” while a third was highly impressed by First Advantage’s 55 million background screens per year and ability to set up accounts in less than 72 hours.

“Each year the judges find the quality and variety of the nominations to be greater than the year before. The 2017 competition was intense and every organization that has won should be proud,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.

About The Stevie Awards 
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at

About First Advantage 
First Advantage provides comprehensive background screening, identity and information solutions that give employers and housing providers access to actionable information that results in faster, more accurate people decisions. With an advanced global technology platform and superior customer service delivered by experts who understand local markets, First Advantage helps customers around the world build fully scalable, configurable screening programs that meet their unique needs. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA., First Advantage has offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. More information about First Advantage can be accessed at

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