For 25 years, Barry Nadell has been an established industry expert on the legal issues surrounding employment background screening and speaks nationally on the subject.  In 1994, Mr. Nadell founded InfoLink Screening Services, a leading provider of background screening services, and served as the company’s president until its March 2006 acquisition by Kroll, at the time the largest risk mitigation company in the world. On December 31, 2007, Mr. Nadell retired from Kroll as the senior vice president of the Background Screening division.

Mr. Nadell has been an industry advocate in both Washington D.C. and his home state of California regarding background screening legislation having been personally involved in the writing and testifying on laws that impact background screening. He also participated on the committee for ASIS in producing their Pre-employment Background Screening Guidelines and was on the committee to update the Guidelines for 2008.

Mr. Nadell is a founding member and served on the board of directors of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), for four years until April 2008, where he was co-chairman of the board in 2006. Mr. Nadell is a licensed private investigator in California and has been an associate member of the American, California State, and Los Angeles Bar Associations, specializing in labor and employment issues. He is the author of “Sleuthing 101: Background Checks and the Law, the leading book solely dedicated to the subject of background screening and the laws that govern the industry. He has written numerous articles, been quoted in various publications, appeared on television including “The Bloomberg Report‿and “ABC News, and been interviewed on more than 175 live talk radio programs. Finally he was an Editorial Advisory Board Member for Recruiting Trends Magazine published by Kennedy Information.

Professional Experience

Background Screening Expertise. Barry has been a featured speaker on the topics of employment background screening and employment eligibility verification at several national conventions for professional organizations such as the Society for Human Resources Management, National Human Resource Association, Professionals in Human Resources Association, American Society for Industrial Security, the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals, and others. He has received countless accolades for his unparalleled knowledge of crucial screening issues like the Fair Credit Reporting Act and state laws and in 2004 he was honored with the “Excellence in Human Resources‿ award by the Professionals in Human Resources Association (, the largest SHRM affiliate.

Industry Advocacy. In addition to his advocacy work in the U.S. capital, Barry assisted the California Legislature in amending legislation (AB655) which affected how employers can protect consumers from identity theft while simultaneously safeguarding themselves and others when requesting pre-employment background checks.