Team

"Teamwork makes the dream work." - Anonymous

managing member & HR consultant

Dr. Patrick K. Collard

Dr. Collard and his business partner founded the company in 1991. He has been a trusted, evidence-based HR practitioner and background check Subject Matter Expert (SME) for over 30 years. Dr. Collard’s responsibilities include quality assurance, compliance, human resources, and client relations.

He enjoys weightlifting, swimming, movies, sartorial styles, horology, and dining at San Diego restaurants.

member & controller

amy A. Schmidt, MST, CPA

Ms. Schmidt and her business partner founded the company in 1991. She is responsible for client accounts, company financials, budgeting, and forecasting.

She enjoys festivals, bicycling, tennis, DIY home projects, and gardening.

research manager & sr. researcher

Jodie Rivera

Ms. Rivera has been with the company since 2007. She is responsible for our Research Network and performing key in-house searches for our top clients.

She enjoys her dogs, swimming pool, and traveling to her daughter’s NCAA volleyball competitions.

drug screening expediter & sr. researcher

Louree Burriss-Yap

Ms. Burriss-Yap has been with the company since 2012. She is responsible for expediting our client’s drug screening and performing specific in-house searches for our top clients.

She enjoys traveling, going to Padre games, and reading.

administrative assistant

Joelle L. Garfinkel

Ms. Garfinkel has been with the company since 2000. She is responsible for our company’s administration, onboarding new clients, and client relations.

She enjoys cooking, yoga, healthy eating, and wine.

virtual client success manager

Sonia

Like Cher, Madonna, and Beyoncé, our virtual client success manager, Sonia, only needs one name. Sonia is a tireless member of our team. She helps with our YouTube channel and website.

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