GIS Expands Industry Presence with Acquisition of BackTrack

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GIS Expands Industry Presence with Acquisition of BackTrack

Chapin, S.C. – General Information Services (GIS), one of the leading providers of background screening and talent acquisition services, today announced it has completed the acquisition of BackTrack Inc., an industry-leading background screening provider.

BackTrack offers a full suite of employment screening services and has grown steadily since its founding in 1994, serving a diversified, nationwide customer base. BackTrack’s deep experience with clients in the healthcare and manufacturing industries will allow GIS to quickly expand its capabilities and customer relationships in these sectors. The acquisition underscores GIS’ focus on developing a robust platform for its client base, through both organic growth and acquisitions.

“BackTrack presents a compelling opportunity for GIS to further diversify our clients in key industries and geographies,” said Guy Abramo, CEO of GIS. “Their product offerings, operations and exceptional customer service make BackTrack an ideal match for GIS.”

Both GIS and BackTrack are NAPBS-accredited employment background screening companies who hold quality and customer service as paramount. GIS and BackTrack’s dedicated customer service, flexibility to give clients precisely what they expect, and their fulfillment of all U.S. background screening services in the U.S. are just a few of many key areas where the two organizations are in alignment.

“We are thrilled to join the GIS team. Our clients could not be in better hands with GIS,” said Bob Gandee, President and Founder of BackTrack. “GIS will bring its deep experience spanning over half a century in this space to create innovative solutions for our customers, while providing the same industry-leading quality and customer enthusiasm our clients have grown to expect.”

Scotty Williams, GIS Vice President of Strategy and Development added, “As one of the nation’s oldest and largest background screening providers, we are continually looking for innovative solutions to help companies hire better employees, bring on better volunteers, and engage better contractors. This acquisition demonstrates our commitment to continue growing as a firm by exploring opportunities to enhance our offering and expand our industry specialization while investing in our existing services and customer experience. We are excited to start working with BackTrack customers.”

About GIS (General Information Services):

For more than 50 years, GIS has been helping companies mitigate risk and hire smarter. As an NAPBS-accredited employment background screening company, GIS provides best-in-class screening services (including comprehensive national and international background check solutions and industry-specific services) to thousands of companies worldwide. For more information about GIS and its products or services, visit

About BackTrack, Inc.:

BackTrack, founded in 1994, is an NAPBS-accredited background screening provider based in Mentor, Ohio and serves many Fortune 500 companies. Through strategic partnerships we also provide excellent drug testing, assessment testing and exit interviewing to over 2,000 clients. Besides receiving many local business awards they are an Inc. 500 Fastest-Growing Private Company. To learn more about BackTrack please visit

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