Executive Management

Raymond Conrad - Owner and Chief Executive Officer

Ray has been with GIS since its founding in 1966 and purchased the company in 1996. In the years since, through Ray's vision and leadership GIS has attained rapid growth and numerous company awards. Ray has been recognized as Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year 2007 Carolinas, and was a finalist for the National Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Albert Bueno - President

Albert's career includes executive positions in operations, sales, and marketing for major contract security firms and background screening companies. His diverse work history includes corporate investigations and security systems analysis. With GIS since 2003, Albert has been in the background screening industry since 1986 and has more than 30 years of experience in the security industry. Since 1987, Albert has been a member of the American Society for Industrial Security.

Sharon Mann - Chief Financial Officer

With GIS since 2000, Sharon works to streamline costs and maintain the most competitive pricing. She manages all financial, banking and insurance relationships and all related reporting requirements for the company. Sharon, a CPA, has shown great skill and professionalism throughout her career, resulting in her being awarded the Jefferson Award from the American Institute for Public Service and being honored as an Outstanding Member in Business and Industry by the South Carolina Association of CPAs (SCACPA).

David Bartley - Executive Vice President

David has been with GIS since 1986. In that time, he has served in many roles, from Investigative Reporter to Operations Manager to Vice President of Operations and finally Executive Vice President, truly rising through the ranks and becoming familiar with GIS' products and processes along the way. In his current position, David is integral in the selling process, lending his considerable skills to contract negotiations, national account implementation and relationship management in support of GIS' business development efforts.

Chris Lemens - Executive Vice President & General Counsel

Chris began representing software and internet companies as in-house counsel in 1995. With GIS since 2007, Chris manages all legal affairs for the company. In this role, he regularly provides insight to GIS clients into legal issues related to their use of background reports, including issues under consumer reporting laws and under equal employment opportunity laws. Chris is licensed to practice law in the State of Texas.

Joe Kurta - Executive Vice President, Business Services

Joe joined GIS in 2013 after serving the previous 9 years as Vice President of Sales for eScreen drug and alcohol employment screening solutions, GIS' drug screening partner. In his current position as Executive Vice President of Business Services, Joe takes his extensive experience in selling and marketing employment screening solutions to provide GIS' entire sales staff and clients with reliable guidance and advice.

Lori Webb - Senior Vice President, Operations & Compliance

Lori has been working in the background screening and security industries since 1985, with extensive experience in public records retrieval and interpretation, credentialing, and systems delivery. Her professional seasoning extends to numerous compliance-mandated industries with a focus on project management and operational administration as primary areas of her specialization. With GIS since 2003, Lori is presently responsible for all aspects of GIS' background screening operations, playing an instrumental role in the company's business and growth strategies.

Brad Carlson – Senior Vice President, Sales

With GIS since 2011, Brad has over 30 years of active sales experience and has vast experience in the background screening industry, having worked at a variety of major background screening companies. In his role as Senior Vice President of Sales for GIS, Brad oversees the sales team, providing insight and guidance on how to approach prospects and clients. He is also responsible for improving our fingerprinting capabilities, taking our capabilities above and beyond the high standard we maintain today.

Nate Gabelman – Senior Vice President, Sales & Strategic Partnerships

In sales since 1999, Nate has been helping GIS grow and thrive since 2002. In his position as Senior Vice President of Sales and Strategic Partnerships, Nate has focused on developing partnerships with companies that provide intrinsic value to our clients and that provide services that meet our strict quality standards. Nate’s unique vision and focus has been instrumental in augmenting GIS’ solutions and services to fully meet our clients’ needs.

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Executive Management

Raymond Conrad - Owner and Chief Executive Officer

Ray has been with GIS since its founding in 1966 and purchased the company in 1996. In the years since, through Ray's vision and leadership GIS has attained rapid growth and numerous company awards. Ray has been recognized as Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year 2007 Carolinas, and was a finalist for the National Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Albert Bueno - President

Albert's career includes executive positions in operations, sales, and marketing for major contract security firms and background screening companies. His diverse work history includes corporate investigations and security systems analysis. With GIS since 2003, Albert has been in the background screening industry since 1986 and has more than 30 years of experience in the security industry. Since 1987, Albert has been a member of the American Society for Industrial Security.

Sharon Mann - Chief Financial Officer

With GIS since 2000, Sharon works to streamline costs and maintain the most competitive pricing. She manages all financial, banking and insurance relationships and all related reporting requirements for the company. Sharon, a CPA, has shown great skill and professionalism throughout her career, resulting in her being awarded the Jefferson Award from the American Institute for Public Service and being honored as an Outstanding Member in Business and Industry by the South Carolina Association of CPAs (SCACPA).

David Bartley - Executive Vice President

David has been with GIS since 1986. In that time, he has served in many roles, from Investigative Reporter to Operations Manager to Vice President of Operations and finally Executive Vice President, truly rising through the ranks and becoming familiar with GIS' products and processes along the way. In his current position, David is integral in the selling process, lending his considerable skills to contract negotiations, national account implementation and relationship management in support of GIS' business development efforts.

Chris Lemens - Executive Vice President & General Counsel

Chris began representing software and internet companies as in-house counsel in 1995. With GIS since 2007, Chris manages all legal affairs for the company. In this role, he regularly provides insight to GIS clients into legal issues related to their use of background reports, including issues under consumer reporting laws and under equal employment opportunity laws. Chris is licensed to practice law in the State of Texas.

Joe Kurta - Executive Vice President, Business Services

Joe joined GIS in 2013 after serving the previous 9 years as Vice President of Sales for eScreen drug and alcohol employment screening solutions, GIS' drug screening partner. In his current position as Executive Vice President of Business Services, Joe takes his extensive experience in selling and marketing employment screening solutions to provide GIS' entire sales staff and clients with reliable guidance and advice.

Lori Webb - Senior Vice President, Operations & Compliance

Lori has been working in the background screening and security industries since 1985, with extensive experience in public records retrieval and interpretation, credentialing, and systems delivery. Her professional seasoning extends to numerous compliance-mandated industries with a focus on project management and operational administration as primary areas of her specialization. With GIS since 2003, Lori is presently responsible for all aspects of GIS' background screening operations, playing an instrumental role in the company's business and growth strategies.

Brad Carlson – Senior Vice President, Sales

With GIS since 2011, Brad has over 30 years of active sales experience and has vast experience in the background screening industry, having worked at a variety of major background screening companies. In his role as Senior Vice President of Sales for GIS, Brad oversees the sales team, providing insight and guidance on how to approach prospects and clients. He is also responsible for improving our fingerprinting capabilities, taking our capabilities above and beyond the high standard we maintain today.

Nate Gabelman – Senior Vice President, Sales & Strategic Partnerships

In sales since 1999, Nate has been helping GIS grow and thrive since 2002. In his position as Senior Vice President of Sales and Strategic Partnerships, Nate has focused on developing partnerships with companies that provide intrinsic value to our clients and that provide services that meet our strict quality standards. Nate’s unique vision and focus has been instrumental in augmenting GIS’ solutions and services to fully meet our clients’ needs.

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Corporate Headquarters

917 Chapin Road

Post Office Box 353

Chapin SC 29036

Toll-free: 1-888-333-5696

Western Operations Center

12770 Coit Road Ste 1200

Dallas TX 75251

Toll-free: 1-800-447-0798

 

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What can we help you with?

GIS provides background screening services to many organizations. GIS does not make hiring decisions for our clients and is unable to comment on any of their hiring processes. Please note that if an employer notified you of any adverse findings in a background report GIS provided to them, you may have already received a copy of your report, a Summary of Your Rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act and had the opportunity to dispute the accuracy or completeness of any information contained in the report with GIS before the adverse action was taken. You also have the right to obtain an additional free copy of the report within 60 days of your receipt of that letter by contacting General Information Services at the address or phone number below or by filling out the contact form below to obtain a free copy.

NOTE: Please DO NOT provide personally identifiable information in our contact forms (such as a social security number or date of birth). Only provide what is requested in the form.

GIS Consumer Relations & Disputes Contact Information:

General Information Services (GIS)

PO Box 353

Chapin, SC 29036

Toll-free Phone: 1-866-265-4917

Toll-free Fax: 1-866-265-4921

 

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Request a FREE copy of a Background Check.

What can we help you with?

GIS provides background screening services to many organizations. GIS does not make hiring decisions for our clients and is unable to comment on any of their hiring processes. Please note that if an employer notified you of any adverse findings in a background report GIS provided to them, you may have already received a copy of your report, a Summary of Your Rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act and had the opportunity to dispute the accuracy or completeness of any information contained in the report with GIS before the adverse action was taken. You also have the right to obtain an additional free copy of the report within 60 days of your receipt of that letter by contacting General Information Services at the address or phone number below or by filling out the contact form below to obtain a free copy.

NOTE: Please DO NOT provide personally identifiable information in our contact forms (such as a social security number or date of birth). Only provide what is requested in the form.

GIS Consumer Relations & Disputes Contact Information:

General Information Services (GIS)

PO Box 353

Chapin, SC 29036

Toll-free Phone: 1-866-265-4917

Toll-free Fax: 1-866-265-4921

 

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