Background Investigations

Researching the backgrounds and credentials of foreign and domestic organizations and individuals to empower you to make sound business decisions.

From the team who wrote the seminal books, Guide to Online Due Diligence Investigations and Business Background Investigations …

With over twenty-five years of global experience checking credentials and vetting the backgrounds of foreign and domestic organizations and persons, Hetherington Group conducts background investigations unique to your needs. With hyper-focus and scientific precision, our seasoned professional analysts scour over 190 million foreign and domestic consumer records to empower you to remain risk averse and keep safe what’s most important to you.

Hg’s experts excel at uncovering information on domestic and foreign small businesses, corporations, principals and products. Information discovered during our background investigations—financial, legal, and reputational—helps you understand the people you’re hiring and bringing into your world as well as organizations of interest.

Hg’s Commitment & Approach

We believe successful partnerships are built on honesty. We craft our background investigations on the needs of our clients. Our open and transparent investigations enable you to make sound business decisions based on a comprehensive understanding of your subject’s credit history, reputation, financial stability, credentials, and compliance.

We bring peace of mind. Whether you’re identifying a silent partner or business ownership or question the credentials of a potential hire, there’s no better way to make a critical decision than knowing you’ve received a thorough and accurate background report from a trusted and proven investigation firm.

Our Phased Approach puts control in your hands. As a background investigative firm, we scrutinize and examine the history of individuals and organizations, with the aim of uncovering all the information you need most to make sound decisions.

In Phase One, our investigators work with you to understand your specific needs and then get to work researching and analyzing preliminary background data across a variety of platforms, including non-traditional Internet resources, social platforms, government databases, public records. We summarize our findings in a report, and, if the data is sufficient, our work is done.

If, however, our initial investigation reveals the need for a deeper dive, you have the option to move onto Phase Two. In our boots-on-the ground stage, our expert analysts will go onsite, conduct live interviews, contact references, and send court retrievers to compile data wherever the person lived or worked.

We deliver a background report to empower you to make sound decisions. At the conclusion of each project, we will deliver a report with Key Findings and Recommended Next Steps that summarize the vital issues pertaining to the subject of our investigation. The core material of the report will be the substantiating documentation discovered during the course of our research and analysis.