EmployeeScreenIQ's Background Screening Experts

Les Fishman, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Les serves as the company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, bringing over 40 years of experience from several different industries. His perspective has allowed him to set a vision for the company and guide the implementation of strategic initiatives. Les is also a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Ohio and the managing partner of Cleveland accounting firm, KPFF, LLC. He has advised a diverse portfolio of companies on issues related to operations, accounting, tax strategy, mergers & acquisitions, and succession planning. Prior to founding EmployeeScreenIQ, he was President of Freedom Airlines and Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Airborne Express.

Jason Morris, President & Chief Operating Officer


Jason founded EmployeeScreenIQ in 1999 and currently serves as the company’s President and Chief Operating Officer. Morris is a licensed private investigator in the states of OH, NJ, IL, AZ, TX and NV. With over 20 years of experience in employment background screening, Morris has served as an expert witness in the areas of background checks and the FCRA. Morris has also served as the 2005-2006 chairman of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), a long time board member  and remains an active member.

Morris is the former chairman of the Background Screening Credentialing Counsel (BSCC), overseeing the NAPBS accreditation process. As chairman of NAPBS, Morris has made frequent presentations to government agencies including members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. Morris has lobbied on behalf of the screening industry and has consulted with officials from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the US Department of Justice (DOJ).

Nick Fishman, Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer

Nick serves as the company’s Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer. Nick is currently a licensed private investigator in the states of Ohio and Texas. Nick oversees all of EmployeeScreenIQ’s marketing activities, including business development, lead generation, social media, media outreach, and brand building initiatives.

Nick is a frequent blogger on the IQ Blog and serves as a moderator on the Quick Takes video series. Nick is the chair of the social media sub-committee for the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) and has also served on the accreditation awareness committee in addition to co-chair of the public awareness committee.

Prior to his work with EmployeeScreenIQ, Nick helped Fortune 500 companies build their brands through sports sponsorships including the Olympics, the National Football League, NASCAR, and Major League Baseball.

Kevin Bachman, Senior Vice President of Operations

Kevin is responsible for creating strategy and setting long term goals to manage and optimize organizational workflow. Kevin ensures the company exceeds performance benchmarks by designing and implementing a robust set of analytics and metrics. As a member of the executive committee, he helps shape corporate strategy and sets the direction of key client initiatives.

With 13 years industry experience, Kevin is a member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), previously serving on the best practices committee and co-chairing the Litigation Avoidance sub-committee.

He frequently supports EmployeeScreenIQ’s educational efforts, authoring white papers, moderating webinars and educating clients on proper screening tools and background check programs.

Kevin holds a Bachelor’s in Communications and a Master’s in Communications Management from John Carroll University.

Angela Preston, Vice President of Compliance & General Counsel

Angela has more than 20 years of experience as a licensed attorney and 14 plus years in the background screening industry. She has extensive expertise in employment law, government affairs, compliance best practices, and policy initiatives. She serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), and is the board liaison to government relations. She is actively involved in the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and ASIS International.

Angela is a frequent speaker and educator to the industry, and is also a member of the Ohio State and Columbus Bar Associations. Angela has direct oversight and management of compliance programs, providing guidance in complex legal matters including state and federal legislation, EEO law, client education, adjudication, pre/adverse action process, NAPBS Accreditation, and client and vendor contract management. Angela’s participation on the leadership team allows the organization to expand its commitment to best practices and provides a greater level of legal expertise to the company, clients, and business partners.

Greg Schnitter, Director of Sales

Greg is responsible for leading business development efforts; monitoring pipeline activity; spearheading technology integration to streamline the sales process for CRM and sales and marketing automation; and collaborating closely with internal departments including marketing, client relations, production and compliance to maximize opportunities for the company’s continued growth.

Greg’s professional experience includes an 18-year career in sales/sales management in the information technology, pharmaceutical and biotech industries, where he earned numerous sales and leadership accolades. He brings a rich knowledge of account management, sales coaching, training, skills development and sales management to the EmployeeScreenIQ team. He is a graduate of the University of Dayton.

Andrew Cashman, General Manager of Operations

Andrew is responsible for supervising the daily operations of the public records, research, and applicant management departments. Andrew ensures that our operating departments reach target error rates and turnaround times in order to maximize success. Prior to joining EmployeeScreenIQ, Andrew served four years enlisted in active duty in the United States Air Force – Security Forces.

Since 2003, Andrew has worked to improve the quality and accuracy of criminal record results for clients. In addition to overseeing daily operations of production departments, Andrew works with the VP of Operations to identify and quickly resolve any issues. With a history of supervising the production of the public records department, Andrew is able to effectively communicate changes and new processes between operations to develop the highest quality product for clients.

Kelly Lucha, Director of Client Relations

Kelly is responsible for supervising and directing our award-winning Client Relations Department and sits on the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) Best Practices committee. She has designed background screening programs since 2004 for many clients in a wide range of industries, including multiple location implementations. Kelly utilizes in-depth knowledge of EmployeeScreenIQ’s products and programs to coordinate client account activities while providing the highest level of customer satisfaction.

Joel Cheesman, Director of Strategic Alliances

Joel has over 15 years of experience in the employment industry and joined EmployeeScreenIQ in 2014. He began his career with local and global online job sites such as JobOptions, CareerBoard and Jobing.com, which acquired his online marketing business in 2009.

Joel published an award-winning industry blog from 2005-09. He has been featured in well-recognized magazines like Fast Company, US News and World Report and BusinessWeek. He continues to speak at industry events, covering topics from search marketing, social media outreach strategies, and mobile recruitment.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Ball State University.

Dawn Shanklin, Director of Applicant Management

Dawn provides day-to-day leadership for the Applicant Management Department by offering direction, feedback, and training to team members to maximize performance. She is also responsible for managing computer system procedures uniformly and efficiently between production departments.

Dawn has been with EmployeeScreenIQ for nearly 10 years and has held several positions during her tenure with the company. She graduated from Cleveland State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and also earned a Master of Science in Administration of Justice & Security from the University of Phoenix.

Lauren Skrovan, Director of Human Resources

As Director of Human Resources at EmployeeScreenIQ, Lauren is responsible for the recruiting, hiring, and on-boarding of all new employees. With a background in HR consulting, Lauren brings a wealth of knowledge in a multitude of areas in human resources, including employee relations, benefits administration, talent acquisition, and staff development.

She also manages employee programs at EmployeeScreenIQ, including the employee appreciation program, which recognizes employees who exemplify EmployeeScreenIQ’s core values.

Lauren is a certified PHR and graduated with a Masters in Labor Relations and Human Resources from Cleveland State University.