Employment Background Investigations CEO Selected by Baltimore's SmartCEO Magazine as a Smart100 CEO

Owings Mills, MD – December 28, 2011 – Employment Background Investigations, Inc (EBI), an industry innovator and leader in global background screening, drug testing and occupational healthcare solutions, recently announced that President and CEO Richard (Rick) Kurland has been named a 2011 “Smart100 CEO” by Baltimore SmartCEO magazine.  In the Baltimore SmartCEO Smart100 list that was published earlier this year, Mr. Kurland joins an elite group of only 99 other local leaders.  This highly competitive Smart100 Program recognizes companies and their CEOs who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, strategic vision, and character, providing them with the opportunity to help educate, motivate and inspire other decision-makers through their involvement with the program and magazine.

Mr. Kurland was truly honored to be among such an exclusive list of local leaders and recognized within the Smart CEO program.  Mr. Kurland added, “It gives me great pleasure to share both my challenges and leadership success experiences with other local business leaders.  I’m inspired and driven by the entire staff at EBI as they embrace my vision, passion and leadership style.  This cohesiveness is what continues to propel our firm as a global industry leader.”

The Smart100 book is a timeless resource for business leaders seeking inspiration from local successful CEOs.  SmartCEO is the only company producing a publication of this magnitude that features such a high-caliber and charismatic group of CEOs.  The 2011 Smart100 showcases the best of the best: 100 CEO’s with incredible business minds who have grown their companies to unrivaled levels of success in Greater Baltimore, according to Craig Burris, President of SmartCEO.

About Employment Background Investigations, Inc. (EBI)
EBI specializes in the development and implementation of background check programs for employment, contractors and volunteers.  With over 5,000 clients, EBI provides employee background checks in over 200 countries and territories worldwide.  EBI’s Web-based solutions for employment background screening, drug testing, occupational healthcare, electronic Form I-9, and other pre employment screening needs, help Human Resource Professionals minimize negligent hiring with cutting-edge due diligence and risk management tools.  For five consecutive years, EBI has been named as a top-provider of employment screening services in Workforce Management’s ‘Hot List’.  And in November 2011, EBI was ranked for the fifth year as one of the top background check companies on HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen list.  EBI’s innovative proprietary technology provides maximum data security and streamlines HR processes to take the work out of hiring.  EBI is a founding member and proud supporter of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) and is an accredited organization through the NAPBS Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC).  For more information, visit www.ebiinc.com.