Founder and President, Connie Belshe, began her career as a Paralegal and Investigator in 1990, assisting criminal defense attorneys as well as trial attorneys in civil litigation matters. This included legal research, drafting and filing legal documents, in-depth interviewing, investigating criminal cases and crime scenes, conducting background checks on plaintiffs, defendants, victims, witnesses and expert witnesses, preparing deposition and transcript summaries, review and analysis of discovery documentation, interrogation and audio and videotape recordings, preparing settlement packages, conducting jury observations during jury selection and trial as well as juror interviews following trial proceedings.
The majority of Connie’s day was spent inside courthouses across the State of Ohio, conducting research and gathering information. While conducting such research, Connie learned of the vast amount of employers in need of knowledgeable researchers pertaining to criminal law and procedures as well as the judicial system, to assist in conducting pre-employment criminal background checks. As a result, Connie began offering her knowledge, experience and expertise to local employers in 1999.
Initially, Connie conducted criminal record checks by physically visiting the Municipal and Common Pleas Courts in six (6) counties daily in the Central Ohio area, as well as the US Federal District Court. In an effort to service employers’ needs on a national level, Connie established a network of experienced court research specialists across the country.
In 2000, the company expanded by offering additional pre-employment services including social security number verifications, address histories, employment verifications, professional reference interviews, education and credential verifications, professional license verifications, driving histories, credit histories and drug screenings, providing a one-stop shop for all our clients.
In 2002, the company initiated one of the most innovative online ordering and tracking systems in the industry, Screenpointe Online. This technology proved to be beneficial for both the company and our clients. The innovation enabled Screenpointe to provide faster results via real time communication with our court research specialists in the field and better manage each client’s account and protocols. It also offered clients the ability to place orders online, obtain real time status reports with detailed notes, provide secure electronic storage of sensitive and confidential data, and allow instant access to valuable management reports. It also dramatically reduced time and cost associated by eliminating paper with the prior fax communication method.
In 2003, the company received certification for its 100% woman owned business through the Womens Business Enterprise Council. Certification No. Screenpointe
In that same year, the company became a founding member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners.
Through the years, the company has been committed to providing comprehensive and qualitative screening services, while further expanding our services and technology.
Today, Screenpointe continues to be recognized as an expert and leader in the screening industry, assisting employers with all their screening needs on a local, statewide, national and international level. We continue in our commitment to establish successful, longstanding partnerships with our clients and in promoting a safer environment for all.