America Back to Work Ep 19: The S2Verify Founders

The S2Verify Story: The Background On a Background Screening Company

Bill Whitford, Jim Zimbardi, and Arnette Heintze have been in the background screening and security risk management business since the days it first became essential in human resources. They offered their expertise during both Reagan’s drug testing law and 9/11—two of the country’s biggest catalysts for the need to screen.

Bill, Jim, and Arnette, the founders of S2Verify, sit down on the podcast this week to give listeners an inside look into who they are, where they came from, their experience in background screening and security risk management, and how it all led to S2Verify. Don’t miss this compelling episode.

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S2Verify is one of the leading, privately held, pre-employment background screening companies in the United States. 

Arnette Heintze is co-founder and chief strategy officer at S2Verify. Before establishing S2Verify, Arnette spent more than three decades working at the highest levels of federal, state, and local law enforcement. 

He served more than 20 years in the United States Secret Service as a special agent and senior executive,—oØ where he planned, designed, and implemented security strategies to protect U.S. Presidents, world leaders, events of national significance, and our nation’s most sensitive assets, including financial infrastructure.  

After retiring from the Secret Service, Arnette focused on building the growth and performance of innovative start-ups and SMBs. In 2004, he established Hillard Heintze, a globally recognized strategic security risk management and investigations firm.

In 2009, along with Bill Whitford and Jim Zimbardi, Arnette established S2 Verify with an approach and methodology that delivers fast, accurate, compliant, and affordable background screening insights crucial to better managing insider risks, threats, and vulnerabilities.  

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