About McAward - Cusanelli Associates
Founded in 1966 by former FBI agent Jeremiah P. McAward in New York City, the firm has built a large national and international clientele, largely by word-of-mouth advertising. Our firm specializes in background investigations for the Human Resource professional, to assist them in their search for qualified employees. While specializing in pre-employment investigations, we also conduct due-diligence, asset searches and missing shareholder matters.
Craig J. Cusanelli, LPI and Chief Investigator, has been with the firm since 1999, earning his degree from the City University of New York. Mr. Cusanelli oversees all areas of operations and investigations, with a speciality for background checks and executive armed security.
Prevent the risks of a wrong hire by utilizing the company that has been described by a former high-ranking FBI executive as providing "the most comprehensive report available to industry." The content, accuracy and depth of detail we provide on prospective hires has become the standard for the industry.
Using our methods of judicious questioning, we can elicit third-party information with a much higher degree of veracity than other forms of verification. We can obtain information faster and more efficiently than any of our competitors.
We differ from other firms in the field in several important areas: We have no contracts with our clients and there are no minimum report requirements. Clients order what they need, when they need it, and control the cost, too.
- We have a 99% client retention rate.
- We are integrated with Courts, Credit Agencies, and Motor Vehicle Departments Nationwide.
- We are fully compliant with the Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Drivers Privacy Protection Act (DPPA) and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) and abide by all State and Federal laws.
- We are always fair to the candidate, and observe rules of evidence to confirm serious discrepancies or allegations.