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About Bay Area Background Checks


Bay Area Background Checks specializes in nationwide pre-employment background checks and drug screening custom tailored to your businesses needs and budget.

We simplify the hiring process with a user friendly web-based interface, integration with industry leading applicant tracking and onboarding platforms, on-line application forms with your company branding, electronic delivery and e-sign of consent forms and real-time access to results. Along with our affordable pricing Bay Area Background Checks is the best choice for companies of all sizes.

As private investigators our team can also assist with hostile terminations, suspicion of wrong doing investigations and EEOC & FEHA complaints. Along with our nationwide network, we are where you are.


Our Mission


At Bay Area Background Checks, we are committed to delivering the best customer service and applicant experience available. With our 100 percent U.S. based customer support, you can be assured of quality assistance every time you call or chat with us on-line.

As a member of the National Association of Professional Background screeners (NAPBS)  we are committed to providing accurate and compliant pre-employment screening. We accomplish this by working with a nationwide network of screened, insured and experienced court researchers to ensure that all of our background checks are performed thoroughly and quickly.

We utilize the industries best background screening technology and are always adding or improving features. With our online applications and applicant tracking interfaces, you and your candidates are sure to have the best user experience possible.

From small businesses to corporate accounts, we have the solution that’s right for you!

Krista Sewell

Krista Sewell


Founder and CEO, Krista Sewell, is a California licensed Private Investigator, #28600 with over 20 years of experience in investigations. Her past experience included corporate claims investigations and workers’ compensation fraud investigations. For the past 7 years, she has focused on  pre-employment background checks.

She is dedicated to providing clients both small and large with the best screening solutions possible while keeping costs within budget.

“We are more than a background screening company. We are a private investigations firm that provides a complete suite of services. From pre-employment screening to hostile termination security, we have you covered.”