CEO & Founder
Kevin G. Connell is a renowned professional background screening expert, who is recognized for his expertise on negligent hiring, embezzlement, employee theft, and resume fraud in the workplace. Connell has spoken at numerous business, security & human resources conferences, including twice providing testimony before the Florida Supreme Court. He is widely quoted, has had several articles published in magazines, has been featured on television, including Fox News and ABC News, and has been interviewed on more than 127 live talk radio programs.
Kevin served for over 11 years on the adjunct faculty of the University of South Florida USF (1998-2008), where he taught the course “Effective Employee Screening”. His “Hiring Right From the Start” seminar educates human resource professionals on pre-employment screening techniques and makes them knowledgeable about how companies may legally obtain the information they need to make informed hiring decisions. Mr. Connell’s expertise extends to the development of policies and procedures, assuring a more productive and safer workplace.
Mr. Connell has an enduring passion for getting the message out to employers before they hire the wrong people for their companies. Working tirelessly for this cause, he is the perfect speaker for guiding those who hire employees. Just call or click on the “Contact Us” link at the top of the page and tell us of your interest.
AccuScreen Inc. Founder and CEO
Mr. Connell is Founder and CEO of AccuScreen, Inc., and is responsible for the overall growth, development, and management of the organization. The company was founded on his belief that corporations and governmental organizations are in dire need of accurate employment screening and cost containment programs, especially in light of the ever escalating costs of negligent hiring lawsuits, employee theft and workers compensation fraud. AccuScreen, Inc. specializes in pre-employment background screening and drug testing services.
Mr. Connell is a former Director of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), serving on the board from 2003-2005. NAPBS exists to promote ethical business practices, promote compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and foster awareness of issues related to consumer protection and privacy rights within the background screening industry. The association provides relevant programs and training aimed at empowering members to better serve clients and to maintain standards of excellence in the background screening industry.
Kevin received his Bachelors Degree in Economics Management from Ohio Wesleyan University, graduating Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He was a First-Team selection to GTE’s Academic All-American Football Team. After graduation, the Procter and Gamble Company employed Mr. Connell as a Regional Manager, where he worked in both the Food Service and Commercial Products Division. At P&G, he won the prestigious Five-Star Award three consecutive years. This National Award recognizes Procter and Gambles Top Sales Managers throughout North America.
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
National Speakers Association
Society for Human Resource Management
National Association of Professional Background Screeners
Better Business Bureau
Procter & Gamble Alumni