A veteran screening and risk management professional, Jason Morris founded Cleveland, Ohio-based EmployeeScreenIQ in 1999 and served as the company’s President and Chief Operating Officer until November of 2015 when EmployeeScreenIQ was acquired by Sterling Talent Solutions. Morris currently serves as Sterling Talent Solutions’s Sr. Vice President of Client Success where he helps clients improve their screening program and is also part of the Sterling M&A team. Under his leadership, EmployeeScreenIQ become a global leader in employment screening serving mid- and large-cap organizations throughout the world, including those in North and South America, Europe and East Asia. Morris helped to create a culture at the corporate headquarters second to few in the Cleveland area. With over 100 employees when acquired, EmployeeScreenIQ won numerous awards including the prestigious WeatherHead 100 for high growth companies in NorthEast Ohio over 6 years in a row. EmployeeScreenIQ is also a founding member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS).
Morris frequently serves as an expert witness on the topics of background checks, employment screening, and FCRA. He is also a licensed private investigator in the states of Ohio, Illinois, New Jersey, Texas, Arizona, and Nevada. He has made public testimony on behalf of Transportation Network Companies (TNC’s) in several jurisdictions for Lyft and Uber.
Prior to founding EmployeeScreenIQ, Morris served as vice president of operations for a Cleveland, OH private investigation company. He has also held management and investigative positions with two other security organizations located in the greater Cleveland area.
Industry Thought Leader
Morris is a frequent and highly-rated speaker delivering captivating, interactive discussions on background checks, global screening, recruitment, and staffing. He educates audiences in best practice initiatives as they relate to organizational employment screening programs.
Morris is a former chairman of the NAPBS and has consulted with federal agencies including the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the US Department of Justice. He has been quoted widely in numerous business and industry publications including The Wall Street Journal, MSNBC.com, USA Today, New York Times, and TV and radio interviews. He has also been included on Cleveland Crain’s Business “40 Under 40 List” for innovation in the workplace.
Philanthropy & Personal Life
Active in community and philanthropic causes, he is a past president of the American Cancer Society Cuyahoga County Unit Board. In addition, he is a former board member of Big Brothers/Big Sisters Association of Cleveland and Make a Wish Foundation. In 2006, Morris served as the Revenue Chairman for the March of Dimes.
Morris is a criminal justice studies graduate of Kent State University.
Morris lives in Cleveland, Ohio with his wife, two girls and two dogs. He is a big music fan and enjoys frequently attending both music festivals and live concerts.