May 13, 2018


A veteran screening and risk management professional, Jason Morris founded Cleveland-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 served as Sterling Talent Solutions’ SVP of Client Success and was a member of Sterling’s M&A team until October 2017.

Under Morris’ leadership, EmployeeScreenIQ become a global leader in employment screening. With over 100 employees when acquired, EmployeeScreenIQ won numerous awards, including the prestigious WeatherHead 100 for high growth companies in Northeast Ohio six years in a row. EmployeeScreenIQ was also a founding member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS).

Morris served as the Co-Chairman of NAPBS in 2005-2006, making frequent presentations to government agencies, including members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. He has also lobbied on behalf of the screening industry and has consulted with officials from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Department of Justice. Morris continues to be active in the organization today.

Morris frequently serves as an expert witness on the topics of background checks, employment screening, human resources and the FCRA. He is also a licensed private investigator in the states of Ohio, Illinois, New Jersey, Texas, Arizona and Nevada. He has also made public testimony on behalf of Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) in several jurisdictions on behalf of Lyft and Uber.

Active in community and philanthropic causes, Morris is a past president of the American Cancer Society Cuyahoga County Unit Board and former board member of both the Big Brothers/Big Sisters Association of Cleveland and Make-A-Wish Foundation. In addition, he is a past Revenue Chairman for the March of Dimes. Morris also sits on advisory and company boards and is involved in angel funding and investing in real estate, businesses and private equity.

Morris is a criminal justice studies graduate of Kent State University and currently lives in Cleveland, Ohio with his wife, two daughters and three dogs. He loves live music, golf, fly fishing and enjoying the outdoors with his family.