The Alliance is pleased to offer its members, special discounts through the Affinity Program.
1stWEST – Background Investigations for the Corporate Finance Industry
1stWEST Financial Corporation, an Alliance Affinity Partner, is a national and international background investigations firm serving the corporate finance industry. 1stWEST extends to Alliance members a 15% discount off the standard top-shelf pricing for its Risk Profile ReportsTM.
The Risk Profile Report provides an extensive background investigation of prospect companies and/or their principals as a part of the SBIC's due-diligence process. This assists clients in determining if all parties to a transaction are, by background, as they represent themselves. Included in a Standard Risk Profile Report is a verification or presentation of the following public record information of a Prospect: Verification of Information Provided by the Prospect; A Listing of Business Affiliations; National and International Media Searches; Civil Litigation History, Criminal Litigation History, Judgment, Tax Lien, and Bankruptcy Histories; Real Property Holdings; and UCC Filings; OFAC List Search and a Credit Report (with an executed "Release” signed by the subject). The Expanded Risk Profile Report includes the following additional features: Reference Verification; Education and Certification Verification; Employment and Professional Résumé Verification and an SEC and FINRA Search for any history of regulatory infractions and/or disciplinary actions.
1stWEST is managed by Jerry Oldham, CEO, and Debbie Allbritten, President, who co-founded the company in 1991. As a former senior lending officer of a regional Denver bank and senior credit officer of a large national bank-owned mortgage company, Jerry has a wide-ranging senior management background in banking and corporate and real estate finance. He often is hired as an expert in litigation involving banking and lending practices' matters, serves on the Board of Governors of, and as Campaign Chair for, the Commercial Finance Association Education Foundation and is on the faculty of the CFA's Fraud Awareness Workshop. Jerry's articles regarding lending practices and due-diligence frequently are published by industry trade journals such as The Secured Lender Magazine, The ABF Journal and Financier Worldwide Magazine. Debbie has extensive senior management experience in banking, corporate finance, mortgage banking, title insurance, and fraud examination, including assignments for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation (FSLIC), and the Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC).
1stWEST's initial work was performed for FSLIC and RTC, providing asset searches to assist in the collection of loan defaults and judgment debt via its Asset Recovery ReportTM. The Asset Recovery Report continues to offer a comprehensive asset search investigation to assist 1stWEST's clients in the collection or restructure of portfolio loans by detailing background information about the ownership of assets of the borrower, related entities and guarantors and co-makers.
For additional information about 1stWEST or its products and services, please contact Jerry Oldham
at (866) 670-3443 or Debbie Allbritten at (800) 411-6975 or visit the firm's website at www.1stWEST.com