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Santoni Team

Tim Santoni

Tim Santoni

President / CEO

Tim is passionate about risk mitigation with keen understanding of strategies to help businesses strengthen culture while limiting exposure to fraud, theft, embezzlement, Workers' comp claims and litigation. He understands compliance and legal requirements that impact how businesses operate and enjoys creating creative background screening solutions to meet the specific needs of the client. He is a creative problem solver, always looking to improve processes and efficiencies through creative use of technology. Tim is a Licensed Private Investigator (CA PI 24829) and is active member of PBSA (Professional Background Screeners of America). He is also an Expert Witness.

Nichole Dennis

Nichole Dennis

Director of Sales

Nichole began her career in the background screening industry in 2013. Now the Director of Sales with Santoni, Nichole has served in various positions in the industry and has a working knowledge of background screening products, compliance and other services used by employers to mitigate risk in the hiring process. Prior to the background industry, she spent eight (8) years in Fundraising and Marketing for Easter Seals. Nichole holds her Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs from Indiana University.

Domonique Hughes

Domonique Hughes

Client Care Specialist / Screening Consultant

Domonique is one of our First Impressions Officers. She is one of the first team members that all clients, applicants and partners will interact with. She has experience in the background screening industry in both client relations and research. She is passionate about improving the applicant experience and supporting clients through the entire background screening process.

Melissa Macare

Melissa Macare

VP of Operations

Melissa is the lead operation resource to clients, partners and team members. She ensures that the day-to-day operations in the background screening division run smoothly. She handles account setups, vendor relations, analytics and financial reporting. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.

Windy Nelson

Windy Nelson

Background Screening Consultant

Windy brings insight and perspectives to the screening team at Santoni. She will be supporting new clients in the on-boarding process as well as conducting research and verifications. She has her FCRA Basic Certification & FCRA Advanced Certifications with the PBSA.

Becky Palmer

Becky Palmer

Senior Solutions Engineer

Becky has a passion for engineering solutions to meet the needs of background screening clients. In an era of customization Becky's attention to detail allows her to simplify the solutions to improve the screening process for the applicants, clients and researchers.

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Mary Espinoza

Background Screening Consultant

Mary is an experienced background screening consultant and has extensive research skills. She has researched and reviewed criminal cases in courthouses throughout the US. Mary is also experienced in handling verifications and reference checks.




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The Mission... Risk Mitigation

Santoni Background Screening was launched to help businesses mitigate risk. Period.

Our team has seen how businesses are impacted when their employees, suppliers, distributors, contractors and extended workforces are not vetted properly. Theft, fraud, litigation, counterfeiting and embezzlement are just a few things that we believe can be mitigated.

We understand this first hand, as our investigations division works with clients after the fact to uncover the damages.



California BSIS:  PI 12689

FCRA Certified




In business for over 25 years