Sandra James Featured in MBE Magazine’s 30th Anniversary Edition Cover Story

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Minority Business Entrepreneur magazine, the coveted journal for minority and women owned enterprises, selected Private Eyes founder Sandra James as its cover story feature for its special 30th Anniversary edition. The story details James’ entrepreneurial journey from creating Private Eyes Inc. to its growth into a multi-million dollar business.

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James began humble with her first venture - Residential Mortgage Credit Reporting (RMCR) – with just one employee and $10,000. She recalls her pursuit of expanding RMCR’s capacities in 1998, she developed the cornerstone for Private Eyes. From 2003 to 2006, Private Eyes grew by 364.4% and bagged top notch business contracts from leading brands such as Coca Cola, Intercontinental Hotels and Unisource Worldwide. During the U.S. economic recession Private Eyes adopted a business model that not only helped it thrive during the economic downturn, but actually reach new heights.

In 2010, James added another division to the company,, which provides verification of 4506-T IRS transcripts to banks and lending institutions. ‘Accuracy’ and ‘Customer Service with Human Touch’ are two industry differentiators that helped Private Eyes grow even in the worst period of economic turmoil. PEI boasts of less than 1% dispute rate among thousands of background checks it undertakes every month. In James’s own words, “Everything that we get from our researchers, we re-verify to make sure that the information is accurate”.

James actively participates in business advocacy organizations and since the foundation of Private Eyes, she has received numerous awards and accolades, including the revered ‘2009 WBENC Women’s Business Enterprise Star Award’. She is truly an inspiration not just for women entrepreneurs but for all those who are trying to tread on unbeaten paths of success.

Read her full cover story here.

About Private Eyes Inc.
Founded in 1999, Private Eyes Inc. is headquartered in Walnut Creek, California. Private Eyes is a leading name in providing comprehensive pre-employment screening services. PEI is industry renowned for delivering fast, accurate, and thorough results with less than 1% dispute rate.

A technology and service leader in the tax verification field, supports banks, mortgage bankers, and legal firms in their efforts to process 4506-T forms from the IRS. They are an authorized bulk vendor of the IRS, processing thousands of requests each month.

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