Cisive CEO James Owens Wins “Gamechanger of the Year” 2021 Global Award by ACQ5

James Owens, CEO for global background screening and compliance solutions provider Cisive, earns top honors from corporate news leader ACQ5’s Gamechangers Global Awards 2021.

Cisive, a global provider of compliance-driven human capital management and risk management solutions, has been recognized by corporate news leader ACQ5 in the Gamechangers Global Awards 2021. Cisive’s President and CEO, James Owens, was named “Gamechanger of the Year” for the US Category.

The ACQ5 Gamechangers Global Awards celebrate achievement and innovation, recognizing organizations and individuals that have achieved outstanding commercial success in designated areas of expertise around the globe. Chosen by members of the industry itself, award winners are selected from more than 100,000 nominations. Nominees include industry leaders, teams, and firms who have had the greatest impact in their industry and represent the benchmark of achievement, professionalism, and best practices.

“It is an honor to be recognized as ‘Gamechanger of the Year’ by ACQ5,” said James Owens, President and CEO at Cisive. “Despite the challenges from the pandemic, Cisive seized on the opportunity to innovate and pave the path to a brighter future. As a founding member of the Velocity Network Foundation, Cisive is shaping the future of talent acquisition and screening by being at the forefront of disruptive innovation. As we take the lead on an exciting paradigm shift, Cisive remains committed to our mission to delivering the highest quality background screening solutions for employers across the globe.”

Cisive’s core onboarding and pre-employment background screening offering provides clients with a streamlined, high quality, and regulatory compliant solution. The company’s comprehensive services include background screening, vendor/contractor screening, executive screening, drug testing, fingerprinting, paperless onboarding, electronic Form I-9/E-Verify, and a suite of COVID-19 compliance solutions to help employers maintain a safe workplace.

In addition to being recognized in ACQ5’s Gamechangers Global Awards 2021, Cisive has recently been named by CIO Bulletin as one of the 5 Best Pre-Employment Screening Providers for 2021, as well as recognized by HRO Today in their 2020 Baker’s Dozen rankings of top Pre-Employment Screening Providers. For more information about Cisive’s suite of solutions, visit

About Cisive

Cisive is a global leader in compliance-driven human capital and risk management solutions, providing onboarding and pre-employment background screening solutions to address the complex challenges and needs of large enterprises with dedicated, in-country account management teams committed to customer satisfaction. Cisive is accredited by the Professional Background Screeners Association (PBSA) and was named for the fourth consecutive year by HRO Today to the 2020 Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction rankings of Top Pre-Employment Screening Providers, in addition to being named Company of the Year by CIO Review. The company and its brands serve clients in financial services, transportation, telecom/media, healthcare, utilities and the home services end-markets, among others. For additional information, please visit

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