About Us

eKnowID is a licensed P.I. firm used by trusted employers nationwide. We offer background checks that help you make an informative and clear hiring decision. With nearly 1,000,000 different types of background searches run every year, our technology picks up 25% more red flags than any other available reports. So, how did we get here?

eKnowID was founded in 2013 as part of KENTECH, an award-winning, investigative firm, solving on an enterprise-level for government officials. We believe our enterprise solutions should be available to individuals and small to medium companies. Our high-tech, high-touch methodology, bridges the gaps between a hirer’s needs/concerns and the information given during the interview process.

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Our Formula for Success


High-Tech: eKnowID’s online suite of background checking technology utilizes billions of pieces of data sets made available to employers and individuals looking to take control of their hiring process: 


High-Touch: Our team of private investigators and investigative analysts helps uncover the most comprehensive data available on your candidates. We hold active memberships with professional associations such as the Professional Background Screeners Association (PBSA) and Better Business Bureau (BBB). We’ll work hard to cross-reference resumes, references and individuals arming you with the information you need to make the right hiring decision.

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Our Story

When Kenneth Coats, and wife Anna Fong, VP of Operations at eKnowID's parent company KENTECH, were expecting their first child, they had a realization - there were no caregiver sites offering reliable background screenings for nannies. Having been burned before, they knew it was time to start solving - not just for themselves but for other families and small businesses looking to hire someone they could trust. With Kenneth’s industry investigative experience and Anna’s firsthand knowledge on background screenings, the two created eKnowID, which offers enterprise-level solutions on a smaller scale. Their goal is to give families, individuals and small-to-medium businesses the same opportunity as global enterprises to hire the right candidates.