FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
St. Louis, MO – April 28, 2015 – Brian Chapman, CEO and Kandi Chapman, President and Founder of MBI Worldwide, Inc., a global employment background check and drug testing firm in the St. Louis metropolitan area, have each been named individually as one of this year’s 100 St. Louisans You Should Know to Succeed in Business by the St. Louis Small Business Monthly. According to SBM the annual edition profiles key executives, notable achievers and business community leaders who are chosen based upon their contribution to area businesses and the overall business community.
Brian Chapman is the CEO of MBI Worldwide, Inc. With more than 18 years of industry experience, he is head of operations and management and leads a tenured staff of background experts and research analysts. Mr. Chapman is a keynote speaker in the employment screening circuit and authors a blog on employment screening issues.
In addition to his role as CEO, Mr. Chapman is also a founding member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners Association (NAPBS) and serves as a board member for the NAPBS Credentialing Council. He is also a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and St. Louis Human Resource Management Association.
As an innovative entrepreneur and business mentor, Mr. Chapman was asked “What lessons in business have you learned the hard way” to which his response was “Every lesson learned the hard way is documented in MBI Worldwide’s policies and procedures book, and underlined in my bible.”
Kandi Chapman is the President and Founder of MBI Worldwide, Inc. As a woman-owned business owner, with a creative entrepreneurial spirit, Mrs. Chapman began MBI Worldwide from a $1000 personal loan in her spare bedroom. Although a meager beginning, utilizing a second-hand desk, a kitchen chair, one computer and a multi-purpose fax machine MBI Worldwide now employs over 20 people and has offices in Southern Illinois and St. Petersburg, FL.
With a community-minded awareness, Mrs. Chapman enjoys spearheading innovative outreach programs in her community as well as at MBI Worldwide, including “MBI Makes a Difference” which is designed to support charity, scholarship, and civic progress. As a philanthropist, Mrs. Chapman has also chaired and organized several non-profits including Swag Her Up, an organization in Southern Illinois developed to assist disadvantaged women by giving them professional attire to wear for job interviews.
About MBI Worldwide
In business since 1998, MBI Worldwide is a Consumer Reporting Agency offering background checks, drug screening and a variety of hiring management solutions both nationally and globally. MBI prides itself on excellent customer service, integrity, quick turn around, accuracy of information, secure online account access, a wide product range and competitive pricing. MBI offers integration capabilities with various HR software platforms to streamline the hiring process.
MBI Worldwide is proud to be a woman-owned company (certified by the National Women Business Owners Corporation) and is one of only 2 percent of firms nationally accredited with the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS). MBI is committed to developing and continuously improving business and client relationships with a diverse base of companies and non-profit organizations.
MBI Worldwide has been awarded numerous honors including two from Diversity Business for Top 100 Business, the Silver Eclipse Award from the National Woman Business Owners Corporation for Company Culture and Top 20 Small Businesses in St. Louis. For more information, please visit https://www.mbiworldwide.com