Jeanie Waters is President, of Woman Owned Small Business, 3rd Degree Screening, Inc., a retail pre-employment screening company. As a Subject Matter Expert, Jeanie has, 20 years, experience conducting background investigations with local, state and federal agencies for national security and/or pre-employment purposes. Jeanie originally started this background check industry experience in the Federal, and State, Court Systems. As Jeanie’s professional investigation expertise, and judicial knowledge, increased Jeanie started 3rd Degree Screening, Inc. Through Jeanie’s investigative work on government contracts, Jeanie holds an active Top Secret Security Clearance. Being extremely results driven in business, Jeanie has a passion to provide excellence, and accuracy, within the background investigation industry. Jeanie excels with excellence in detail, and driven with passion, to obtain solid facts with researched and accurate documentation. Additionally, Jeanie has accelerated her expertise with national, and global, small businesses, large businesses, and Prime and Subcontract business opportunities. Jeanie has a stellar reputation for business management, leadership, integrity, honesty and achieving quality results with challenging organizational goals and objectives. Jeanie built a grassroots process to help individuals with criminal histories obtain employment through a step by step process of self disclosure and job readiness template.


Jimmy Waters, Director of Operations, for 3rd Degree Screening, Inc., excels at maximizing his strong depth of professional experience and key leadership competencies. Demonstrating a tremendous knowledge of resources, Jimmy, is responsible for the day-to-day operations of 3rd Degree Screening, Inc. While establishing goals to achieve a significant productive impact, and operational excellence, he is also responsible for: marketing, business expansion opportunities, building business partnerships, background check processes and procedures, sales, client customer service, as well as identifying new prospective clients and markets. With over seven and a half years of management experience with 3rd Degree Screening, Inc. background check solutions, Jimmy recently developed a “Facts on Me” program that will assist job applicants to identify what employers may find during an employment background check. Accomplished with a Bachelor of Education Degree, with a Major in Sports Management, and Minor in Business, Jimmy completed these achievements at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS. Additionally, Jimmy’s achievements include the NAPBS FCRA Advanced Certification; the NAPBS Research Provider and the National Association of Professional Background Screeners Certification, as well as a member of numerous NAPBS Committees. As a highly dedicated professional, Jimmy Waters, is also committed to volunteering his time, and sports talents, as an Assistant Wrestling Coach with High School students.


Barb Crawford, Director of Global Business Development, and Director of Human Resources and Talent Acquisition with 3rd degree Screening, Inc., has a professional focus on national, and international, business development, as well as a passion for delivering extraordinary customer service. With innovative strategies to build professional business partnerships, as well as branding, networking, and sales strategies, this also includes Human Resources and Talent Acquisition responsibilities, as well as the development of 3rd Degree Screening, Inc. Internship Programs. Previous career endeavors have included talent acquisition management HR leadership roles with national, and international, Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies. Having enthusiasm for a career in Human Resources, talent acquisition, sales, marketing, and networking, Barb also has a passion for promoting collaboration for success, and integrity, in the workplace. Prior to joining 3rd Degree Screening, Barb owned a Woman Owned Small Business Executive Search Firm and had previously developed a business partnership with 3rd Degree Screening, Inc. Barb received her Bachelor’s degree in Global Business Management from Bellevue University and is currently in the process of completing her second Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management from Bellevue University in Bellevue, Nebraska.


Michael J. Zillig excels with a professional knowledge, and responsibilities, as a Public Records and Research Specialist with 3rd Degree Screening, Inc. With twenty-five plus years of experience in banking management, and the banking industry, Mike has strong experience with managing people as well as focusing on government, regulatory and compliance documents for various financial business units. Throughout Mike’s career he has successfully hired, managed, trained, coached, monitored, and motivated employees in a fast-paced environment, ensuring that customers were handled appropriately and efficiently with all questions answered to their satisfaction. Mike is professionally effective in business and a very strong asset to 3rd Degree Screening with his experience in analysis activities, costs, operational forecast data along with project management, the preparation of reports, the initiation and monitoring of projects form strategic definition to release, as well as database technology. Michael is accomplished with a Bachelors of Science, Business Administration and Science Degree, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE.