Barry Nadell

Board Member


For over 14 years Barry Nadell has been the established industry expert on the legal issues surrounding employment background screening and speaks nationally on the subject. He is also a respected authority on the necessity of verifying employment eligibility in the United States . In 1994, Mr. Nadell founded InfoLink Screening Services, a leading provider of background screening services, and served as the company’s president until its acquisition by Kroll, the largest risk mitigation company in the world, in March 2006. On December 31, 2007, Mr. Nadell retired from Kroll as the senior vice president of the Background Screening division after serving at Kroll since March 2006.Mr. Nadell has been an industry advocate in both Washington and his home state of California regarding background screening legislation havening been personally involved in the writing and testifying on laws which affect background screening. He also participated on the committee for the largest private investigation association in the U.S. helping produce their Preemployment Background Screening Guidelines and is on their committee to update the Guidelines for 2008. Barry took up horses 1994, with the purchase of WWF Hot Time (Hotty) a world champion Morgan with his previous wife Leslie, and began showing saddleseat equitation and driving Hotty. Eventually he bought another Morgan for Western Pleasure. After seeing a match of Cowboy Mounted Shooting, he got hooked and attempted to use his Morgan for the sport. He learned quickly that he wasn’t a trainer and bought a “gun broke” horse for the sport. He now owns two well trained Quarter Horses, Ben Gray and Canyon Jac Gold, which he competes on all over the country. Locally, you might see him on the trails in Chatsworth.Barry lives on his “gentleman’s ranch” in Chatsworth, CA with his 2 horses, 2 cats, and 2 golden retrievers. Besides riding, he water ski’s, snow skis, plays tennis, & enjoys dancing. He also loves travel and Texas hold'em. He is enjoying taking classes at Pierce in Equine Science and others like learning to play piano. He also is involved in the “Imagine The Arts” program to help build the valley’s Performing Arts Center at California State University Northridge. He became involved with Ride On with, at the suggestion of Leslie, Hotty should try out as a therapy horse for RideOn as we weren’t riding him much. Hotty quickly became an endeared member of the Ride On family and Barry’s heart grew closer to Ride On the more he talked to the kids, watched the trainings, and spoke to parents of riders. With his having more time due to retirement and business knowledge, Barry offered to do more for Ride On and is proud to become a member of the board.

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