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“You are only as strong as your weakest link”

Our mission is to conduct diligent public record research, return meticulous results and provide excellent client support all with a sense of urgency and speed so that our clients can deliver the best in class screening and risk mitigation services to their clients.  

File Finders has become San Diego’s leading wholesale screening provider specializing in criminal, civil and public records research.  Fast, reliable and qualified employment screening solutions has always been hard to find.  Established in 1995, by Kimberly and Joseph Tamayo, File Finders was quickly recognized by industry peers as one of the best wholesale background screening solutions in San Diego County.  Known for their service excellence, fast turn-around and accurate data, they have become the number one choice of employment, tenant, PI and screening professionals alike. 

Providing Wholesale Document Retrieval & Background Research for Over 25 Years

Leadership Team

File Finders employs a diverse team of wholesale screening professionals from every walk of life. Every team member is valued and celebrated for their unique talents and abilities. Our diverse and accepting company culture encourages our team members to use their talents to make File Finders a strong and progressive company. This directly translates to an eagerness to provide the best client experience possible..

Kimberly Tamayo
CEO & Co-Founder
Kimberly oversees all aspects of the organization.  Kimberly is also responsible for File Finder’s technology development, design and implementation.  Kimberly graduated from UCSD with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a double minor in Sociology and African American history.  Additionally, over the past 24 year, she has gain a vast amount of knowledge and skill in automation and program design.   Kimberly and Joseph have been married since 1991 and together they have 4 children.  In her spare time, Kim who is a San Diego native, likes to socialize with family and friends, travel, visit amusement and entertainment parks, enjoy concerts and relax on the beach.
Joseph Tamayo
Vice President/ Co-Founder
Joseph has over 24 years in court research experience, and is arguably the most seasoned and influential criminal records researcher in San Diego County.  His experience spans the entire gambit of public records and includes but is not limited to criminal, civil, bankruptcy, UCC and Official Records.  Joseph served eight years in the navy where he learned the importance of paying attention to detail and teamwork. These traits have benefited our clients since day one.  Born and raised in Tucson, AZ, he enjoys reading, running, gardening or trying new activities that will allow him to explore San Diego County with his four children and wife.
Stori Cunningham
Office Director
Stori has been a valued team member of File Finders since 1997.  As a tenured member, Stori is File Finder’s Office Director and oversees all aspects of processing and client relations. Over the years, Stori has gain a tremendous amount of knowledge about the courts and is the go to expert for all request processing. In her spare time Stori dedicates herself to serving others, traveling and enjoying her family and friends.

Amazing Service

“I think service and quality has been great and we have been receiving consistent service over the years.”

Dedication to The Highest Quality of Work

"Per usual, we had another fantastic month for both quality and TAT. Your dedication to providing the highest quality work to our clients is much appreciated and does not go unnoticed."

Thank You!!

“I cannot say enough positive things about the experience we have had working with File Finders over the past couple of years. Their industry knowledge and expertise in the San Diego area shines through their stellar work-product. The work performed by Kim and her team is always of the highest quality while also providing excellent turn-around times. I would, and do, recommend them to anyone looking for a solution in what can sometimes prove to be a difficult area to perform court records checks. In this industry, it truly pays to have to have an expert team on your side, and File Finders is just that!” 

Fast and Reliable Turnaround

"I appreciate the fact that File Finders provides us with fast and reliable turnaround times and accurate results. The customer support we receive is responsive and friendly as well. I also appreciate the fact that File Finders does not need to be micro-managed as can be the case with other vendors when you push a lot of volume like we do. File Finders has been our primary vendor of choice for many years now for these reasons and more. They do not disappoint."

Prompt and Professional Research

"We’ve worked with File Finders for over 10 year and couldn’t be happier. They provide prompt and professional research, know their jurisdictional nuances intimately, and help us manage client expectation with proactive and reliable ETAs when there are delays. Their customer service is top notch and everyone operates with integrity, honesty and an eye toward accurate and thorough reporting."

reliable, accurate and prompt

"Our team began working with File Finders in 2007.  We have found them to be reliable, accurate and prompt.  One of the things I most appreciate about Kim is her knowledge of the court system and willingness to communicate the specific details of the search process with us.  This has allowed us to be able to fill in the gaps many times with our own clients when it comes to delays, errors, etc.  We look forward to many continued years with their team."