Wholesale Background Screening And Document Retrieval Experts

We Are A Wholesale Background Screening Company
Focused On Providing Exceptional Quality Centered
Research and Dedicated To Customer Service

About US

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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.

Established in 1995, by Kimberly and Joseph Tamayo, File Finders was quickly recognized by industry peers as one of the best full-service 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, private investigators, attorneys, legal support firms and screening professionals alike. All information is 100% direct sourced, meaning all information comes directly from the court or official repository; databases are not used.

Criminal research is our most popular and requested service. As a high-volume processor of San Diego criminal research and document retrieval, we partner with some of the most respected and discerning screeners and risk mitigation specialists across the nation.  We combine proprietary automated real-time search technology (IN-QUEST) and hands-on research to deliver comprehensive, detailed results that are unmatched in thoroughness, accuracy, and reliability.

Results Is The Name Of The Game.
We Deliver The Information You Need
When You Need It.






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

Kimberly Tamayo

CEO & Co-Founder

Kimberly Tamayo
CEO & Co-Founder

Kimberly oversees all aspects of the organization. She is a San Diego native who graduated from UCSD with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a double minor in Sociology and African American History. Kimberly is also responsible for File Finders’ technology development, design and implementation, and has gained a vast amount of knowledge and skill in automation and program design over the past 25 years in the industry. In her spare time, she likes to socialize with family and friends, travel, visit amusement and entertainment parks, attend concerts and relax on the beach. Kimberly and Joseph have been married since 1991 and together they have four children.

Joseph Tamayo

Joseph Tamayo

Vice President/ Co-Founder

Joseph Tamayo
Vice President/ Co-Founder

With over 25 years of court research experience, Joseph is one of the most seasoned and influential criminal records researchers in San Diego County. His experience spans the entire gambit of public records, including but not limited to criminal, civil, bankruptcy, UCC, and Official Records. Joseph is responsible for coordinating court research operations.  He served eight years in the Navy as a Sonar Technician where he learned the importance of teamwork and paying attention to detail. Born and raised in Tucson, AZ, he enjoys reading, running, gardening, and exploring San Diego County with his four children and wife.

Stori Cunningham

Stori Cunningham

Office Director

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.

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."
Vendor Manager
Amazing Service
“I think service and quality has been great and we have been receiving consistent service over the years.”
Vendor Coordinator
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!”
Amanda I
Vendor Records Supervisor | Manager, Data Content & Licensing
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."
Criminal Department Manager
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."
President- Nationwide Employment Screening Firm
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."
Vendor relations supervisor with a nationwide wholesale screening company