I got to meet the representatives from DISA at the Pipeline Pigging and Integrity Management Conference held in Houston last February, George R. Brown Convention Center. Here is one of their recent press releases.
March 18, 2019
DISA continues to pursue new opportunities to expand its reach, add industry-leading subject matter experts, and expand our scope of services for our customers. We’re pleased to announce that after acquiring ten companies in 2018, DISA Global Solutions has started off 2019 with two more acquisitions: The Transportation Advisor and EGS Financial Investigative Services (FIS).
The Transportation Advisor
Effective February 1, 2019, DISA has acquired The Transportation Advisor located in Palmer, MA. This transportation-focused acquisition is complementary to our Transportation Compliance Division. This transaction adds well-respected industry experts to our growing team, further deepens our presence in the Northeast region and brings new services to our portfolio.
The Transportation Advisor was founded over 20 years ago by Lisa Murray, an expert in the transportation compliance industry and frequent contributor to several industry associations. They administer DOT and corporate drug and alcohol testing programs primarily in the Northeast and across the United States. Their client base includes trucking companies, pipeline and utility contractors, and operators. The Transportation Advisor sets themselves apart with their proprietary contractor monitoring database, extensive regulatory expertise, and compliance-focused support.
When asked about joining DISA, Lisa Murray said, “I’m excited to join the DISA team and look forward to helping them execute their organizational goals. As a result of many conversations with DISA’s leadership, I know that they share my focus on superior customer service and providing the best compliance support possible. I strongly believe that our employees and customers are in good hands with DISA!”
EGS Financial Investigative Services (FIS)
DISA also acquired the assets of EGS Financial Investigative Services (FIS) based in Metairie, LA on February 1, 2019. FIS is a high-end background and financial screening company that delivers customized, in-depth background investigations, asset and liability investigations, title reports, and pre-employment screening. FIS provides thousands of customers with customized research that assists during in-house due diligence processes, as well as during background checks for executive leadership and financial professionals.
With an experienced team of employees averaging more than 15 years in the industry, FIS brings an impressive level of expertise to their customers. Add in a global team of private investigators, and you’ll see why in-depth background investigations from FIS lead the industry. These services will add to DISA’s suite of background screening offerings and expand our services to new target markets.
Jessica Cusachs, Operations Director at FIS, has been with the company for more than 17 years and adds, “Our entire team is very excited to join DISA! I believe our custom, in-depth background and financial investigations will enhance the service offerings for DISA customers. As a part of DISA, our customers will continue to receive the highest level of customer service and the most diligent background solutions in the market.”
To ensure continuity and local support, DISA will maintain the existing employees and operations for both The Transportation Advisor and FIS. Their experience and customer relationships are invaluable, and we’re excited they’re now part of the DISA family of companies.
DISA’s CEO, John Peterson states, “These strategic acquisitions increase DISA’s depth of subject matter experts, broaden our reach, and expand our suite of services. Our goal is to provide best-in-class, comprehensive, and compliant screening services to our valued customers. We believe the acquisition of The Transportation Advisor and FIS are great additions to our enterprise. On behalf of DISA, we welcome our new colleagues and look forward to working with them to best serve our customers.”