ALPHARETTA, GA--(Marketwired - Oct 10, 2013) -  First Advantage, a Symphony Technology Group (STG) company and the leading global provider of screening analytics and identity solutions, today announced that it has been recognized by Multi-Housing News as a winner of the 2013 MHN Technology Choice Awards in the Resident Screening System category for being a leader in providing innovative resident screening solutions.

Now in its ninth year, the MHN Technology Choice Awards aim to recognize the top technology product and service providers in the multi-housing industry, based on their ability to deliver flexible customization, competitive pricing and the most innovative solutions. Some notable new resident screening solutions and enhancements that contributed to First Advantage being recognized by the MHN are the launch of their Easy Apply™ solution that empowers applicants to complete their application from anywhere; the development of an innovative user experience that allows property managers to quickly and easily screen applicants while on the go; and the company's overall depth and breadth of resident screening products that cover the leasing lifecycle.

Dan Waldman, Publisher, MHN, said, "As technologies for our industry grow and evolve to meet our constantly changing needs, the playing field becomes more competitive. This year's MHN Tech Choice Award winners are the companies that have been rated highest by our readers for providing superior services and customer support. Congratulations to our 2013 winners, for all they do to show the multi-housing industry the many ways in which technology has a positive impact on our day-to-day as well as long-term business."

Offering a complete suite of solutions that help multi-housing providers turn qualified applicants into residents, First Advantage also enables them to protect their property from potential problem renters. First Advantage delivers unmatched flexibility, seamless technology integrations and market-leading data quality that enable property owners and managers to gain expanded insight about their applicants and residents. Moreover, with solutions that cover the full leasing lifecycle, from application and move-in through move-out and collections, the organization helps property owners and managers to mitigate risk, maximize revenues and optimize processes.

"We are very honored to have been selected once again by MHN readers -- the very people who utilize our resident screening services -- as a winner of the 2013 MHN Technology Choice Awards," said Mark Parise, CEO of First Advantage. "As this is our fifth time receiving this distinction, it shows the level of continuous innovation we bring to the resident screening space and our commitment to delivering the cutting-edge solutions that facilitate multi-housing management."

About First Advantage
First Advantage provides comprehensive screening, identity and information solutions that give employers and housing providers access to actionable information that results in faster, more accurate people decisions. With an advanced global technology platform and superior customer service delivered by experts who understand local markets, First Advantage helps customers around the world build fully scalable, configurable screening programs that meet their unique needs. Headquartered in Alpharetta, Ga., First Advantage has offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia. More information about First Advantage can be accessed at

About Symphony Technology Group
Symphony Technology Group (STG) is a strategic private equity firm with the mission of investing in and being a partner in building great software and services companies. In addition to capital, STG provides transformation expertise to enable its portfolio companies to deliver more value to clients to retain and attract the best talent and to achieve best-in-class business performance. All STG portfolio companies are expected to grow through innovation. STG's current portfolio consists of 12 global companies with combined revenue of approximately $2.5 billion and thousands of employees spread across North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit