Our Founder

Dr. Stephanie Hughes has spent 26 years developing her expertise in Risk Mitigation.

After starting out in government intelligence, Dr. Stephanie Hughes understood the importance of conducting high quality, comprehensive, background checks to help organizations lower their risks.

Stephanie received her BS in Marketing and an MBA in International Business from St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia, PA. She received her Ph.D. in International Business and Strategic Management from Temple University in Philadelphia.

Dr. Hughes has spent the past 12 years teaching business while pioneering vital research on subjects relevant to the Background Check Industry. She is extensively published in the area of risk mitigation and threat management. A number of her publications are available in the Resources section or by contacting us.

Our Story

Why does a former government intelligence officer start a risk management company?

In 2005, as a PHD and tenured university professor, Dr. Hughes completed research for her whitepaper, "The Cost of Scandal", examining the widespread impact of failing to manage risk in corporations and higher education. Following its publication, Dr. Hughes became convinced of a need for higher quality background checks and better tools for protecting from risks that are ongoing. It was during this time that Dr. Hughes founded RiskAware with the single desire to provide the most comprehensive risk management services available. Soon after, RiskAware launched its Red Flag Incident Reporting and Management System to help organizations track and respond to risks and threats in real time.

Nine years later, Stephanie’s vision, passion, and commitment to serve clients threat awareness needs through quality reviews and risk management solutions has not wavered. Today, RiskAware supplies one of the industry’s broadest range of personnel risk management solutions, empowering hiring decisions and improving responsiveness to ongoing threatening or risky behavior. We help you protect your organization and employees from workplace violence, theft, and fraud - better securing your organization’s reputation and financial assets.

Company Facts

Who is RiskAware?

Strategic Relationships

RiskAware has the strategic relationships to produce exceptional outcomes for our clients.  Explore how these partnerships allow us to provide best in class products and services with a focus on compliance and accuracy.

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