About Us

Your Background Screening and Security Consulting Experts

Easy to Read Reports

Accurate and Timely Information

Fast Turnaround

Compliant and Comprehensive

Our Story

The eGuarded Difference

We’ve helped business owners like you make sure that your applicants are exactly who they say they are – and found an excessive number of red flags other security companies have missed for many employers all over the United States.

Our reports are 100% compliant with all local, state and government laws, and we don’t make glaring oversights that could lead to huge consequences for our clients.

eGuarded knows that it’s hard to find employee background screening specialists who are available by phone in seconds – not hours, provide accurate information, and have real experience in the field.

We know that running a business is tough and time consuming, and the last thing you need is to wait for a background report and then attempt to decipher what it says. That’s why our reports are easy to read, accurate and timely with most being available in 24-36 hours.

WHo we are

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Thomas Kontinos, our Chief Operations Officer, began his career in law enforcement in 1979 as a Deputy Sheriff for Lee County, Florida. He later was assigned to a federal task force to investigate the murder of a DEA informant, which was dramatized in the TV series The FBI Files: Deadly Threat.

After he retired from law enforcement, he joined a Fort Myers law firm as an investigator, then founded eGuarded to help individuals and businesses of all sizes stay prepared and protected from threats of all kinds.

Thomas is a Florida licensed private investigator who also holds a Master’s in Information Systems Management, Summa Cum Laude, from Hodges University.

Florida Private Investigative Agency License #3200052
Private Investigator Florida License: #C3000163

Chandra Spary-Kontinos, Chief Executive Officer, brings over 35 years in the printing, publishing, software, finance, and merchant service industries. She has built a team of professionals with 100+ years of security and banking experience to keep up with ever-changing trends in security technology.

She is also the chair of the Guarded Hearts/Card Systems Cares disaster relief fund, the First Data Advisory Board, a member of the Electronic Transaction Association, and a Dress for Success emeritus board member. Chandra proudly supports the Golisano Children’s HospitalRonald McDonald House and Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. Chandra is also the CEO of Card Systems, Inc., specializing in secure payments with business solutions to grow through automation and technology.


Florida Private Investigative Agency License #3200052