HireRight Inc. is an American background screening company based in Irvine, California. On August 3, 2010, HireRight parent company Altegrity Risk International announced it had completed the acquisition of Kroll Inc. from Marsh & McLennan Companies in an all-cash transaction valued at $1.13 billion. Both Powerchex and Kroll Background Screening are now fully owned subsidiaries of HireRight. On June 23, 2010, HireRight announced that it had acquired Powerchex, a UK-based pre-employment screening company specialising in the financial services sector in the City of London. Powerchex was a full member of the UK chapter of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners or NAPBS, and was started by Alexandra Kelly in 2005 who is the former MD and owner of the company.