Creative Services, Inc. - Our Company Overview


  • Alan Sklar

  • President and Chief Executive Officer

  • In 1973, Alan began his career as a private investigator conducting insurance, legal, and corporate investigations.  He quickly identified the correlation between security problems and deficiencies in the employee selection process.  Since that time, Alan built an impeccable reputation as a trusted advisor in mitigating risk.  He is a recognized expert in employment screening, interviewing and interrogation techniques, organizational safety and security vulnerability assessments, insurance fraud and loss prevention, workplace violence, and security education.  He has been an invited guest speaker at nationally recognized seminars and appeared on several radio and TV talk shows.  He has been featured in, contributed to, and authored numerous articles appearing in local and national newspapers, insurance and legal periodicals, and various security and trade magazines.  Alan attended Curry College and Northeastern University, where he studied sociology, business administration, and criminal justice.

  • Judith Gootkind

  • Vice President of Finance and Administration

  • Judy joined CSI in 1992 as an expert in accounting with over 20 years of experience.  Today, as the Vice President of Finance and Administration, Judy continually insures CSI’s growth and profitability, allowing CSI to maintain a competitive standard.  Judy regularly presents on legislation, regulation and policy issues and represents CSI at numerous hearings including the RI Judiciary, MA Judiciary Committee, CT Department of Public Safety, NY Office of Court Administration, and the MA Attorney General’s office.  Judy is active in the screening industry as a Director on the Board of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) and an integral founding member of the Association.  In September 2010, she was selected to represent NAPBS by testifying at a hearing of the U.S. House Financial Services Subcommittee.  Judy graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Accounting.

  • Jack Nichols, Esq.

  • Program Consultant

  • In 2008, Jack joined the CSI team and is currently Director and General Counsel following a successful career in law enforcement that culminated in his appointment as Special Assistant to the Attorney General with the Virgin Islands Department of Justice and, most recently, as Special Assistant United States Attorney for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Portland, Maine.  In addition to earning his Juris Doctorate from Northeastern University School of Law, Jack holds degrees in Criminal Justice and Political Science, graduating magna cum laude, from Southern Maine Technical College and from the University of Southern Maine.  Jack is licensed to practice law in both the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the United States Federal Court-District of Massachusetts, and is a member of the Federal, Massachusetts and Boston Bar Associations.

  • Kellie A. O’Shea, Esq., PHR

  • Associate General Counsel

  • Kellie first joined CSI in 2003 and served as Director of Sales and Implementation working closely with clients and partners to develop and implement background screening programs and solutions in accordance with federal, state and local laws.  She was involved in legislative and legal initiatives and helped to develop strategies and communication for compliance.  Kellie rejoined CSI as Associate General Counsel after completing her Juris Doctor from the University of Massachusetts School of Law at Dartmouth.  She is certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) by the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI), holds an Advanced Certification in the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) and is a certified analyst in the Predictive Index® behavioral assessment suite.  Kellie is licensed to practice law in both the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the United States Federal Court-District of Massachusetts.