Our Team

Jennifer Deerman


Quality Counts, Inc. was founded by Jennifer Deerman, President and Owner, in order to provide employment screening solutions to a wide variety of businesses nationwide.

Jennifer has worked in the background screening industry since 1999, with extensive experience in data research,  product specialization, and regulatory compliance.  The industry knowledge she has garnered through her fifteen-plus years of experience in employment screening has become a tremendous asset for advising clients on best practices and a better understanding of regulatory requirements.

Jennifer graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Arts with a double majors in Criminal Justice and Political Science.

Jason Dailey

Vice President of Business Development

Jason Dailey joined the Quality Counts team in October 2017 and currently serves as Vice President of Business Development. He oversees pursuing strategic business opportunities for Quality Counts and identifying new markets for services to deployed to Quality Counts’ clients.

Mr. Dailey has been actively engaged in business development within the employment screening industry for over 13 years. His ability to listen to an employer’s screening needs and cultivate a screening solution to meet those needs has led to client screening process improvements and reduction in screening costs for 800+ employers across the nations including multiple Fortune 500 companies.

Mr. Dailey has a bachelor’s degree in healthcare management with a minor in political science from University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa) and currently resides in Birmingham, AL.

Derrick Magnotta

Vice President of Operations

Derrick Magnotta joined Quality Counts in December, 2017. He oversees the organization's business processes, including client solutions, implementation, and customer service. 

He previously served as Project Manager for a nationwide leader in the drug screening industry, where he designed background, drug screening, and compliance solutions for Fortune 500 companies.

Derrick previously worked as Legislative Assistant for a Washington, DC-based consulting and lobbying firm.  In this role, he advised on policy issues related to the financial services, defense, and aerospace industries.  He previously served as a legislative intern for U.S. Senator Robert P. Casey. 

He attended Juniata College, where he studied politics and economics.  He currently resides in Birmingham, AL. 

Joe Hardman

Senior Consultant

Joe Hardman is Quality Counts' Senior Consultant.  In this role, he advises clients on best practices in hiring and regulatory compliance. 
Joe provides policy development and consultation and helps design new operating processes to fit the unique requirements of our partners.
Joe has over 40 years of concentrated experience in operations and loss prevention for retail and restaurant environments. He has decades of experience with large, national brands, including Cracker Barrel and Macy's ( Rich's). He applies his expertise in corporate security matters to advise clients and design solutions to that maximize safety and security while controlling costs.  
Joe graduated from Georgia State University and currently resides in Tennessee.