Bigger is good. Smarter is better.
Look. I’m not going to bullshit you the way most PI Agencies do. I’m not going to try to make you think I’m some big nameless, faceless corporation with hundreds of investigators. In my other agencies, I’ve head field operatives, clerical staff, desktop investigators… you name it. Today, I operate solo. I bring on help when I need it. I have relationships I’ve built over the years with other investigators around the country and in other countries. I know who the best of the best are and I reach out to them when I need to.
For most cases though all that overhead is an unnecessary expense that ultimately gets passed on to you, the client. I handle most cases alone other than surveillance jobs. Then it is often wise to use a two person team, but that’s it.
So who the hell is this guy and why should I listen to him?
I started my first detective agency in 1982 at the age of 25. I was in law school and working as a Special Investigator for the Prosecutor’s Office at the time. I’ve also been a consultant to other investigators and PI firms. I’ve also been a technical consultant with TV shows such as Law and Order, CSI, NCIS and others.
In 1993 I sold my first agency and started another… That time I focused on background searches, missing persons, and database research which was pretty new at the time. I went on to build it into one of the three largest information clearing houses in the country!
After selling that company, I spent the next several years writing books and articles on investigative techniques, speaking at large conferences and seminars all around the country and consulting with other agencies.
Seriously Unbelievable Client Service.
Fast forward to 2017 and I’m back in the trenches… This time I want to keep it small. I’m more focused on helping folks who need to know the truth.
Having built (and sold) two successful agencies, and enjoying a career as a writer, consultant and speaker, I toyed with the idea of retiring. But decided to get back into the P.I. game instead.
A friend of mine quipped, “You just can’t relax, can you?” To which I replied, “This is how I relax. The hunt. I get the scent of a bad guy’s trail and I can actually feel my blood pressure going down.”
Whether it’s a catching a cheating paramour, an insurance fraud, or just uncovering deception, it’s in my blood.
But be warned, I’m a Pit-Bull. Don’t set me lose to find the truth if you don’t really want to know. Good or bad, I don’t sugar coat anything. I’ve been labeled “The Professor of Harsh Reality” by some, but in the end they appreciate it. After all, you can’t make good decisions unless and until you are armed with all the facts.