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Our Principals

Steven Kirby – Chairman

  • 40 years experience
  • Licensed in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana
  • Education – BS Loyola University 1973

Certifications

  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • Certified International Investigator (CII)
  • Business Administration – University of Illinois – Chicago

Member

  • Special Agent’s Association (SAA) – Past President
  • Council of International Investigators (CII) – Past President
  • National Council of Investigation & Security Services (NCISS) Founding Member
  • Intellenet
  • Association of Fraud Examiners
  • American Polygraph Association
  • Illinois Polygraph Society
  • International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition (IACC) – Past Chair of Investigator’s Committee

Publications

  • Advanced Forensic Criminal Investigations – 2000 – pp. 73-91
  • Advanced Private Investigation – 2011 – pp. 28-39
  • Advanced Forensic Civil Investigations – 1997 – pp. 503-521
  • Editor Focus International – Journal of Council of International Investigators 1994-2000
  • PI Magazine – Associate Editor 2003-2004

Awards

  • International Investigator of the Year – CII 1997 and 2008

Miscellaneous

  • City of Elmhurst – Police and Fire Commission (1984 – 1990)
  • Seguin Services – Board of Director and Vice President (1999 – 2011)

 


 

James Kirby – President

  • 26 years experience
  • Licensed investigator in Illinois, Wisconsin
  • Licensed polygraph examiner
  • Education – BA Elmhurst College 1985
  • Qualified as an expert and testified numerous times on intellectual property violations
  • Expert in investigation of mortgage insurance fraud

Certifications

  • Certified International Investigator (CII)

Member

  • Special Agent’s Association (SAA) – Past President
  • Council of International Investigators (CII) – Past President
  • National Council of Investigation and Security Services (NCISS)
  • Intellenet
  • American Society Industrial Security (ASIS)

Awards

  • Meritorious Service Award – CII (2006)
  • U.S. Customs -  Trade Enforcement Mission (1996)

 


 

Kevin Read – Vice – President

  • 16 years experience
  • Licensed investigator  in Illinois
  • Education – BA University of Illinois – Chicago (1996)
  • Qualified as an expert and testified numerous times on intellectual property violations
  • Lectures regularly on intellectual property matters

Certifications

  • Certified International Investigator (CII)

Member

  • Special Agent’s Association (SAA) – Past President
  • Council of International Investigators (CII)
  • International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition (IACC)

Awards

  • Life member of Special Agents Association
  • U.S. Customs - Trade Enforcement Mission (1996)