The business of Private Investigations is just that, a business. John A. Hoda talks with Private Detectives, like himself, who learned at the school of hard knocks how to survive and thrive in business and achieve a sane work/life balance. Equal parts information and inspiration dished out in an entertaining format with a few marketing tips sprinkled in. Airs every other Tuesday at How To Rocket Your Private Investigation Business.
Chris Salgado | How to Rocket Your PI Business Podcast Episode 33
Chris Salgado An accomplished and trusted security and investigations leader skilled in more than 19 years of innovation, mentorship as well as process implementation and refinement with diverse organizations. Director-level management of persons and global operations in corporate risk, brand protection, supply chain, criminal, civil, surveillance, and SIU investigations. Skilled at managing large teams of investigators, intelligence analysts, and support staff. Expert in investigations, court testimony, and counterfeit detection. Proven attention to detail, problem-solving capabilities, and the successful ability to operate remotely. A client-friendly attitude recognized by several operational awards.
Shaun Culwell | How to Rocket Your PI Business Podcast Episode 32
Shaun received his Ph.D in Experimental Psychology from the University of Texas at Arlington and was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
He was an Adjunct Professor at Tarrant County College and Navarro College before getting his PI hours with another PI. He opened Red Door Investigations two weeks before the Pandemic hit in March of 2020. This is a great interview of planning and persistence and I am glad to have Shaun on the show.
Sandra Stibbards | How to Rocket Your PI Business Podcast Episode 31
Sandra Stibbards began her investigative career training and working extensively with one of the oldest and best-known private investigation agencies in California. Four years later, in 1996, she opened her own investigation agency, Camelot Investigations. Currently, she maintains a private investigator license in the state of California. Sandra specializes in Financial Fraud Investigations, Competitive Intelligence, Counterintelligence, Business, and Corporate Espionage, Physical Penetration Tests, Online Vulnerability Assessments, Brand Protection/IP Investigations, Corporate Due Diligence, and Internet Investigations. Social Engineering and Elicitation are specialized skills that she has developed and refined during her years as an investigator. She has included “Internet profiling” and online investigations within her work. Ms. Stibbards has conducted investigations internationally in five continents.
Grace Elting Castle | How to Rocket Your PI Business Podcast Episode 30
Grace Elting Castle, raised on the Siletz Indian Reservation in Oregon, is a fierce protector of Native culture, tradition, stories, natural resources, sacred itnms and burial sites. A retired professional investigator, writer/editor and reported/photographer, she helped plan and was a speaker at the 1998 “Wrongful Convictions and the Death Penalty Conference in Chicago. She was my editor when she worked at PI Magazine. She has participated in the re-investigation of wrongful convictions and continues to battle to reform our system of justice. Her debut novel A Time to Wail came out in 2018.
Kelly Paxton | How to Rocket Your PI Business Podcast Episode 29
Kelly Paxton is known mostly as the Pink Collar Crime lady. She didn’t start out in law enforcement but that’s where she has spent most of her career. While working at a financial services firm a client was arrested on wire fraud charges by Customs. Kelly then became a special agent for US Customs and was able to work all types of cases including white-collar fraud, money laundering, and narcotics cases. Kelly has worked in the public and private sectors. Her cases have included embezzlement, conflict of interest, intellectual property, Open Source Intelligence, and fraud. Her most recent position was at Nike where she was recruited for her expertise in Open Source Intelligence and is a Certified Fraud Examiner. She is the showrunner for the Great Women in Fraud podcast. She is a keynote speaker, trainer, and educator. She is the author of Embezzlement: How to Detect, Prevent, and Investigate Pink-Collar Crime available at Amazon
Rob Holmes | How to Rocket Your PI Business Podcast Episode 28
Rob Holmes is Founder & CEO of MI:33 (formerly known as IPCybercrime). Raised in New Jersey in a family of private investigators, Rob worked his first case at the age of twelve. While aspiring as a comedian in Los Angeles in the early 90s, he was employed at a premiere investigative firm. Here, he found himself assigned to a new breed of faceless perpetrators: cyber criminals. Rob conducted some of the world’s first IP-related cyber investigations, and pioneered the study of the “virtual crime scene”. His regular clients include 20 of the 100 Best Global Brands. Rob is a private eye, funny guy, blogger, Libertarian, Freemason, Prius owner, and a Gene Hackman Fan.