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"Investigations" are a very specialized type of consultation, and our investigative staff is internationally respected for its diverse experience providing complex investigative services.

We have provided confidential and specialized investigative services for clients throughout the world, including Fortune 100 corporations, the United States Department of Justice, "Big 8" Accounting Firms, financial institutions, law firms, schools and colleges, government agencies, sports figures, entertainers and other high profile clients for whom confidentiality is important.

Investigative Leadership

Gary Mugridge, Director of Investigations, is a retired Federal Agent and former Coordinator of the Presidential Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force in Atlanta. He completed his federal career as the recipient of the Gallatin Award, the Treasury Department's highest career service award, indicating a perfect unblemished record of performance. Mr. Mugridge is also a graduate of the prestigious Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Homicide School (advanced training in Homicide Investigations) and numerous advanced and specialized training programs at the federal level. Much of his 18 years of experience with our agency has involved conducting capital crime investigations and leading complex investigative assignments under our multiple contracts with the United States Department of Justice. A licensed private sector investigator, he leads a diverse and accomplished team of investigators with several decades of combined experience in federal and local law enforcement, law enforcement instruction, and criminal and civil investigations.

C. Joshua Villines, former United States Army Intelligence Agent, has been a licensed private investigator for 17 years. He began working part-time in his father's offices at the age of 15, initially performing administrative work; and he would go on to work in every role within the company, including supervisory and management positions. The Army provided Joshua the opportunity to grow as an investigator and a leader. He is a graduate the Defense Language Institute (Russian), the U.S. Army Intelligence Center and School (Interrogation), the U.S. Army Airborne School, the British Joint-Services Interrogation Course, the Primary Leadership Development Course (Honor Graduate), and the Basic Non-Commissioned Officer's Course. Joshua held a Top-Secret (SSBI) Clearance and earned certification as a Russian and a Spanish linguist. In addition to his ongoing employment with our organization, Joshua has founded a specialized investigative agency, The Human Intelligence Group, with which we partner as needed.

John Villines no longer actively participates in investigations; however, his methodology, philosophy, and commitment to professional ethics provide the framework for all of the agency’s investigative work.

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