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When to Hire a Corporate Investigator

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As a business owner you may not think that there is a place for a corporate investigator. However, there are many instances where an investigator is a highly valued asset to a corporation and their work is essential to the well-being of the business. Here are some examples of where a corporate investigator can be useful.


If you are planning to invest in a company, investigate them first and ensure that they are legitimate and that your investment will not be done in vain. Ensure they have never filed for bankruptcy in the past, be certain you know about all shareholders and their ownership stake, and obtain a view of the company from the perspective of an outsider.

Mergers or Acquisitions

Be certain that a company doesn’t have anything to hide before you agree to a merger. If you are unsure that full financial disclosures have been provided, for example, then The Smith Investigation Agency can dig deeper to ensure all information provided is thorough and accurate.

Internal Theft

This would go beyond stealing office supplies. Some businesses operate under a confidentiality clause and if that is breached and certain trade secrets are discovered to be leaving the building, then it is the job of a corporate investigator to figure out how this is happening. Whether it be via cyber theft or physical tangible theft, an investigator can figure it out.


If your corporation is operating under secretive pretenses and the subject matter in which you deal must remain confidential, you need to hire The Smith Investigation Agency to conduct a debugging sweep of any boardroom, computer, or telephone to be used and ensure eavesdropping detection is in place prior to conducting any meetings containing sensitive subject matter.

Background Checks on New Employees

Depending on the nature of your business, you may wish to conduct a thorough background check on all new employees to be certain of who you are hiring. If you are going to be trusting your workers with highly confidential information, it may be in your best interest to get a full understanding of their past and ensure that their intentions are pure with your company.

Corporate investigations are a common occurrence and can save companies millions of dollars depending on the type of investigation. Do not hesitate to contact The Smith Investigation Agency to discuss your corporate investigation needs and discover why we are the right choice for corporate investigation services.

About the Author

Whitney Joy Smith

Founder of The Smith Investigation Agency in 2014, Whitney Joy Smith’s extensive background as a private investigator is matched only by her passion for the role. A graduate of several respected institutions, including Northwest Florida State College and George Brown College, her early years in life were spent between Canada and the United States. This education, along with her formative years as a private investigator in various agencies, informed much of her knowledge of private investigative laws, regulations, and operating standards in both countries.

The recipient of numerous industry awards and accolades, including the Consumers Choice Award, Best in Ottawa, and many others, Whitney takes pride in working closely with her ever-growing agency to raise the bar, maintain compliance, and meet the investigative needs of clients. Whitney is active in various membership and supporting roles, including the CPIRC, CBN, CAPI, Canadian Women’s Chamber of Commerce, and many others. Her experience-driven, thought-provoking articles have been featured in everything from Readers Digest to Business News Daily, and she strives to continually redefine standards for those in the private investigative and security fields. Learn more about Whitney and the team at The Smith Investigation Agency today.

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