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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

Whitney Joy Smith is a prominent figure in the field of private investigation and security, serving as the founder and CEO of The Smith Investigation Agency Inc., Smith Security Inc., and Training Centre Canada, as well as a sitting politician.

With a remarkable journey that began in the early 2000s, Whitney's professional background as a private investigator is underscored by her unwavering dedication to the role. Born in Canada and having spent her early years between Canada and the United States, Whitney possesses a unique perspective shaped by her experiences in both countries. This background equips her with an in-depth understanding of the intricacies of private investigative laws, regulations, and operational standards in North America.

Throughout her career, Whitney has garnered numerous industry awards and accolades. She takes great pride in working closely with her continually expanding agency, striving to elevate industry standards, maintain compliance, and effectively meet the diverse investigative needs of clients.

Whitney actively engages in various membership, committee, board and support roles, demonstrating her commitment to the industry and professional community. She is affiliated with all local chambers, associations and more.

Whitney's wealth of experience is not limited to her professional achievements; her thought-provoking articles have been featured in publications ranging from Readers Digest, Cosmopolitan, Huffington Post, and Mens Health to Business News Daily. She constantly seeks to redefine standards and push the boundaries of excellence within the private investigative and security fields.

To discover more about Whitney Joy Smith and the dedicated team at The Smith Investigation Agency Inc., visit our website to learn more.

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