Business Spotlight: International Investigators – All In Investigations
Writer: Julie Young
Photographer: Mark Bell
Geist resident Brenda McGinley says the field of private investigation looks nothing like it does on TV. There are no clandestine meetings with clients in dark seedy locations. There are no questionable methodologies or techniques that could endanger her clients or the agents out in the field.
“I’m a finder of facts,” she says. “It is vital to provide our clients with verified and accurate information so they can make their own life-changing decisions.”
As the CEO and Director of Operations for International Investigators, McGinley may be based in Indiana, but she has clients across the country and around the world. Her team works with top law firms, fortune 500 companies, high profile and private sector clients who simply want to know the truth.
Her firm offers a one-stop shop for all her clients’ investigative needs, whether it is surveillance, asset searches, custody issues, domestic cases, technical countermeasure sweeps (TSCM), spyware issues or computer extractions to find any encrypted, hidden or deleted data a client may need. The three biggest questions we get are: Is my spouse faithful? Are our employees stealing? Is my privacy secure?
Two former FBI agents began International Investigators in 1960 as a private, full-service company staffed with trained sleuths and researchers. In 1970, they sold the company which continued operations for the next 47 years. When the owner was ready to move on, McGinley stepped up to take over, merging it with a new investigative agency, All In Investigations in 2017.
“I have 20 years experience in management and I joined International Investigators in 1999 as an employee but was promoted to the director of operations in 2001,” she says. “We pride ourselves on incorporating the latest technologies into the investigative process while preserving our ‘gumshoe’ reputation. That’s very important to me. As technology has evolved, as have our methods of investigation.”
McGinley says most of her clients are referred to her through their attorneys or other clients who have been pleased with her work. In fact, one of the more high-profile cases she is currently working on involves a sexual harassment allegation out of Hollywood. While she is not at liberty to give out any specifics about the case, she was quick to point out that it did not involve Harvey Weinstein.
“In most cases, we are hired to validate a claim or discredit it,” she says. “We do not leak information about a client or a case, and what is discussed in our office stays in our office. That has been the key to our success and how we have stayed in business for so long. We may not be the only investigative company around, but I do believe we are one of the best in the country.”
International Investigators is located at 7007 Graham Road Suite110 in Indianapolis. You can visit them online at iiiweb.net or call 317-925-1496.