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Speaker:  Brandon A. Perron, CCDI, CFI-FTER

Brandon A. Perron, CCDI, CFI-FTER is an award winning nationally recognized American Private Investigator. He is a Board Certified Criminal Defense Investigator, Certified Forensic Interviewer, and has been qualified as an "Expert in criminal investigation". Mr. Perron has over 38 years of investigative experience serving as a U.S. Air Force Criminal Investigator, State of Florida Public Defender Investigator, State of Florida Civil & Human Rights Investigator, Florida Licensed Private Investigator, training curriculum developer, instructor, author and motivational speaker. He is recognized as one of the nation's foremost investigators, trainers, and speakers within the discipline of criminal defense investigation. Mr. Perron developed the Component Method of Criminal Defense Investigation & Case Management and has authored the professionally acclaimed books Uncovering Reasonable Doubt: The Component Method, Forensic Testimonial Evidence Recovery: The FTER Method - A Forensic Approach to the Interview, and his allegorical leadership novel The Quest for Truth.


Presentation: Criminal Defense Investigation & Case Management - Uncovering Reasonable Doubt/FAST TRACK 1 Day Training

Lecture based training to include but not limited to Agents of Counsel Protection and Work Product Doctrine, The Law - Development of Legal Defense Theories, Lead Development & Tracking, Forensic Case Review & Analysis, Lead and fact classification, the Defendant Interview, Crime Scene Examinations, diagrams, photograph, evidence collection, Impeachment Investigations, Witness Interviewing & Documentation and Statements, Report Writing. Certificate of Training and Basic Certification as a CDITC Criminal Defense Specialist Awarded upon successful completion of online testing.

Successful completion will also allow those who meet the qualifications to apply for the nationally recognized expert designation of Board Certified Criminal Defense Investigator (CCDI).  Note: Experience, references, application and fees are also required for the CCDI expert designation.

Speaker: Keith Elliott 

Keith Elliott is the CEO of Reed Research Limited, a Professional Investigation firm based out of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  

He holds an Honours Degree in Law & Security Administration and is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).  He holds additional diplomas in Private Investigations, Advanced Interview Techniques, Close Protective Services and is designated as a Certified International Investigator (CII), as well as being Certified by the Council of Professional Investigators Ontario as a Master Investigator. 

For over 10 yKears Keith’s entertaining, humorous and energetic speaking style has made him a sought-out speaker at many events.  He has hundreds of public speaking engagements, across Canada and Internationally, including various Keynote presentations.  He is regularly asked to provide educational sessions, in-house training and operational protocol to industry partners and clients on the function and use of investigations, surveillance, cyber intelligence, and workplace investigations.  

As a seasoned Professional Investigator with over 32 years of progressive experience, Mr. Elliott has practical involvement in identifying risk and investigating frauds relating to; criminal enterprise, employment, health care, insurance services, fake deaths, disability, cyber scams, as well as various payment platforms on-line services.  He has recovered funds for victims internationally, testified in precedent setting cases at all levels of court, both civil and criminal across Canada.

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Speaker: Catherine Flowers: 

Catherine Flowers is a highly experienced private investigator, content director for the PI Leadership Academy, and a retired police officer. With over 30 years of experience, Catherine has established herself as a leader in the field of private investigations. Catherine's career began in the military police corps, where she served as an officer. Her time in the military gave her a unique perspective on law enforcement and a deep understanding of the importance of effective investigations. After leaving the military, Catherine continued her career in law enforcement as a police officer. During her time as a police officer, Catherine gained extensive experience in criminal investigations, including complex cases such as homicides and narcotics trafficking.

Catherine obtained her private investigator license in North Carolina, where she has been operating as a private investigator for the past 26 years. Her experience as a private investigator includes conducting investigations in a variety of areas, including insurance fraud, workers' compensation, and complex litigation investigations. Catherine's expertise in the field has led her to be a trusted source of information and guidance for other private investigators.

Catherine's dedication to staying ahead of the curve in the industry has led her to become a FAA Part 107 certified drone pilot. Her use of drones in investigations has allowed her to gather valuable evidence and testify in Federal Court.

Ms. Flowers holds the distinction of being an authorized PI instructor in eight states and is also certified in evidence-based crisis prevention and de-escalation training. Catherine is passionate about sharing her knowledge and experience with other private investigators, helping to train and develop the next generation of investigators. Ms. Flowers serves as a valued member of the NCAPI Scholarship Committee.
In her free time, Catherine enjoys volunteering with her local chapter of Habitat for Humanity, demonstrating her dedication to community service, while also treasuring special moments spent with her husband Michael and daughter Michaela.

Speaker: Michelle Stewart

With over thirty years of investigative experience and twenty-six years of running her own company, Ms. Stuart is an expert in a range of investigative fields, including OSINT, counterintelligence, insurance fraud investigations, financial investigations, threat assessments, due diligence, organized retail crime, corporate and competitive intelligence.

Ms. Stuart consults and trains a variety of clients, including federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, military intelligence communities, Fortune 500 companies, as well as financial and insurance industries. Her focus is on open source intelligence, social media, and threat assessments and mitigation. She has also served as an Instructor at Quantico (FBI Academy), teaching international training in OSINT (Open-Source Intelligence).

In 2017, Ms. Stuart collaborated with the Pennsylvania Office of Homeland Security to create a program called "Keeping Kids Safe." This program provides training to administrators, principals, teachers, SRO’s, and parents on the dangers of online and social media activity, predator grooming, as well as the dangers of applications and cellular security.

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