Steve is a former Federal Special Agent with over 40 years of experience in investigations. He has owned Advanced Background Services, Incorporated since 1998 and moved the company to Colorado in 2010.
In addition to working for Mike Harris, he assists numerous other businesses and lawyers with investigations. He works primarily in Colorado and South Florida, although investigations past and current extend nationwide. He focuses primarily on criminal defense, business internal security matters, and corporate Human Resource issues. These investigative efforts include extensive background and asset search experience. He has a track record of success in locating witnesses, often with limited information to start with. He is especially effective at interviewing witnesses, even those who are uncomfortable or hostile. Steve is also able to provide aviation support for surveillance/photography and K9 resources for protection, tracking and drug detection. His contacts in the business, law enforcement, and government communities in the area and nationwide are extensive.
Steve enlisted in the Army and later became a Commissioned Officer. He was a Special Agent in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) from 1975 until 1997. Federal investigations that he worked included weapons violations, bombings, insurance and mail fraud, federal level drug violations, murder for hire and homeland security investigations. He has been qualified as an expert witness in cases involving electronic surveillance, firearms, and explosives.
His training at the federal level included general law enforcement, management, arson, white collar crime, conspiracy, dignitary protection, and multiple other areas of law enforcement.
Bachelor of Science, University of Maryland, 1974
George Washington University, 1975
Graduate Studies in Forensic Science
George Mason University, 1985
Graduate Studies in Information Systems