Our National Team

PHENIX is comprised of over 200 investigators located throughout the U.S. We also perform work or have alliance partners in 27 countries globally.


Brian Bauer, CEO/President

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) by ACFE

Brian is the founder and current CEO/President of PHENIX Investigations, Inc. He is one of the most sought after Investigators in the country. 

Brian is a natural when it comes to complex interviews that are often required to obtain facts and information.  He is especially passionate about identifying and resolving any misconduct in business, including internal theft, supplier fraud, non-compete violations, intellectual property conflicts, and asset investigations.

You've probably read in the news about cases that Brian worked, but there may be no mention of PHENIX, because some of his assignments are strictly confidential. Brian's team is ready to travel anywhere in the globe to perform investigations for purposes of legal support or to resolve an internal business problem.

When the job is done, Brian likes to get away to his log cabin to recharge among nature. And who could blame him?


Carl Mason, Senior Director

Your new case starts here. You will likely communicate with Carl first. Luckily for you, Carl has extensive experience when it comes to understanding complex situations. A typical day for him involves conversations with attorneys and business leaders throughout the U.S. No wonder Carl has successfully engaged over 10,000 case assignments for PHENIX.

Still, at the end of the day, his family comes first. His wife is a first-grade teacher. Their son (20) is a top-ranked sprinter at Lipscomb University in Nashville TN. Their daughter (14) performs in competitive cheer and is also a top sprinter in her age group.

Carl can often be found working out at the gym or on the golf course.


Ben Ford, Senior Fraud Investigator

Certified Fraud Investigator (CFI) by ACFE

Ben specializes in misconduct prevention and resolution cases around the globe, many involving IP theft for some of the most recognized names in the business world.

Investigative work has taken Ben to over fifteen countries on six continents.


Brian Herbert, Senior Investigator

Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE) by ACFE

Brian has a background in law enforcement and uses those skills to help clients with asset protection and employee-related issues. From external research to internal interview, Brian has a knack of getting results for clients.


Jared Zentz, Knowledge Team Leader

Jared Zentz is known for obtaining unique intel from data sources, unstructured documents, communications (discreet and overt) by phone and email, and social media extraction. Jared works with the CFE team on high profile casework to obtain intel that is not already known. If information exists, Jared can find it.


Andrew Simpson, Surveillance Team Leader

Frequently rated with 5-star accolades by clients in post assignment reviews, Andrew uses a decade of experience in working on high profile cases to get the results clients are looking for. He manages our nationwide alliance of surveillance investigators and manages undercover assignments.


June Cappelletti, Client Account Supervisor

When you need information about your case assignment, June has everything at her fingertips. June is highly experienced in handling large volumes of information and documents.


Our Team of Specialize Investigators