Our Team of Professional Private Investigators

PHENIX professionals are experts in the field of Private Investigations, with the certifications, experience, and trust that you expect when you hire the best. Each of our 12 leaders manage a project team that extends to over 100 professional private investigators located throughout the U.S. and with alliance partners in 27 countries globally. We look forward to talking with you! We are small enough to be personal and responsive, yet large enough to successfully complete complex matters.

 
 
Brian Bauer

Brian Bauer

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Certified Fraud Investigator

Brian Bauer
CEO / Global Director

Brian is the founder and CEO of PHENIX Investigations, Inc., started in 1996.

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 certain business problems. In addition to his frequent work in California, Florida, Texas, New York and the midwest, Brian has recently traveled to London (England), Barcelona (Spain), Paris (France), Puerto Rico, Bahamas, South Africa, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).

Brian is a natural at 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.

 

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 Carl involves phone conversations and dialogue with attorneys and business leaders throughout the U.S. and internationally.

Carl has lead hundreds of high profile cases - in fact, 20 of the top 25 largest U.S. law firms regularly contact Carl for legal support. Corporate counsel attorneys who represent clients like NCAA, Sony, Chrysler, Liberty Mutual, AT&T, Dow, Philips, Gov’t of Canada and hundreds more, also call on Carl and his team.

Some cases that Carl works involve famous athletes, high profile celebrities, government officials, and successful businesspeople. Still, most cases are for everyday people who need help with their unfortunate situation. Carl consistently delivers positive results as you can see from hundreds of online reviews. He has helped PHENIX achieve growth and profitability by focusing on a positive client experience that is unmatched in the industry.

 
Ben Ford

Ben Ford

Certified Fraud Investigator (CFI) by ACFE

Ben Ford
Senior Case Manager / Fraud Investigator

Ben has years of experience in complex case assignments that involve business problems like employee theft and misconduct, vendor fraud, intellectual property theft, high level asset investigations, and more.

Ben is well versed in conducting interviews and negotiations. In fact, his work in IP theft has taken him to most major U.S. cities and fifteen countries including places like Tokyo, Hong Kong, Beijing, Hanoi (Vietnam), New Zealand, Cairo (Egypt), Spain, Denmark, Berlin (Germany), Bangkok (Thailand), Mexico City (Mexico), Lima (Peru), Israel, and more. Ben manages our global alliance team.

Some of the clients Ben has worked with include global brands, famous celebrities, and government officials. Among the corporate names include Coca-Cola, Jack Daniels, Heckler & Koch, Arai Helmets, Marlboro, Peeps Candy, and more.

 
Andrew Simpson

Andrew Simpson

Andrew Simpson
Surveillance
Team Leader

Andrew leads security and surveillance assignments throughout the U.S. He manages our nationwide alliance team of 75 specialized investigators and manages undercover assignments in all 50 states and most major U.S. cities.

His casework for security has included high profile events that were attended by the Vice President of the United States, Governors, Celebrities, and Executives. Some of his surveillance cases involved working with the FBI to solve cargo theft, business fraud, vendor collusion, and more.

Still, most of his common daily assignments involve surveillance on insurance fraud cases to discreetly monitor a person’s activity. Andrew has worked with attorneys and insurers throughout the U.S. to bring a positive resolution to each unique case assignment.

 
Peter Harrah

Peter Harrah

Peter Harrah
Investigations Team Leader

Peter diligently handles a broad range of investigative research and discovery for asset searches, people locates, and coordinating of national case assignments. Clients from all 50 states and several countries have worked with Peter, including attorneys, business leaders, insurers, and everyday citizens. Peter is frequently rated with 5-star accolades by clients in post assignment reviews.

 
Joel Weis

Joel Weis

Joel Weis
Investigations Team Leader

Joel works with clients to perform a range of investigations that can include surveillance, on-location interviews of a witness, asset search and investigations to find hidden or transferred assets, locating open bank accounts owned by debtors, and difficult to find facts and information for legal support.

 
Fabio Cruz

Fabio Cruz

Fabio Cruz
International Investigator

Fabio has worked on critical cases for top international brands that involved undercover surveillance, monitoring cargo transfers, gps tracking, and more.

Fabio speaks English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

 
Eric Sullivan

Eric Sullivan

Eric Sullivan
Private Investigator

Eric has extensive experience in surveillance and working with law enforcement. In fact, Eric has worked with the Secret Service and FBI on pre-surveillance and security details for events that involved former presidents, governors, and celebrity names (including Elvis Presley, the Kennedy family). Rest assured, if your security or surveillance assignment includes Eric, there are few private investigators with more experience and training.