Our Management Team

PHENIX is comprised of over 100 professional investigators located throughout the U.S. We also perform work or have alliance partners in 27 countries globally. We look forward to talking with you!

 
 
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. PHENIX now works with clients in all 50 U.S. states and 27 countries globally. 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.

The corporate office of PHENIX (located near Indianapolis) is staffed with experienced investigators who perform a range of search and investigation services for clients throughout the U.S. PHENIX also has local investigators strategically located in major cities in the U.S. and select countries.

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 dollar cases for 20 of the top 25 largest U.S. law firms and for corporate counsel attorneys who represent clients like NCAA, Sony, Chrysler, Liberty Mutual, AT&T, Dow, Philips, Gov’t of Canada and hundreds more. Some cases that Carl works involve famous athletes, high profile celebrities, government officials, and wealthy business people. Still, most cases are for everyday people who just need help with their unfortunate situation. Carl consistently delivers positive results as you can see from hundreds of online reviews.

Carl has helped PHENIX achieve growth and profitability by focusing on a positive client experience that is unmatched in the industry. From marketing of PHENIX’s services to engagement to casework to final delivery - more clients rate PHENIX with five star reviews than any other investigation firm that we are aware of.

 
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.

 
Jared Zentz

Jared Zentz

Jared Zentz
Investigations
Team Leader

Jared manages over 200 case assignments annually, including clients from 30 U.S. states and 7 countries globally. His team of 10 investigators focus on asset search and recovery, locates of people and information, background profiling, and more. Jared 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, trust that Jared can find it.

 
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.

 
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.

 

Lisa Dabbs
Case Support

Lisa is a wizard at organizing case information and assisting our investigation team. Clients enjoy her pleasant demeanor and ability to assist with any and all aspects of the case.

 
June Cappelletti

June Cappelletti

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.