Chase and Associates - Forensic Investigative Services


Chase & Associates employs former federal law enforcement officers throughout the United States, as well as former law enforcement officers located in several foreign jurisdictions. The company's associates in North America, Europe, South America, Central America, and several Caribbean islands have routinely resolved issues for clients in a discreet and expeditious manner.

Professional Experience

Tech Data Corporation, January 1999 - April 2006

Loss Prevention & Security Department, Vice President

Directly responsible for worldwide corporate security of a Fortune 100 public company with operations located throughout North America, South America, Central America, Europe and the Middle East. Responsible for all domestic and foreign investigations in matters relating to internal and external civil and criminal activities including, but not limited to, fraud, theft, robbery, burglary, regulatory compliance, cash compliance, security contacts, and physical security measures. Responsible for the design, installation and operation of site specific integrated security systems worldwide. These sites included office environments as well as logistical centers that held hundreds of millions of dollars of high technology inventory. A member of the Corporate Ethics Committee that reviewed all ethics issues and made recommendations to Senior Executive Management on ethics matters. Reported directly to the Chief Financial Officer and on occasion to the Board of Directors.

United States Customs Service, Office of Investigations

Group Supervisor, Air Smuggling Investigations Group 1988 - 1999

Directly responsible for the supervision of a narcotics smuggling investigative group consisting of a minimum of ten special agents, five pilots, one investigative analysis and one investigative aide. Provided guidance and supervision to Special Agents conducting complex international narcotics investigations involving general aviation and commercial aviation narcotics smuggling. Position required extensive knowledge of federal laws, regulations, and procedures, specifically criminal and civil laws as well as investigative procedures.

Received Outstanding Evaluations for every year as a Supervisory Special Agent. The Air Smuggling Investigative Group routinely led in federal indictments, arrest and seizures in the Tampa Office of U.S. Customs Service, Office of Investigations.

United States Customs Service, Office of Investigations

Senior Special Agent, 1984 - 1988

As a Senior Special Agent, conducted complex domestic and international criminal and civil investigations of violations of federal Customs laws and regulations. These investigations included narcotics smuggling, money laundering, fraud, export of technology, child pornography, and intellectual property rights violations, among other violations of federal statutes. Directly responsible for the numerous federal criminal indictments and convictions of defendants involved in violation of federal laws.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Law Enforcement Division, Assistant Special Agent in Charge - Special Operations, 1976-1984

Directly responsible for the creation and supervision of the Special Operation Group of the Law Enforcement Division of NOAA. Supervised a task force consisting of Special Agents and state law enforcement officers targeting international and domestic fisheries and conservation violations. This task force encompassed the seventeen southeastern states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

Received the highest award given in the United States Department of Commerce, the Administrator's Award for achievements in supervision and criminal investigations.

Military Experience

Education and Training

Training Presentations

Instructed at the following state law enforcement academies on investigative practices, procedures and techniques:

Professional Organizations

Professional Summary

Thirty-five years of distinguished corporate, federal law enforcement, and military experience. Possesses a high-level of education and specialized technical training, together with excellent knowledge of Federal Rules of Evidence and Criminal Procedures. Qualifications include a background in progressively responsible positions and superior performance records in the following areas:

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