CEO Mario Pecoraro founded Alliance Worldwide Investigative Group, Inc. to investigate liability and workers’ compensation fraud and to conduct employee background checks for health care companies, hospitals and service industries. Having grown up working in a small, family-owned investigative company, he took the 15 years of experience he was exposed to and founded what is today a fully licensed, bonded and insured global investigative company.
By 2007, the company had grown to more than 10 employees providing employee background screening and insurance fraud investigation services.
Avvocato Litigation Support International, powered by Alliance Worldwide Investigative Group, was added to the suite of services offered. This division provides legal support and process serving on a local, state, national and international level.
The firm is licensed in New York and New Jersey with plans to expand the practice to other markets.
The company committed over a quarter million dollars towards technology and infrastructure to keep abreast of the ever-changing market and regulatory requirements. In addition, a comprehensive Disaster Recovery Plan was put in place as mandated by the industry.
In 2009, the company moved to its present 4,500 square foot office space located in Clifton Park, New York. This move represented the fourth relocation since 2006 to accommodate the company’s rapid growth.
Alliance expanded its New York City operations with the establishment a sales office located at 5 Penn Plaza.
CEO Mario Pecoraro is featured in exclusive interview with Brian Sullivan on Fox News-Your World with Neil Cavuto. He discusses why some companies hire investigators when employees play hooky. Listen to video here.
In addition to New York and New Jersey, the company is also licensed in Connecticut and Florida. Alliance also maintains a network of several hundred dedicated professionals in many states and countries to assist in all phases of national and international investigations.
Mario Pecoraro is named one of the Albany Business Review’s “40 under Forty” to honor his achievements as one of the Capital Region’s most outstanding business people.
Alliance acquired Streamline Claims Service, a full service claims handling, property/casualty firm. This division offers property adjusting services with state-of-the art estimating, valuations and reporting. In addition, our casualty adjusting services include comprehensive statements, locus investigations, medical authorizations and prompt information for an all-inclusive investigation.
Alliance added four new field investigators, a part-time certified paralegal professional, and several new employees in the insurance fraud investigation division. In addition, the company expanded its Florida operations with the establishment of a sales office located in West Palm Beach, Florida.
The company is launching a new website with a client portal system for each division where clients can log-in and access information 24 hours a day/7 days a week. In addition, Alliance is implementing a new database system for each division for better integration and customer service.
We have also developed a web-based Applicant Portal System where applicants can submit background release forms online. Our Applicant Portal System is a fully secure asymmetric cryptosystem used for data encryption and decryption.
The company currently employs nearly 30 employees and has plans for further growth and expansion in the future.
In March of 2013, Alliance Worldwide Investigative Group, Inc., (AWIG) acquired Shadow Investigations & Process Service Inc. The company had been operating as a full service investigative and legal support service company, servicing approximately 150 corporations and law firms throughout the greater New York City/Metropolitan Area. The acquisition provides enhanced investigative support for all industries on a variety of confidential matters, as well as augments the support we provide to corporate legal teams and law firms throughout New York. These services include insurance fraud investigations, employment background checks, background investigations, and service of process on a local, state, national and international level.
Alliance Worldwide Investigative Group adds new staff in all divisions to accommodate growth. New sales representatives are positioned in several geographic regions throughout the country. The company also expands its licensed states to include Pennsylvania.
Mario Pecoraro is also granted approval by the HR Certification Institute to give accredited webinars and presentations; and by the NYS Insurance Department for continuing education credits targeting adjusters and brokers.
Mario Pecoraro is becoming known as an international leader in the investigative industry and his is profiled in several regional and global publications. He appears on ABC’s 20/20 as the “Gold standard for those who want to screen out the fakes.”
Alliance Worldwide Investigative Group has been named one of the 2014 Best Places to Work in the Capital Region by the Albany Business Review.
Mario Pecoraro publishes a book available on Amazon.com: The Claim Game: Twenty Best Practices When Managing and Investigating Workers’ Comp Claims and is interviewed by NBC Affialiate, WNYT.
The Company expands several departments with the addition of new employees.
Scott Moore was named Director of Operations.
Streamline Claims Service acquires Preferred Adjustment Company, a company that determines coverage totals, amount and value of loss, settlement negotiation services and details reports for clients, insurance carriers, and self-insured companies and attorneys.