BIO – Mario Pecoraro, CEO

MARIO S. PECORARO, CEO

Mario Pecoraro is an entrepreneur, corporate visionary, author and founder of Alliance Worldwide Investigative Group, Inc., which was founded in 2005. The company, which specializes in background screening and insurance fraud investigations, has grown into a national/international investigative firm with a variety of services including pre-employment screening.

Mario is also owner of sister company, Avvocato Litigation Support International, Inc., which is powered by Alliance Worldwide Investigative Group, and operates under the Alliance umbrella of services, providing attorneys and law firms all forms of legal support including service of process on a local, state, national and international level.

In addition, Streamline Claims Service, Inc., is a full service claims handling, property/casualty division offering property adjusting services with state of the art estimating, valuations and reporting. This division also offers casualty adjusting services including comprehensive statements, locus investigations, medical authorizations and prompt information for an all-inclusive investigation. Streamline has a team of adjusters strategically located throughout all of New York, and has the ability to service claims on a regional and multi-state level.

With more than 20 years of proven experience in due-diligence based investigative services, he has spearheaded the growth of the company in a short period of time to become a leader in the insurance and background investigation fields, property/casualty adjusting and process service industries.

Prior to founding the company, Mario worked for fifteen years as a private investigator in a family-owned firm and conducted in excess of 2,500 hours of field investigative work, skip-tracing, asset investigations and locating missing persons, heirs and witnesses.  He graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and Italian from the State University of New York at Albany.

Mario serves on the Executive Boards of many industry organizations and community not-for-profit organizations. He recently published a book, available on Amazon.com, that targets large employers, self-insured employers, insurance carriers, third-party administrators and workers’ comp professionals. “The Claim Game: Twenty Best Practices When Managing and Investigating Workers’ Comp Claims” provides readers with Best Practices on how best to reduce overall risk related to fraudulent workers’ compensation claims.

Mario is sought out as an expert on investigative matters and has been featured on local and national media outlets.  The company was recently featured on ABC’s investigative news show 20/20 and described as the “gold standard” for those who want to screen out the fakes.” To view the segment, click here  To view Mario’s exclusive interview with Brian Sullivan on Fox News Your World with Neil Cavuto discussing why some companies hire investigators when employees play hooky, click here.  He conducts lectures and speaking engagements throughout New York State and was recently honored by his peers as an “Outstanding Business Person.”  Mario is highly respected in the business community for his work ethic, philanthropic contributions, and providing quality due-diligence based investigative services with integrity.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Albany Claims Association (ACA)
President (Jan. 2009 – Dec. 2009); Member since 2004

American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS)
ASIS International Investigative Standards Committee Member – (2013)
Chairman of the Hudson-Mohawk Chapter (Jan. 2007 – December 2009); Current Member

Capital Region Human Resources Association (CRHRA) 
Member, Board of Directors (Jan. 2010 – 2012)

Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO)  
Board Member, Albany Chapter since 2011  

New York Claims Association
Member since 2008

New York State Chapter of Special Investigative Units (NYSSIU)
Member since 2005

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Community Action for Parents, Teens and Interested Neighbors (CAPTAIN)
Member, Board of Directors since 2010

LECTURES AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS (Click Here)

 

EDUCATION

State University of New York at Albany
Major: Criminal Justice and Italian
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Cum Laude