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About Us

Alliance Worldwide Investigative Group, Inc. was founded in 2005 by CEO Mario Pecoraro.  The company Inspires Confidence by providing complete Risk Mitigation Solutions globally.  The services include due-diligence based background investigations customizable to a variety of industries including banking/finance, technology, energy, gaming/hospitality, transportation, staffing, healthcare and more.  Alliance also performs surveillance and complete SIU investigations for insurance and corporate professionals. In addition, Avvocato Litigation Support International and Preferred Adjustment Company are affiliate companies of Alliance.  Avvocato offers complete legal support including service of process on a local, state, national and international level. This division serves law firms of all sizes, in-house legal departments of major corporations and government agencies that need service of process anywhere. Preferred Adjustment Company provides full-service claims handling and property/casualty adjusting services for insurance carriers, self-insured companies, and attorneys. Preferred team members hold CPCU designation, are strategically located throughout all of New York and can service claims on a regional and multi-state level.

Community Service

Alliance Worldwide Investigative Group participates in many charitable giving projects. One of our favorite causes is CAPTAIN Youth and Family Services (Community Action for Parents, Teens, and interested Neighbors.) Their mission is to assist youth and families of Saratoga County, New York build a brighter future by addressing issues from leadership development to homelessness and poverty. Each Thanksgiving, the office donates grocery items and gift certificates for turkeys to families in need.   We also participate in charitable walks and runs that assist worthy causes including Juvenile Diabetes Research, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and Out of the Darkness suicide prevention walks. More about Alliance community service can be found on our FacebookTwitter, and Linked-In social media posts.

Be proactive, not reactive.

Before financial losses threaten your company, contact us to determine an investigative package that is right for you!

Alliance is the parent company of Avvocato Litigation Support International and Preferred Adjustment Company



Alliance Worldwide Investigative Group, Inc. actively supports Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (MWBE) throughout New York State.

Licensed by the New York State Department of State: 11000117480
NJ License: 8291 CT License: A-2490
Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services: A 2900375
PA License: CP-51-MD-0003155-2014
MA License: LP1044A

Our Mission

Alliance Worldwide Investigative Group, Inc. is dedicated to providing the highest quality Risk Mitigation / Due-Diligence Investigative Services available. The firm operates on a client-needs based theory and always offers the most comprehensive cost-effective solutions to resolve client issues of concern.

Our Promise

We inspire confidence by partnering to provide actionable intelligence, detailed, timely communications and on-time performance.

Meet Our Executive Team

  • 2005

    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.

  • 2008

    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.

  • 2009

    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.

  • 2010

    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.

  • 2011

    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.

    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.

  • 2012

    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.

  • 2012

    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.

  • 2013

    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.

  • 2014

    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.

  • 2014

    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.

  • 2015

    Mario Pecoraro publishes a book available on The Claim Game: Twenty Best Practices When Managing and Investigating Workers' Comp Claims and is interviewed by NBC Affiliate, WNYT.

    The Company expands several departments with the addition of new employees.
    Scott Moore was named Director of Operations.

  • 2016

    Alliance was named 2016 Best Places to Work in the Capital Region by the Albany Business Review. Receives Certificate of Distinction for demonstrating a high level of employee engagement and satisfaction.

    Merger of Streamline Claims Services and Preferred Adjustment Company announced. The new company operates under the name, Preferred Adjustment Company, providing claims handling and property/casualty adjusting services.

  • 2017

    Alliance CEO, Mario Pecoraro purchases new office space for Corporate Headquarters located at 23 Executive Park Drive, Clifton Park, New York.

    Alliance CEO, Mario Pecoraro presents legislative updates at the Capital Region Human Resources Assocition’s “HR at the Helm” one-day conference at the Empire State Plaza.
    Alliance CEO, Mario Pecoraro presents “Tragic Lessons Learned: Best Practices to Prevent Workplace Violence” at the Risk Management Society (RIMS) Annual Conference and Exhibition in Philadelphia.
    Alliance launches new state-of-the-art website to better serve our clients and all site visitors.

  • 2018

    Alliance adds an experienced Director of Sales position to guide it through forecasted explosive growth and new employees are added to all divisions.

    Philadelphia is added to the Alliance list of satellite offices joining New York City, West Palm Beach, and our Clifton Park, NY headquarters.
    Licensed states continue to expand with the addition of Massachusetts. Other states include New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida and Pennsylvania.
    Mario Pecoraro continues as an established thought leader at national conferences who speaks on mitigating risk by hiring right and lessening exposure to workplace violence and fraud.