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Robert is the Founder and Co-Owner of API

Robert has been working in the state of Colorado as an investigator since 2001. He is highly experienced in insurance fraud and claims investigations and specializes in surveillance. Robert has trained investigators in stationary and mobile surveillance and the use of up-to-date surveillance equipment and techniques. He has worked surveillance cases all over the state of Colorado, as well as Utah and Wyoming. He is licensed in Colorado, License #0000010. In early 2010, Robert became involved and testified in an effort to defeat Colorado HB10-1012, a bill that would have limited surveillance in Colorado worker’s compensation investigations. The bill was ultimately defeated. Robert became President of the Professional Private Investigators Association of Colorado in November 2010. During his two-year term as President, Robert was influential in introducing Colorado's PI license bill. The bill would ultimately be passed into law after 34 years of previous attempts by the PPIAC. As Past President of PPIAC, Robert continues to work towards elevating the standards of professionalism for investigators in Colorado.


Andrea is the Co-Founder and Co-Owner of API

Andrea has been a professional investigator for since 2000, working in the state of Colorado as an investigator for the majority of her career. Her background includes internal investigations and surveillance for a major casino. Andrea is licensed as an investigator in Colorado (#0000008), specializing in worker's compensation surveillance and child custody investigations, in addition to personal injury defense, corporate investigations, employee misconduct and other related investigations. As former Training Director for The Professional Private Investigator Association of Colorado, she was responsible for the training and continuing education of investigators throughout Colorado. Andrea is a Regional Director for the National Council of Investigation and Security Services. She also serves on the PPIAC board as VP of Legislation.

 

Richard is the Surveillance Specialist of API

Richard has been a full-time investigator for over 20 years specializing in insurance fraud and claims investigations. His surveillance skills, excellent communication skills and many years of testifying in court have qualified him as an expert trial witness since 1994. His career was launched with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration, Cum Laude, from the University of Arizona in 1987. He began field training with Immendorf & Company, a premier San Francisco investigative firm, beginning in 1992 and earned his state of California investigative license in 1996 as one of Immendorf's lead investigators. He has lived and practiced in Colorado since 1997. Today he holds a license in Colorado, is a senior member of the Professional Private Investigator Association of Colorado (PPIAC) and is proud to be a surveillance specialist for Advanced Professional Investigations.

 

Annie - Research Specialist & Client Relations Manager

Annie heads the cyber-investigations and research department of API. She is a licensed investigator in Colorado and was awarded New Investigator of the Year 2016 by The Professional Private Investigator Association of Colorado. Her undergraduate degree in History from The University of Colorado of Denver brings a quest of knowledge and curiosity to our profession and company. She has a strong background in customer service and has earned a Master of Business Administration in her graduate education. Her previous work as a photographer for many years brings her knowledge of digital media to the team as well. Among her many duties are cyber investigations, quality control, office management, company representation at industry functions and ensuring our clients receive the best customer service available.

 


When lawyers or clients ask me for a referral to do surveillance, I immediately think of Robert and Andrea. They have such sterling reputations in this specialty, and know so many tricks of the trade that they can bring to bear to successfully resolve a client's problem.


They are so gracious in sharing their expertise with fellow investigators, and have been stalwarts and huge contributors in the Professional Private Investigators Association of Colorado...I cannot say enough about this husband and wife surveillance team. In short, AWESOME, and you will not be disappointed if you retain them, no matter how difficult or sensitive the assignment.


Dave Pettinari, Owner-Chief Executive Officer, TAC Forensics
September 28, 2010

About the Company


Our investigators are active members of the Professional Private Investigators Association of Colorado; positions that require not only over 6000 hours of investigative work, but are required to pass a civil and criminal background check. This means that we are not only private investigators; we are also Professional Investigators.


API is an investigative agency that specializes in surveillance to include worker's compensation, family law and other insurance and legal investigations. API prides itself in providing quality and integrity with every case, obtaining results in an ethical and legal manner.


We are professional investigators with field experience ranging from 15 to 25 years. API conducts extensive research for our cases, using up-to-date surveillance techniques and equipment. We produce accurate, concise reports that withstand legal scrutiny.


API is proud to be licensed in Colorado (License #0000010).


Our office is conveniently located between Denver and Colorado Springs. We service the entire state of Colorado.


We are your Surveillance Specialists.


If you need surveillance done in Colorado, Robert and Andrea are as good as it gets. Not only are they excellent at conducting surveillance, they are extremely professional and dedicated to their clients. Everything they do is above board and ethical...They are simply the best at what they do, and they are the most honest, ethical people I know. I would recommend them to anyone who needs high quality work done.


Jennifer Brown, J.D., CLI